Archive for November, 2012

The Ripley Wolves won their third straight game on Friday night in Shallow Lake.

The Wolves fell behind early, giving up two goals in the first period, but they tied things up in the second with goals from Ryan Armstrong and Mark Stanley. Assists went to Jeremy McQuillin and Nathan Gavey on Armstrong’s goal, and Travis VanGaver and Brian Stanley.

Mark’s goal tied the game with just two seconds left in the second period, sending the Wolves to the room on a high.

That momentum carried over into the third, when Mark scored seconds into the period to give the Wolves a lead that would last less than 30 seconds, when Shallow Lake slipped one past goalie Kurt Edwards, who stopped 26 shots on the night.

The Wolves continued to battle the tough Shallow Lake team and capitalized on a powerplay with 12 minutes remaining in the game, when Nick Locking scored from VanGaver.

Paul Stewart then sealed the Wolves win with a shorthanded, unassisted goal with 2:34 left on the clock.

The Wolves have the rest of the weekend off, and then travel to Elora next Friday night, and then host the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Ripley, at 7:30 p.m. The game is sponsored by Kempton Construction.

Wolves beat Mapleton-Minto 3-1

Posted: November 20, 2012 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves capped a strong weekend with a 3-1 win over the Mapleton-Minto 81’s.

Nick Locking capped an amazing weekend with two goals and an assist, while Mark Stanley continued his strong play of late with a goal and two assists. Jeremy McQuillin added three assists in the win on Sunday.

The Wolves travel to Shallow Lake on Nov. 23 for an 8:30 p.m. game, and return to Ripley on Saturday, Dec. 1, and host the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks at 7:30 p.m.

The Ripley Wolves improved to 5-2 on the season with a 8-1 drubbing of their cross-township rivals on Friday night.

It was a chippy affair from the start, and the referee handed out numerous 10-minute misconducts in the first period in an attempt to keep things in check. The Wolves took advantage of a powerplay late in the first when Travis VanGaver scored from Mark Stanley and Jeremy McQuillin.

The Wolves opened the game up in the second with three goals – two of them shorthanded – to Lucknow’s one. Stanley scored from Nick Locking and VanGaver, and then Locking dropped two shorthanded goals before the period was out. Assists went to Darrin MacDonald, VanGaver and McQuillin.

The penalty sheet filled up in the third, and the Wolves kept pumping goals past Lucknow’s keeper. VanGaver scored his second of the night, from Stanley, followed by rookie Kenny Stanley’s first goal as a Wolf, from Andy Cline, on the powerplay.

Nick Locking capped his incredible night with a third shorthanded goal, this time unassisted. MacDonald finished the scoring with the Wolves fourth shortie of the night, from Cline.

Tom Church stopped 34 shots for the much-deserved win.

The Wolves look to build off Friday night’s win when they host the Mapleton-Minto (Palmerston) 81’s, at 3 p.m. this afternoon. It’s Tyke Day, so the future stars will show off their skills with a game between the first and second period. The game is sponsored by PrestoCrest Kincardine.


That was a tough weekend.

The Ripley Wolves were routed for the second night in a row, falling 9-2 to the Elora Rocks on Saturday night, in front of a big crowd at the Ripley Arena. The loss came on the heels of an 8-2 thumping on Friday night in Shelburne.

The Wolves, who looked sluggish after having last weekend off after an impressive 4-0 start to the season, fell behind early – Elora scored twice in the first seven minutes and led 3-0 after one period.

The Rocks scored twice more early in the second – one shorthanded – to lead 5-0 before the Wolves would get on the board with a shortie of their own. Travis VanGaver made a beautiful move to the middle of the ice on the Rocks defenceman and sent the puck to Tyler deVos at the side of the net. It appeared deVos tapped in an easy one, but the ref gave it to VanGaver with deVos getting the assist.

The shorthanded marker didn’t provide much of a lift though, as the Rocks added two more in the last five minutes of the second to put an end to any thoughts of a rally.

VanGaver added his second of the night on the powerplay in the third, from Jeremy McQuillin and deVos.

Tom Church started in the Wolves net and was pulled early in the second, with Kurt Edwards taking his place between the pipes.

The Wolves have next weekend off before hosting their cross-township rivals from Lucknow on Friday, Nov. 16, at 8:30 p.m. It’s Senior’s Night and it’s sponsored by Pollock Electric. They welcome Mapleton-Minto (Palmerston) on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. Don’t miss this game, as it’s Tyke Night and the future Wolves will play a game between periods. Tyke Night is sponsored by Presto Crest.

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The Ripley Wolves suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night, after suffering an 8-2 thumping at the hands of the Shelburne Muskies.

In their first game against Shelburne since last season’s hard-fought playoff series, which the Wolves lost in overtime of Game 6, the Wolves couldn’t get out of the gate strongly and were down 3-0 after the first period and 5-1 after two.

Both the Wolves goals came on the powerplay, with brothers Nathan and Darren Gavey each finding the net. Assists went to Travis VanGaver and Jeremy McQuillin (2).

Kurt Edwards was busy in the Wolves net all night and was relieved in the third by Tom Church.

The league’s other undefeated team, the Durham ThunderCats, also lost last night, leaving Ripley tied at the top of the league standings with eight points.

Ripley looks to rebound tonight at home against Elora. Game time is 7:30 p.m. It’s Minor Hockey Night, so any kids wearing their hockey jersey get in free.

The game is sponsored by the Ripley Legion.