Sunday, January 12, 2020 | News
Written by Stuart Miller-Davis
Photo by Marc Lafleur
MONTREAL, Quebec – Carleton defender Evan de Haan (Ottawa, ON) picked an opportune time to score his first goal of the season as he lifted the Ravens to 4-3 overtime win over the Concordia Stingers.
“He was a leader tonight,” Ravens head coach Shaun Van Allen said about de Hann. “He had the whole bench’s attention. Everyone is going to notice the goal but from the coaching side that is what we notice.”
The first period ended scoreless with the Ravens having the upper hand offensively firing 11 shots including a shot late in the period by defender Josh Burnside (Brampton, ON) that rang off the post.
The Ravens opened the scoring early in the second period when Stingers goalie Kyle Jessiman got bumped by his own man which gave Carleton first year forward Sam Meisenheimer (Viking, AB) the chance to take a shot that bounced in for his first OUA goal.
The Ravens held onto the 1-0 lead going into the final period on the strength of their penalty kill as they took six penalties in the period.
But the Stingers power play broke through early in the first when a quick one timed shot by Concordia forward Philippe Sanche beat Ravens goaltender Mark Grametbauer (Halifax, NS) up high.
The Ravens were able to take back the lead on the power play when Graametbauer started a quick breakout on the power play that ended with forward Alex Boivin (Ottawa, ON) powering his way to the front of the net and beat Jessiman with a backhand.
Boivin doubled up just as the power play ended when Cole Carter (Ottawa, ON) found him in the slot for a quick shot that Jessiman had no chance to get to.
But the lead wouldn’t stand for Carleton as the Stingers went onto a power play with Cody Caron (Sault Ste Marie, ON) in the box for a double minor for high sticking.
The Stingers called a timeout to draw up a play and it only took them four seconds to win the puck back to defender Bradley Lalonde and he fired a high shot cleanly past Grametbauer.
Concordia scored again on the second half of the power play when forward Liam Murphy spend down the wing and took aa quick wrist shot that fooled Grametbauer to tie the game.
In overtime, the teams traded chances with Ravens forward Dalen Hedges (Ottawa, ON) looking to end the game with a neat little spin around shot that Jessiman stopped.
De Hann put the game to bed after steaeling a loose puck going in alone on Jessiman and shooting a hard shot that bounced off the Stingers netminder and into the net.
“It was a really emotional game,” Van Allen said. “It’s always physical and it’s always emotional when you play here. We were really happy that we won.”
The Ravens pick up a crucial four-point weekend after a win on Friday against Queen’s and return to action next Friday with a game against the Nipissing Lakers on Friday at the Ice House.
RAVENS PLAYER OF THE GAME:
#12 Evan de Hann–Defender– 4th year – Ottawa
UP NEXT: Carleton vs. Nipissing Lakers
Friday, January 17-7 p.m.
Ice House– Ottawa, ON