Written by Stuart Miller-Davis
Photo by Marc Lafleur
OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens had their winning streak halted at 6 games falling 2-1 to thee uOttawa Gee-Gees at the Minto Sports Complex.
“Disappointing we lost,” Ravens head coach Shaun Van Allen told the media after the game.
The two teams traded power play opportunities back and forth throughout the first period, but neither were able to find the back of the net as Ravens goaltender Mark Grametbauer (Halifax, NS) and Gee-Gees keeper Domenic Graham shutting the door.
The Ravens broke the scoreless tie while on the power play when Cole Carter (Ottawa, ON) send an aerial pass across to Brogan O’Brien (Prince George, BC) and he calmly chipped the puck over Graham for his ninth goal of the season.
The Gee-Gees got the equalizer with time winding down in the second period when the Ravens turned the puck over to Gee-Gees forward Mathieu Newcomb. He took the puck in alone on Grametbauer and made the Ravens pay with a quick wrist shot beating the goaltender on his glove side.
In the third period, the Gee-Gees capitalized when the Ravens were unable to get the puck out of their zone to get the lead. Gee-Gees forward Cody Drover fed defenceman Nicholas Mattnen who snuck in from the point and finished the play shoveling the puck in past Grametbauer.
With under three minutes to go the Ravens got a power play opportunity when Kody McDonald (Lethbridge, AB) got aa stick to the face. The Ravens controlled the puck in the offensive zone but were held out by the Gee-Gees defence.
“We’ll go look at the film and try to come up with a different plan for Friday,” Van Allen said. “I don’t think either team played outstanding but a full credit for their win.”
The Ravens will look to rebound against the Gee-Gees on Friday in the annual Colonel By Classic game played at TD Place Arena.
UP NEXT: Colonel By Classic Carleton vs. uOttawa
Friday, November 15-7 p.m.
TD Place Arena – Ottawa, ON