Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Women's Hockey
Written by Sarah Snider
Photo by Sarah Snider
Ravens 2 Concordia 1
Ravens women’s hockey started their season off with a buzz, beating the Concordia Stingers 2-1 Saturday afternoon at the Ice House.
This game was a battle of the goaltenders right from the opening face off. Concordia’s Caroline Lavoie-Pilon and Carleton’s Eri Kiribuchi both made phenomenal saves to keep the game an intense battle. Carleton fired 28 shots at Lavoie-Pilon and Kiribuchi stopped 22 shots from the Stingers, including many battles in front of the net.
Wearing pink jersey’s in support of breast cancer awareness month, the Ravens came out of the gate strong. Rookie Chloe Dion opened the scoring at 14:01 in the first period, putting the Ravens up 1-0 heading into the 1st intermission.
Marie-Pier Cloutier struck back for the Stingers, sliding the puck passed Ravens goaltender Kiribuchi at 3:59 in the second period.
After a high stick caused their goal to be called off, the Ravens channelled their frustration and scored another goal within minutes. Sadie Wegner fired the shot that brought the Ravens up 2-1 over the Stingers.
An early whistle that resulted in a Concordia goal being called off kept the Ravens up by 1 heading into the third period.
Concordia came into the third period ready to take the win from the Ravens, but Kiribuchi was a brick wall in the Ravens crease. After 60 minutes of play, the Ravens came out on top, winning 2-1 over the Concordia Stingers.
Next up the Ravens play cross-town rivals University of Ottawa GeeGee’s this Sunday in the Ice House. Join the Ravens for Pink in the Rink to support breast cancer awareness. Puck drop is at 2 pm.