Wolves welcoming three to Wall of Fame

Posted: January 19, 2015 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves will add another three names to its Wall of Fame at its final home game of the regular season, on Jan. 25.

Marina Cameron, Pat Chatham and Jane VanSickle will be honoured for their years of work and dedication when the Wolves face Shallow Lake on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Since the team returned to the WOAA Senior ‘A’ league in 2002, Pat and Marina have been the first smiling faces fans see when they enter the arena, rarely missing a game over the past decade. Working the gate is often a cold and thankless job, but Pat and Marina never miss a shift. Without their commitment, the Wolves executive would be constantly scrambling for volunteers, and we cannot thank them enough for their dedication to our hockey team.

Jane VanSickle was one of the original members of the Wolves executive when the team was resurrected in ’02. Jane worked diligently to recruit sponsors, convincing them the team was back in business and loaded with local talent. After dropping out of the league after a few down years, regaining the trust of our local sponsors was a daunting task, and Jane went above and beyond behind the scenes, as the roster began to fill out.

Jane also served as the Wolves’ secretary, keeping the new executive on track in its early days and helping to lay a strong foundation that the current executive still relies on today.

The final home game will also be Sponsor Appreciation Night, so we invite all of our fantastic sponsors to the rink to watch what should be a showdown for top seed in the Senior ‘A’ playoffs, which will be in a round-robin format of six teams (including two from the WOAA Senior A’s South Division). The teams will play five round-robin games, with the Top 4 advancing to seven-game semi-finals beginning in March, with the winner decided in April. Currently, the Wolves sit in second in the ‘A’ pool, trailing Shallow Lake by two points with five games to play.

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