Archive for December, 2013

Wolves play two this weekend

Posted: December 27, 2013 in News and notes

Tonight the Ripley Wolves will travel to Port Elgin to take on the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, with puck drop at 8:30.

On Saturday night, the Wolves will host their cross-township rivals, the Lucknow Lancers, with the first faceoff at 7:30 p.m. Last weekend, the Wolves outscored the Lancers 7-3 in an entertaining affair on the southeast side of the township.

Saturday night is the Wolves’ Christmas party, so come on up to the Wolves Den for some snacks and festive beverages to celebrate the season. The game’s sponsor is Current Electric.

The Ripley Wolves bounced back from a Friday night loss to beat their cross-township rivals in Lucknow on Saturday night.

The Wolves, who lost 6-1 to Shallow Lake at home Friday, took it to the Lucknow Lancers on Saturday night and came away with a 7-3 win.

On Friday night, the Wolves just couldn’t get anything going against the Shallow Lake Crushers, who led 1-0 after one period and 4-0 after two. The only Ripley goal was scored by Kyle Gallant on an absolutely laser from the point on a powerplay in the third. The assist went to Jarred Colling.

Kurt Edwards stopped 33 shots in the loss.

Saturday was a different story, as the Wolves stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Jeremy McQuillin (2) and Nathan Gavey. Assists went to Mark Stanley (3), Devin Kemp, Kurt Colling and Corey McCrae.

The Wolves scored a fourth in the first minute of the second period – this time it was Kemp from Alex MacLeod – before Lucknow scored two quick ones just minutes later two pull with two.

The Wolves then sealed the game with three goals before the midway mark of the third period with McQuillin completing his hat trick, Stanley adding a goal to go with his four assists on the night, and K. Colling netting his first. Assist went to Brian Stanley, Gavey, Kemp and M. Stanley.

The Lancers added a late powerplay goal to end the scoring, with the Wolves ahead 7-3.

Edwards stopped 26 shots for the win.

Ripley travels to Port Elgin on Friday night for an 8:30 puck drop, and then host Lucknow on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. It’s our Christmas party, so come out and enjoy a great rivalry, some snacks, beverages and Christmas spirit! Game sponsor is Current Electric.

There was an old-fashioned barn-burner at the Ripley arena on Friday night.

The Wolves hosted first-place Elora and the teams combined for 16 goals in a 9-8 Elora shootout win.

The first period was a wild one, with both teams scoring three times in the frame. Elora scored 50 seconds in, but Brock Lowry responded seconds later for the Wolves, assisted by Devin Kemp and Tyler deVos. Nathan Gavey and Paul Stewart gave the Wolves a short-lived 3-1 lead, only to have Elora score two quick ones to finish out the period.

The Wolves outscored the Rocks 3-2 in the second and took a 6-5 lead into the third, with goals going to Jarred Colling, Zac McIntosh and Nathan Gavey. Assists went to Shawn Stewart, Chad Colling, Corey McCrae, deVos and P. Stewart (2).

In the third, the teams traded goals before the eight-minute mark, with Locking keeping the Wolves ahead from Brian Stanley and deVos. Elora responded with two in the dying minutes though, to take an 8-7 lead into the final seconds. Just to add to the excitement in the rink, Gavey scored his second of the night with just 16 seconds left on the clock to send the game to overtime.

The extra five minutes solved nothing, so the game was decided in a shootout, which the Rocks won.

Goalie Kurt Edwards did his job in helping the Wolves get the game to overtime and securing a big point for the Ripley boys, as they try to move up the standings as the playoffs creep nearer.

Ripley heads into the Christmas season by hosting Shallow Lake on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. The game is sponsored by the Power Workers’ Union and Farmer’s Diner and Pizzeria. They then head to Lucknow on Saturday night at 8 p.m. to face their cross-township rivals.

Don’t forget about the Wolves’ Christmas party, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, during the home against Lucknow. The puck drops and the fun begins at 8:30 p.m. That game is sponsored by Current Electric.

The RIpley Wolves had a difficult night on Saturday while facing the three-time defending champion Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, falling 11-4.

The Wolves opened the scoring on a goal from Kyle Wreford, with assists going to Nick Locking and Jeremy McQuillin. Port Elgin promptly responded with three goals over the next four minutes, before Jarred Colling scored from Shawn Stewart and Paul Stewart.

The Wolves pulled to within one five minutes into the third period when P. Stewart scored from Corey McCrae and Colling, but Port Elgin pulled away with another three goals over a four-minute span to take a 7-3 lead.

Locking scored the Wolves final goal, from Josh MacDonald, but the Hawks stretched their lead again before the second period was done. The third was all Winterhawks, as the perennial champs scored four in the third to finish the game 11-4.

Kurt Edwards stopped 28 shots in the loss.

The Wolves host Elora on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. in a game sponsored by the Power Workers’ Union and Farmer’s Diner and Pizzeria. It’s the Team Jersey Challenge, so kids can wear their team’s jersey for prizes!

Wolves split weekend games

Posted: December 5, 2013 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves took the long ride to Shelburne Friday night and brought home a win, but couldn’t repeat their success at home on Sunday against Palmerston.

The Wolves defeated the Muskies 5-3 on Friday night, with Kurt Edwards getting the win in net. Goals were scored by Shawn Stewart, Tim Dwinnell (2), Devin Kemp and Jeremy McQuillin. Assists went to Brock Lowry, Jarred Colling, Nick Locking (3), McQuillin (2), Mark Stanley and Corey McCrae.

On Sunday, in a game sponsored by Kempton Construction, the Wolves took an early lead on Palmerston on a goal by M. Stanley, from McCrae. Unfortunately it was all 81s from there, as they scored seven unanswered goals over the next two periods and eventually won 8-3. Tyler deVos had two goals for the Wolves in the third, from Paul Stewart and Kyle Gallant.

Kurt Edwards took the loss in the game.

The Wolves, now 3-7-2 on the season, host the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. The game, which is also Tyke Night, where local youngsters will play a game between periods, is sponsored by Colling/Lippert Trucking.