Expectations were high for the Concordia Stingers going into their home-and-home series with the Carleton Ravens, but they dropped both games – a 4-3 shootout loss and a 3-0 home loss – to drop four points behind the Ravens for third place in the QSSF.
“We were coming off of a great weekend, and had our best week of practice all year,” said Stingers coach Les Lawton. “But our on-ice communication was miserable, our puck support was horrible, our passing was soft, our play on face-offs was soft. We just didn’t have the intensity to be successful. We know we can do it, but for some reason we didn’t have it these last two days,” he said.
On Saturday night, the Stingers had leads of 1-0 and 3-2, but were unable to stop the Ravens, who tied it up early in the third period on a goal from Laura Jackson. Amy Ouderkirk scored the winner in the shootout for the Ravens. Bianca Chartrand, Andrea Dolan and Catherine Desjardins scored for the Stingers.
On Sunday night, back home at Concordia, Kristina Romeo opened the scoring for the Ravens at 4:02 of the second period. Romeo got a feed from Carly Snell before putting a wrist shot between the legs of Stingers goaltender Meggy Hatin-Leveill