Archive for March, 2015

The Ripley Wolves and Shallow Lake Crushers traded home wins on the weekend, to open the WOAA Sr. ‘A’ final.

On Friday night, the Wolves were shellshocked in the early going, down 4-1 after the first period in Shallow Lake. They battled back in the second, but couldn’t get all the way there, losing 6-4.

Goals were scored by Tim Dwinnell, Mark Stanley (2) and Jordan Turcotte. Assists went to Drew Davidson (3), Jeremy McQuillin and Cody Britton.

Kurt Edwards started in the Wolves net and stopped 27 shots. He was replaced by Jason Reid for a breather in the first, but returned for the second period to hold the fort while the Wolves attempted their comeback.

In a penalty-filled affair on Saturday night, the Wolves returned the favour on Saturday, netting four powerplay goals in the second period after the teams played to a scoreless draw in the first. Travis Vangaver, Stanley, Davidson and Britton put the Wolves ahead to stay with the man advantage, while assists went to Tyler McCarthy (2), Nick Locking, Brian Stanley, Brett Catto, McQuillin and Vangaver.

In the third, the teams traded goals as the Wolves secured the 6-2 win. McQuillin and Britton scored for the Wolves, with assists going to Vangaver, McCarthy and Catto.

Jason Reid stopped 26 shots for the win.

Game 3 goes Friday night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore in Owen Sound, at 8:30 p.m., and in Ripley on Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. Games 5-7 have yet to be scheduled.

The Ripley Wolves have prevailed in a hard-fought, seven game battle with the Milverton 4-Wheel Drives.

The Wolves took Game 7 at home 5-2 on Tuesday night, and will face Shallow Lake in the ‘A’ final beginning this weekend. Game 1 goes Friday, March 27, at 8:30 p.m. in Shallow Lake, with Game 2 on Saturday night in the Wolf Den at 7:30 p.m. The rest of the series has yet to be determined, as this is the final weekend for ice in Shallow Lake. Expect Game 3 to be in Owen Sound though, while Ripley’s ice will stay in for the duration of the final.

It was another chippy affair on Tuesday night in a series that developed a lot of bad blood as it progressed, which is somewhat surprising seeing as the North and South Division teams haven’t played each other in years so there’s no history between players. But, between trips to the penalty box for both teams, there was some good hockey being played, and the first ended in a 2-2 tie.

Kurt Edwards was great in Ripley’s net, stopping 15 shots in the first and 27 on the night to preserve the lead his teammates would gain in the middle frame and never relinquish.

Scoring for Ripley in the first was Brett Catto and Jordan Cale (powerplay), with assists going to Drew Davidson, Tyler McCarthy, Brian Stanley and Travis Vangaver. McCarthy scored the eventual game winner in the second on the powerplay, followed by an insurance goal by Paul Stewart before the frame was finished.

Cody Britton assisted on both goals, while Cale and Davidson had the other assists. Edwards stopped seven shots in the third and Jeremy McQuillin added an empty-netter to solidify the win and a spot in the final.

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The Ripley Wolves staved off elimination in the ‘A’ semi-final with a 5-2 win on the road in Milverton this afternoon.

Game 7 will be played at home on Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m.

Game stats are currently unavailable.

The winner of Game 7 will face Shallow Lake in the ‘A’ final, after the Crushers dispatched the Lucknow Lancers in five games.

Wolves down 3-2 to Milverton

Posted: March 20, 2015 in News and notes

It’s do or die for the Ripley Wolves on Sunday, after the Milverton 4-Wheel Drives stole a road win on Friday night, by a 4-3 score.

The Wolves trailed 2-1 after one period, but were up 3-2 heading into the third when Milverton found a way to nab the first road win for either team in this series.

Game 6 goes Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Milverton and, if necessary, Game 7 will be Tuesday night in Ripley at 8:30 p.m.

