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WHKY | Ravens earn valuable point in OT loss

Written by Stuart Miller-Davis

Photo by Marc Lafleur

OTTAWA, Ontario – Amy Doherty’s first career regular season U SPORTS goal was an important one as the Carleton Ravens took a point falling to the McGill Martlets 3-2 in overtime.

“It’s a big point,” said Ravens head coach Pierre Alain. “We came from behind twice and never let down, just kept going. I liked the way we responded to their goals.”

The game got off to a quick start with McGill jumping on the Ravens defence early. Less than a minute into the game the Martlets grabbed a 1-0 lead when forward Jade Downie-Landry made a pass to linemate Lea Dumais and she put a quick wrist shot up over the left shoulder of Ravens goaltender Katelyn Steele (Markham, ON).

At the midway point of the period the Ravens responded with a goal of their own when forward Annie-Pier Tremblay (Sherbrooke, QC) made a pass from behind the Martlets net to forward Shannon Pearson (Paris, ON) and she one timed it past Martlets goalie Tricia Deguire for the tie.

McGill regained the lead while on the power play when McGill fired a shot from the point that redirected past Steele.

The Ravens got what looked to be the tying goal when forward Jamie Wainman (Orillia, ON) poked the puck past Deguire in a scrum in front of the Martlet goalie. The Ravens celebrated the goal but after the referees conferenced, the goal was disallowed.

“The referees said that we pushed the goalie into the net,” Alain said about the call. “I didn’t agree with it but it’s their call.”

The Ravens, following the disallowed goal, charged into the McGill zone and forward Hannah Dinovitzer (Ottawa, ON) toke the puck away from the Martlets defence. Dinovitzer then fed linemate Amy Doherty (Ottawa, ON) in front of the Martlets goal and she placed a quick wrist shot up and over the blocker of Deguire.

“It was exciting especially after the goal before was disallowed,” Doherty said. “My linemates were forechecking really well so, I took the middle lane. The puck popped up and I just grabbed it. I saw that their goalie was screened by her own player so, I took the shot and it went in.”

Three minutes into the second period, with Carleton forward Taylor Killip (Victoria, BC) off for tripping, the Ravens scored the only goal of the period, when Dinovitzer used her speed to break in alone on Deguire and found room up over the glove of the McGill netminder to grab the lead for the Ravens.

“Special teams are huge, power play or penalty kill,” Alain said. “If you can score on the penalty kill it’s huge.”

With eight and a half minutes left in the third period the Martlets even the score on the power play when they fired a shot from the point and the rebound popped right out to forward Marika Labrecque, who shovelled the rebound in past Steele to tie the game at three.

The two teams ended regulation tied and overtime would be needed to settle the contest.

In the extra time period the Ravens turned the puck over while trying to break the puck out which created a two-on-one chance for the Martlets and forward Stephanie Desjardins fired a wrist shot up over the glove of Steele to end the game.

“Puck management is something that we need to be better at,” Alain said. “In the meantime, it’s a point and it’s a big point. ”

“I thought we deserved the win, so it was a bit frustrating to have the loss,” Doherty said. “We just have to comeback even harder against Montreal and get two points.”

The Ravens will look to build on the point and keep pace for the fourth and final playoff spot in the RSEQ conference when they face the Montreal Carabins on Sunday, Jan 20 at 2 pm. at the Ice House

RAVENS PLAYER OF THE GAME:
#16 Hannah Dinovitzer–Forward– 4th year – Ottawa, ON

UP NEXT:
Carleton vs.
Montreal Carabins

Sunday, January 20-2 p.m.

Ice House–Ottawa ON