Wolves can’t hold lead against first-place Elora

Posted: December 1, 2012 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves put up a good fight, but were outlasted by the Elora Rocks in a 6-3 final on Friday night.

The Rocks, who extended their lead for first in the WOAA Sr. A Division’s North League, took a 2-0 lead, but the Wolves chipped away to tie it before the end of the first period.

Nathan Gavey got the Wolves on the board with two goals in less than two minutes late in the first. His first was assisted by two-thirds of the Stanley trio – Brian and Kenny – and his second came with help from Ryan Armstrong and Derek Regier.

Gavey completed his natural hat trick with a marker early in the second, from Tim Dwinnell and Alex MacLeod, giving the Wolves a 3-2 lead.

It was short-lived though, as Elora scored to tie it just a couple of minutes later and then added two more before the second was out, taking a 5-3 lead into the third. The Rocks added an insurance goal midway through the third to seal the deal.

Tom Church was in net for the Wolves, a team that “deserved better,” said Captain Jeremy McQuillin via Twitter.

The Wolves look to rebound against the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Ripley Arena. The game is sponsored by Kempton Construction and kids get in free if they bring their colouring contest poster, which was sent home from school this week.

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