The Ripley Wolves and Milverton 4 Wheel Drives are knotted at two games apiece in their ‘A’ semi-final.

After Ripley took a 2-1 lead after Friday night’s 6-4 win at home, Milverton crushed Ripley on Saturday night, 8-1. The Drives jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one, and Wolves goalie Jason Reid was pulled in the second when Milverton made the game 6-1.

Game stats are currently unavailable.

Game 5 goes Friday night in Ripley at 8:30 p.m., with Game 6 on Sunday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. in Milverton. Game 7, if necessary, would be Tuesday, March 24, in Ripley, at 8:30 p.m.

Wolves win Game 3

Posted: March 14, 2015 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves took a 2-1 series lead with a 6-4 win over the Milverton 4 Wheel Drives.

The two teams are developing a healthy dislike for each other, meaning Game 3 was a chippy affair with Ripley getting 10 minor penalties and Milverton receiving nine.

Ripley goals were scored by Devin Kemp, Brett Catto (2 – one powerplay, one shorthanded), Drew Davidson, Kyle Wreford and Nick Locking. Assists went to Cody Britton (2), Jarred Colling, Ryan Armstrong, Davidson, Jeremy McQuillin, Shawn Stewart, Paul Stewart, Mark Stanley and Corey McCrae.

Kurt Edwards was excellent in Ripley’s net, stopping 27 shots for the win. Ripley peppered Milverton’s goalie with 42 shots.

Game 4 goes tonight in Milverton at 8:30 p.m.

The Milverton Drives scored early and often on the way to a 6-4 win in Game 2 of the ‘A’ semi-final vs Ripley.

The Drives were up 6-1 at the end of the second, and the Wolves just couldn’t score enough by the final buzzer. The series is now tied 1-1 after Ripley took Game 1 4-2 on Friday night.

Scorers for Sunday’s game are currently unavailable.

Game 3 is Friday night in Ripley, at 8:30 p.m., and Game 4 goes Saturday in Milverton at 8:30 p.m.

The Ripley Wolves took a 1-0 series lead over Milverton in the ‘A’ playoff semi-final with a win on Friday night at home.

Milverton took a 1-0 lead into the second, but the Wolves stormed out in the middle frame and scored two quick goals to take the lead. Devin Kemp scored from Mark Stanley and Tyler McCarthy, while Travis Vangaver followed it up 20 seconds later from Jeremy McQuillin and Corey McCrae.

Cody Britton then gave the Wolves a 3-1 lead late in the second, from Drew Davidson and Jordan Turcotte.

Milverton pulled to within one early in the third, slipping one past Jason Reid, who stopped 33 shots on the night for the win.

Paul Stewart sealed it with a goal late in the third, from Stanley and Kemp to give the Wolves the Game 1 win.

Game 2 goes Sunday in Milverton at 1 p.m. The series returns to Ripley on Friday, March 13, with an 8:30 p.m. puck drop.

Although both teams had already secured a spot in the ‘A’ semi-finals, the Wolves hosted the Lucknow Lancers on Sunday afternoon and came away with an 8-7 overtime win.

The Wolves will now open their semi-final series against the Milverton Drives on Friday night, at 8:30 p.m., in Ripley. Game 2 will be in Milverton on Sunday, March 8, at 1 p.m. See the full schedule here.

Jason Reid faced 37 shots in the Wolves win on Sunday. Goals were scored by Travis Vangaver (3), Mark Stanley (2), Jeremy McQuillin, Cody Britton and Jordan Turcotte. Vangaver completed his hat trick in the first minute of overtime, securing the win.

Assists went to McQuillin (3), Devin Kemp, Paul Stewart, Blair Pollock, Kyle Wreford, Brian Stanley, Tyler McCarthy and Vangaver.

In their only meeting this season, the Wolves defeated Milverton 7-3 in the round-robin portion of the ‘A’ playoffs. Shallow Lake and Lucknow begin the other semi-final this weekend as well.