The Gee-Gees women's hockey team earned a pair of points over the weekend, defeating the Carleton Ravens in overtime, before falling to the top ranked team in the country, the Concordia Stingers.
NOVEMBER 15 vs. CARLETON
Following a scoreless second period, Carleton answered back in the third period, tying up the contest just 30 seconds into the frame.
Both sides pressured for the go-ahead goal as the minutes ticked away in regulation.
With three minutes remaining in the contest, a delayed penalty was called against the Gee-Gees, and Carleton tried to create a scoring chance before Ottawa could regain possession.
Pressure by an Ottawa attacker forced a Raven to pass backwards to her own defender, but the bouncing puck hopped over her stick before trickling into a wide-open Carleton net. Kate Maclean was credited with the goal for the Gee-Gees.
Carleton was able to score on the power play, forcing overtime.
In the extra frame, Ottawa had the opportunity on the power play. Immediately off the face-off, Bouchard won the draw, passing to Christine Deaudelin. She was quick to dish to Alice Fillion, who promptly buried the puck to win the game.
NOVEMBER 17 vs. CONCORDIA
While Concordia scored on their opening shot of the game, it was the Gee-Gees that controlled play in the opening period, outshooting the top ranked Stingers by a margin of 14-7.
In the second period, Gareau scored on the power play to tie the contest, though Concordia replied with a power play goal of their own minutes later, and extended the lead to 3-1 before the end of the period.
With just five minutes remaining on the clock, Gareau used her speed to finesse past a defender and fired a precise shot into the top corner of the net to cut into the lead.
A Concordia goal just a minute later restored the two-goal lead and prevented the Gee-Gees from completing the comeback
STATS AT A GLANCE
- Sophie Gareau scored three goals in two games this weekend. With five goals on the season, she's now tied with Alice Fillion for second-most goals scored by a player in the RSEQ.
- After going 2-10 on the power play this weekend, the Gee-Gees now lead the RSEQ with a power play success rate of 14.8-percent.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"I felt the team stuck to the game plan [on Friday against Carleton], and continued to fight back. The bench was positive and encouraging, we stuck to our systems and structure, and ultimately that brought us success tonight. … I thought our team played really well, we had great energy and tempo [against Concordia]. We played a great team game by keeping our play simple with the puck. We're obviously disappointed with the overall result today, but there's plenty of positives to take away heading into practice this week, and our next game." — Chelsea Grills, interim head coach
Next weekend, the Gee-Gees will travel to Montreal on Sunday, November 24 to take on the nationally ranked Montreal Carabins. In their most recent meeting, the Gee-Gees edged the Carabins 2-1 at the Minto Sports Complex. Follow @GeeGeesWHOC on Twitter for live updates during the game.