Archive for December, 2015

The Ripley Wolves finished off a big weekend, coming back to beat the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks 5-4 on the road on Saturday night.

The two-win weekend leap-frogged the Wolves over Saugeen Shores and Shallow Lake and into third place in the North Division with 17 points. Facing a difficult January schedule, these were two huge wins for the locals.

Cody Britton led the way with a hat-trick in the win between the teams battling for fourth in the North Division standings. The Wolves scored three in the third – the winner by Brett Catto with less than two minutes left – after Ryan Armstrong tied it with five minutes remaining.

Assists went to Catto (3), Paul Stewart, Drew Davidson (2), Tyler McCarthy, Tyler deVos, Jeremy McQuillin and Britton.

Kurt Edwards faced 43 shots in the win. The remainder of the scoring details are unavailable at this time.

The Wolves are now off until 2016, when they travel to Lucknow on Saturday, Jan. 2, for a 7:30 p.m. start, followed by a rare Sunday afternoon home game vs Mapleton-Minto 81s. That game will feature the Ripley Tykes between periods, so don’t miss it!

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Wolves beat Lucknow 5-0

Posted: December 19, 2015 in News and notes

Jamie Bayley got the first shutout of his Senior A career as the Ripley Wolves nabbed two huge points in a 5-0 win over Lucknow on Friday night.

Goals were scored by Shawn Stewart, Brett Catto (2), Jeremy McQuillin and Cody Britton. Assists went to Ryan Armstrong, Jarred Colling, Britton (2), Tyler McCarthy (2), Drew Davidson (2), Brian Stanley and Dustin Catto.

The Wolves head to Port Elgin to face the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks at 8 p.m. tonight. The teams are in a battle for fourth in the North Division standings, so there are two huge points on the line tonight.

Wolves lose two on weekend

Posted: December 15, 2015 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves lost two road games to teams they’re chasing in the standings on the weekend.

On Friday night, the Wolves travelled to Durham but struggled to kill penalties, giving up three powerplay goals and losing 6-4. Wolves goals were scored by Cody Britton (2), Brett Catto and Drew Davidson. Assists went to Catto (3), Davidson, Britton and Tyler McCarthy (2).

Jamie Bayley stopped 27 shots in the loss.

On Saturday, the Wolves travelled to Drayton to face the first-place Mapleton-Minto 81’s. Kurt Edwards got the start for the Wolves and faced a barrage of shots from the league leaders, while his offence couldn’t muster much in the way of pressure. The score finished 5-0 for the league leaders.

The Wolves welcome the rival Lucknow Lancers on Friday night, Dec. 18, at 8:30 p.m. Game sponsor is Lippert Trucking. The Wolves travel to Port Elgin on Saturday for an 8 p.m. game vs the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks, whom the Wolves are battling for fourth place in the standings.

The Ripley Wolves split weekend games, losing 5-4 in overtime to Shallow Lake on Friday night before defeating Shelburne on Saturday by a 4-3 score.

The Wolves jumped out to a two-goal lead before giving up four straight goals in the last 11:35 of the second period. They showed big heart by battling back in the third with two goals to force overtime.

Goals were scored by Drew Davidson, Brett Catto, Brian Stanley and Cody Britton. Assists went to Catto (2), Stanley, Tyler deVos (2), Ryan Dudgeon, Britton and Davidson.

Mitch Campbell was excellent in the Wolves net, stopping 50 shots before the Crushers scored the overtime winner.

On Saturday, Ripley welcomed Shelburne and handed the visitors a 4-3 loss.

Britton and Paul Stewart put the Wolves up 2-1 after one period, with assists going to Catto (2), Stanley, and Britton. They took a 3-2 lead into the third on a Jarred Colling goal, assisted by Ryan Armstrong and Tyson Soers. Brett Catto cemented the win with an unassisted powerplay goal early in the third.

Jamie Bayley got the win in the Wolves net.

On Nov. 28, the Wolves travelled to Lucknow and defeated the Lancers 6-4. Scoring for the Wolves was Ryan Fry, Britton, Davidson, Tyler McCarthy, Armstrong and Stanley, into an empty net. Assists went to Dudgeon, David Jones, Catto (3), Dylan Sayle (2), Corey McCrae and Davidson.

Mitch Campbell got the win in the Wolves net.

Ripley has improved their record to 6-6-1 and will look to gain more ground on league leaders this weekend when they travel to Durham on Friday, Dec. 11, at 8:30 p.m. and Drayton to face Mapleton-Minto at 6 p.m. The Wolves return home on Friday, Dec. 18, at 8:30 p.m. vs the Lucknow Lancers.