Photo by Christian Bender

Rams and Ravens meet for Wilson Cup title

By Luke Bellus

TORONTO - For the fourth season in a row, the Ryerson Rams and Carleton Ravens will go head to head in the OUA Wilson Cup championship game. 

The first time these two teams met in the OUA Finals was 2016 when Ryerson walked away winners of the program's first OUA banner, and Ryerson followed that up with another OUA Championship the following season beating the Ravens in Ottawa. 

Carleton however, returned the favour in the finals last season and reclaimed OUA gold with a commanding win. And although both teams' end goal is to win a national championship, that path could become more obtainable by winning the OUA. 

These teams have met twice this season and split the games, with both road teams winning. 

In the Ravens win over the Rams it was a very quick start to the game for the No. 1 ranked team in the nation and the 12-0 run that they opened with was enough to get them the win. 

In the second meeting the Rams went with a very tight rotation with four players playing at least 30 minutes. Keevon Small came off the bench for Ryerson that game and he logged 30 minutes but the rest of the bench - which accounts for four players - played a combined nine minutes and had zero points. 

An interesting player to watch in this game with be the Rams Jayden Frederick. His 23 points per game lead the team after two playoff games and throughout the year has shown his ability to take over games. However, he struggled in the two regular season games against Carleton, having just one point in 28 minutes against the Ravens this year. 

If Frederick is able to find a way to keep his playoff ways going against the Ravens he could be the needed boost Ryerson will need to push past this top seeded Ravens team. 

Action will tip off at 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. You can watch the Rams go for their third Wilson Cup in four years on OUA.tv

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