Archive for December, 2014

Wolves come back to beat Lucknow

Posted: December 28, 2014 in News and notes

Though they trailed 4-1 at one point during Saturday night’s game in Lucknow, the Ripley Wolves scored three in the third period for a 5-4 comeback victory.

Goals were scored by Nick Locking, Jarred Colling, Jeremy McQuillin, Brett Catto and Mark Stanley. Assists went to Travis Vangaver (2), Corey McCrae, Shawn Stewart, Ryan Armstrong, Cody Britton, Tyler McCarthy, Paul Stewart, Locking and Catto.

The Wolves will travel to Port Elgin on Tuesday night for an 8:30 p.m. start, and then host Mapleton-Minto on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

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The Ripley Wolves split their games last weekend, defeating Lucknow 7-3 and losing to Durham 4-2 (empty netter).

Jamie Bailey got the start on Friday night at home against their cross-township rivals and made 30 saves for his first Senior A win.

Goals were scored by Tim Dwinnell (2), Brett Catto (2), Devin Kemp, Cody Britton and Mark Stanley. Assists went to Jarred Colling (3), Britton (2), Vangaver (2), Tyler de Vos and Nick Locking.

On Saturday, the Wolves hosted Durham and lost 4-2 (empty netter). de Vos had a goal and a helper, while Tyler McCarthy had the other Wolves marker. Kemp had two assists, while Dwinnell also had a hand in de Vos’s goal.

Kurt Edwards was strong in the Wolves net, making 35 saves, while Ripley peppered Durham’s goalie with 40 shots.

Ripley travels to Lucknow this Saturday, Dec. 27, for an 8 p.m. start, and then head to Port Elgin to face the Winterhawks on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 8:30 p.m. The Wolves return home on Saturday, Jan. 3, against the Mapleton-Minto 81’s.

Wolves split games on weekend

Posted: December 16, 2014 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves played two strong games on the weekend, coming out of their two home games with a win and a loss.

The Wolves hosted Saugeen Shores on Friday night and lost a close 4-2 game (empty netter). Goals were scored by Josh MacDonald and Brett Catto. Assists went to Ryan Armstrong, Alex MacLeod, Jarred Colling and Jordan Cale.

Kurt Edwards made 32 saves in the loss.

On Saturday night, the Wolves hosted Shallow Lake and jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead. Goals went to Cody Britton, Shawn Stewart and Travis Vangaver. Assists went to Catto, Colling, Vangaver and Cale.

The Crushers got to within one by the end of the first and, as the lead changed hands in a wild second, the Wolves managed to take a 6-5 lead into the third. Second period goals were scored by Catto, Vangaver and Nick Locking. Assists went to Britton, Jeremy McQuillin (2) and Locking.

The teams exchanged goals in the third and the Wolves hung on for an 8-7 win. Britton completed his hat-trick with two in the third, with assists going to Stewart, Cale and Catto (2).

Edwards made 28 saves in the win.

The Wolves, now 5-9-0, and in sixth place in the North Division, host rival Lucknow on Friday night at 8 p.m. The Tykes will be playing between periods and the game sponsor is Current Electric. On Saturday, the Wolves host Durham at 7:30. It’s our Christmas Party, so join us in the Den for Christmas treats and cheer. The sponsor is Brian Stanley Trucking.

The Wolves got back in the win column with a big 3-2 win over the Mapleton-Minto 81’s last weekend.

Playing a satellite game in Drayton, the Wolves gave the defending North Division champions a bit of a shock as the visitors won 3-2.

Scorers were Corey McCrae and Nick Locking (2). Assists went to Tim Dwinnell, Drew Davidson, Brett Catto and McCrae.

Kurt Edwards was huge in the Ripley net, helping the Wolves improve to 4-8.

Ripley returns home for two this weekend. They host the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks on Friday, Dec. 12, at 8:30 p.m. Sponsors are the Ripley Legion and KNJ Farms.

Then, on Saturday, they’ll welcome the Shallow Lake Crushers for a 7:30 p.m. start. It’s the Team Jersey Challenge, so minor hockey players can win a prize for having the most players from their team at the game! Game sponsors are DG MacDonald and Son and Presto Crest.

The Ripley Wolves return to the ice this Friday, looking to improve upon a 3-8 start to the season.

The Wolves will travel to Drayton to face Mapleton-Minto at 8 p.m. after having last weekend off.

Ripley has lost three straight, including games to Saugeen Shores (10-7) and Durham (7-2) on the Nov. 21 weekend. Goals scorers for the Wolves in Port Elgin were Drew Davidson (4 – all in the first period), Ryan Armstrong and Cody Britton (2). Assists went to Britton (4), Brett Catto (5), Kyle Wreford, Davidson, Tim Dwinnell and Tyler deVos.

Goal scorers in the Durham game were Mark Stanley and Britton. Assists went to Jordan Cale, Brian Stanley, Nick Locking and Catto.

The Wolves return home on Dec. 12 to begin a stretch of home games over the Christmas season.