Archive for February, 2014

The Ripley Wolves let it be known that they’re still a force to be reckoned with in the Senior A North Division by making the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks scratch and claw through the five-game series, which ended in overtime on Saturday night.

The Wolves were down in the series three games to one, but had lost Games 2 and 3 by one goal (and Sunday in overtime). On Friday night, facing elimination in Port Elgin, the Wolves played a great game and won 3-2. Back in Port on Saturday night, Kurt Edwards carried the Wolves to overtime, where Port Elgin finished the series with a goal with 90 seconds remaining in the first overtime period.

That’s four one-goal games, including two overtime losses, for Ripley against the three-time Senior A defending champions – a showing no Wolf should hang their head over.

Scorers in Games 4 and 5 are unavailable at this time, but the site will be updated at that time.

Thanks to our players, executive committee, volunteers and sponsors for another successful season of Wolves hockey. We’ll see you in 2014/15!

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OT Loss for Wolves

Posted: February 10, 2014 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves pushed hard right to end of Game 3 on Sunday February 9 in Ripley.  Their hard work paid off during the game to end it in a 2 -2 tie but luck was not on their side in the overtime.

The Winterhawks scored first in the game midway through the first period to take a 1 – 0 lead.  The Wolves did not let the Winterhawks have the lead for long when  Tyler Devos tied up the game with assists going to Tim Dwinell and Mark Stanley .  The Wolves then took the lead on a power play goal by Nick Locking assisted by Travis VanGaver.  The second period was scoreless, but lots of action between the players on the ice led to penalty after penalty.  The Winterhawks tied the game 2-2 halfway through the third with a power play goal.  With no more scoring in the third the game went into overtime.  The Wolves fought hard for a goal but the Winterhawks were the successful team and scored the wining goal with 11:39 on the clock to make the final score 3- 2.

The outstanding Edwards in net stopped  54 shots and the Winterhawks goalie Roultston stopped 28.

The Wolves will travel to Port Elgin on Friday February 14  for a 8:30 puck drop.

Wolves Battle Hard!

Posted: February 9, 2014 in News and notes

In Game 2 of the series with the Saugeen Winterhawks  the Ripley Wolves came a little too close for the Winterhawks liking.  The Wolves once again came out strong and the first period ended with a scoreless tie.  Edwards kept the Winterhawks off the scoreboard until halfway through the second when the Winterhawks broke the tie taking a 1 – 0 lead on a power play.  Nic Locking started the third period off and tied it up  for the Wolves with a power play goal from Jeremy McQuillin and Tyler Devos, but the Winterhawks answered right back taking the lead 2- 1.  Despite the Wolves efforts the Winterhawks thought they secured their lead, 3 – 1, when they scored on a power play with 1:27 left in the game.  The Ripley Wolves did not give up and Tyler Devos made the score 3 – 2 with 38 seconds left on the clock.  Assists went to Mark Stanley and Travis VanGaver.  The Wolves battled until the end but ran out of time to end the game in a 3 – 2 loss.   Another strong game for Edwards stopping 29 shots and the Winterhawks Roulston stopping 32.

Game 3 in Ripley Sunday Feb. 9 at 3:30.

GO WOLVES GO!

The Ripley Wolves began their best of seven series against the Saugeen Winterhawks with Game 1 in Port Elgin Friday Feb. 7.  The Wolves fought hard but came up short with a loss of 5 – 2.  The Wolves were strong on the ice with Edwards in net.  The first period was scoreless with 4:29 left on the clock when Saugeen’s Chris King slid one past Edwards.  The Wolves were determined and after numerous chances  Nic Locking tied the game with 4:31 left in the second, assists going to Jeremy McQuillin and Travis Van Gaver. Tied going into the third, the game changed midway through the period with Saugeen scoring 3 goals on the Wolves making them trail 4-1.  The Wolves did not quit and once again Locking came through scoring with 1:28 left in the third, assisted by VanGaver and McQuillin.  The Wolves fought hard for that 3rd goal but Saugeen came out with the puck and scored on the empty net making it 5-2.  Edwards stopped 33 shots compared to Saugeen’s Roulston 29 shots.

The Wolves play Game 2 tonight, Sat. Feb. 8 at 9:00 in Ripley and Game 3 Sun. Feb. 9 in Ripley at 3:30.

Come cheer on the Wolves!

The Ripley Wolves will look to play spoiler to the defending champion Saugeen Shores Winterhawks in the first round of the North Division playoffs, starting this weekend.

Ripley will head to Port Elgin on Friday night for an 8:30 start, and then host the Hawks on Saturday at 9 p.m. With all the cancellations of regular season games due to weather lately, there will be a third game this weekend – in Ripley – on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday’s game is sponsored by AREVA and Sunday’s sponsor is the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

Game 4 – Friday, Feb. 14 – 8:30 p.m. – in Port Elgin

Game 5 – Saturday, Feb. 15 – 7:30 p.m. – in Ripley (if necessary)

Game 6 – Sunday, Feb. 16 – 7:30 p.m. – in Port Elgin (if necessary)

Game 7 – Tuesday, Feb. 18 – 8:30 p.m. – in Port Elgin (if necessary)

The Wolves will need the support of a big crowd as they face the perennial champs, so come on out and cheer the local boys on!