Ryerson enters the final weekend holding down the third seed in the OUA east division. The Rams can finish no worse than fourth and have already secured themselves a playoff game on home turf in the first round.
Either Laurentian or Nipissing could be the Rams' first round opponent so the final regular season games will give the teams a feel for what they can expect early next week.
In their first matchup this season, Ryerson took a 2-1 win over Laurentian in Sudbury. The Rams built a 2-0 lead but surrendered a second half goal to let the Voyageurs close the gap.
Allowing teams back into games has been a common theme for the Rams of late as they haven't been able to find a way to put teams away. This will be something Ryerson focuses on going forward in order to find success in the postseason.
Laurentian's leading scorer is Davor Alisic (Charlottetown, PEI) with six goals in 11 games.
Ryerson's 0-0 draw with Nipissing on September 15 was not the outcome the Rams had hoped for and will be looking to take the final three points of the year this time around. The game could be another defensive battle though, as Ryerson's nine goals against is third best in the OUA while Nipissing's 12 against is fifth.
Midfielders Jean-Michel Paulin (North Bay, Ont.), Graham Dufort (North Bay, Ont.) and defender Tylor Doell (Surrey, B.C.) each have three goals for the Lakers this season.
The Rams square off against Laurentian at 3:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon while they do battle with Nipissing on Sunday. Both games will be at Birchmount Stadium.
Vince D'Elia (Vaughan, Ont.), Markus Molder (Toronto) and Nikola Milosevic (Etobicoke, Ont.) will be honoured prior to the start of the Nipissing game as they participate in their last regular season OUA game.
Ryerson has a quick turnaround from the regular season to the postseason as they will play Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Esther Shiner Stadium. Their opponent will not be decided until the end of this weekend.