Wolves take Lucknow to shoot-out and lose to division leaders

Posted: January 5, 2016 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves lost 4-3 in a shoot-out in Lucknow in their post-holiday return to action on the weekend, followed by a hard-fought 5-2 loss to the league leading Mapleton-Minto 81s on Sunday.

The Wolves only managed to gain one point in Lucknow despite outshooting the home team 45-17. The game was 3-3 after regulation time and took a shoot-out to solve. Scoring for the Wolves was Jarred Colling, Tyler McCarthy and Brett Catto. Assists went to Ryan Armstrong, Cody Britton (2), Drew Davidson and Catto.

Mitch Campbell took the shoot-out loss.

On Sunday, a good crowd watched the Wolves put up a great fight against the North Division’s top team, taking a 2-2 tie into the third period. Campbell was rock solid in the Wolves net, stopping 29 shots over the first two periods, before the 81s relentless attack burned him three times in the third, in the 5-2 loss.

Second period goals were scored by Armstrong and Davidson, with Shawn Stewart, Colling, Catto and Britton picking up assists.

The Wolves welcome Saugeen Shores to The Den on Saturday night, at 7:30 p.m. The Winterhawks trail the third-place Wolves in the standings, so this game is hugely important. It’s Minor Hockey night, so bring the kids to the game and wear your team’s jersey!

On Sunday, Mapleton-Minto returns to Ripley for a 1:30 p.m. start. The Senior Tykes will play between the first and second period, so come support more future Wolves!

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