Wolves blast Lancers 8-1, host 81’s today

Posted: November 18, 2012 in News and notes

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.

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