Wolves head into final weekend in fourth place

Posted: January 21, 2013 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves have their fate in their own hands heading into the final weekend of the regular season.

The Wolves, who sit in fourth place, two points behind the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks in the North Division, play their final home game of the regular season on Friday, Jan. 25, at 8:30 p.m., against second place Shelburne. They then travel to Port Elgin to face the Hawks on Saturday night.

With two wins over the Winterhawks already this season, any tie-breakers should give Ripley third overall and a likely first round date with Shallow Lake. The fourth place team will likely face the Durham Thunder Cats in the first round.

The Thunder Cats will be a huge test for any team, and they proved as much on Saturday night when they defeated the Wolves 2-1 in a shootout.

Paul Stewart opened the scoring early in the second, from Ryan Armstrong and Brian Stanley. Durham wouldn’t tie it up on goalie Kurt Edwards until five minutes into the third, which ended the scoring.

The final home game on Friday night is a big night for the Wolves, as we induct the first five members onto our Wall of Fame. Brent Armstrong, Bill Patterson, Mark Stanley, Rick Smith and Glen Wylds will be honoured for the roles they’ve played in making the team a success prior to and since the team returned to the league 10 years ago. The ceremony will be held prior to the drop of the puck, so plan to be at the game early and be sure to congratulate these very deserving recipients in the Wolves Den during and after the game.

The game is also our Sponsor Appreciation Night, so join us in thanking the community members and business owners who allow this team to be a success on and off the ice.

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