Wolves hang on for 5-4 win in series clincher

Posted: February 17, 2013 in News and notes

Although Durham put up a great fight, pulling within one with just a minute left in the game, the Ripley Wolves earned the series win on Saturday night, in front of a huge crowd at home.

The Wolves lead 3-1 after one and 4-3 after two, but Durham continued to battle right until the final buzzer, ending an unbelievably tight series, which featured three overtime games.

Nick Locking had two first period goals, one on the powerplay, and Ryan Armstrong. In the second, Locking completed his hat trick, and in the third he rifled the eventual game winner inside the left post to end the night with four goals. Assists went to Paul Stewart, Devin Kemp, Chad Colling, Travis VanGaver (3) and Jeremy McQuillin (2).

Kurt Edwards was once again solid in the Wolves net, withstanding a barrage of shots in the third period to preserve the win. He stopped 33 shots on the night.

The Wolves now await the winner of the Shelburne Muskies and Shallow Lake Crushers series, which heads back to Shallow Lake for Game 6, after the Crushers staved off elimination with a road win last night. If Shelburne prevails, the Wolves will face first-place Elora, while it will be a short trip to Port Elgin if Shallow Lake can complete an incredible comeback.

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