Written by Kassia Skorzewska
Photo by Marc Lafleur
KINGSTON, Ontario – In their first game back from their New Brunswick road trip, the Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team defeated the Queen’s University Gaels 3-1 in preseason action.
“We kind of played two games in just that one game. First part of the game was not very good. We didn’t execute, we were struggling on the breakout, didn’t have our legs going, so, we put ourselves in trouble in the first half of the game,” head coach Pierre Alain said.
“And in the second half, we came up with good plays, we started to execute our breakouts better, started to get shots on net, and started to skate because we weren’t moving our feet quick enough,” he added.
The Gaels scored their one and only goal in the first period, which was then followed by goals from Ravens forwards Jenna Morais, Hannah Dinovitzer, and Annie-Pier Tremblay.
“She can score goals in tight, and she’s a big, big power forward, and we really like her work ethic, and she’s a big presence in front of the offensive net,” Alain said about Morais since she’s joined the team.
Alain also praised goaltender Alexandra Lehmann’s presence in net as she saved 30 shots on net.
“She kept us in the game, especially in the second, and even in the first when we were not moving our skates, and then in the third she was also pretty good,” Alain said.
“The shots are pretty tight, and they had four powerplays. We didn’t give up a goal on the PK, so in terms of special teams that was very good, but Lehmann played a solid game,” he added.
The Ravens will now get set to face off against the University of Western Mustangs in their final game of the preseason on Oct. 5.
“Overall, we need to move the puck better, skate better with the puck, and pass the puck better, especially on breakouts and in the neutral zone on our entries, and keep executing. Keep working on basics, keep being responsible, and keep being accountable,” Alain said.
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