Photo by Marc Lafleur
MONTREAL – The Concordia Stingers struck early and often on Friday night, handing the Carleton Ravens their third straight loss. The Stingers scored three times in the first on route to an 8-1 victory.
After Rosalie Begin-Cyr opened the scoring in the fourth minute the Stingers would add two in the final 2:19 of the first for the early lead. Audrey Belzile and Brigitte Laganiere would add the other two for the Stingers who outshot the Ravens 17-1 in the opening frame.
Making her first U SPORTS start, Ravens rookie goaltender Frédérike Lavoie-Leroux (Boucherville, Que.) would face 53 shots on the night as the Stingers improved their record to 3-1-1. On offence, Jenna Morais (Burlington, Ont.) would continue her hot start to the season tipping in a Justina Beard (Metcalfe, Ont.) point shot early in the second for her fourth goal in 5 games. Unfortunately for the Ravens, Belzile would add her second of the game to close out the period with a 4-1 Stingers lead.
It was all Stingers in the third as Emily Lavoie would add a pair and Belzile would complete her hat trick before adding a fourth of the night with five minutes to play. The Stingers outshot the Ravens 23-5 in the final frame as they closed out the Ravens.
At 2-3 the Ravens remain on the road Sunday afternoon when they make their first trip to Lennoxville to face the Bishop’s Gaiters. The contest is a return matchup after the Ravens handed the Gaiters their first U SPORTS loss at the Ice House on October 29.
With all six teams in the RSEQ having now played 5 games the Ravens are in a three-way tie for third place with Montreal and the University of Ottawa. The Gaiters will enter Sunday’s contest only two points back in sixth.