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Wolves dump Durham 3-2

Posted: October 22, 2016 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves brought home a huge road win on Friday night, defeating Durham 3-2.

Mitch Campbell got the start in net and, though he wasn’t hoping to have two go by him in the first period, he was unbeatable afterward, facing 37 shots for the win.

The Wolves, down 2-0 after one, did all their damage in a two-minute span in the second, scoring three goals to take a load they wouldn’t relinquish. Tyler de Vos got things going from Dylan Sayle and Tyler McCarthy early in the period, and was followed by Cody Britton, from Drew Davidson and Tyler Soehner, just a minute later.

Brett Catto then netted the eventual winner a mere 50 seconds later on the powerplay, from Davidson and Britton.

The Wolves will travel to Petrolia next Friday, before hosting Clinton on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. It is Meet the Wolves Night, sponsored by West Shore Stone and Brick, so bring the kids to meet their local hockey heroes!

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The Ripley Wolves again split last weekend’s games, coming back to beat Shelburne 6-4 before losing in Seaforth to Huron East 5-1 on Saturday.

Kurt Edwards got the win in Ripley’s net on Friday night and was outstanding, stopping 45 shots for the win.

The Wolves did all their damage on the powerplay, notching five goals with the extra man before Tyson Soers added an empty-netter to complete his hat-trick.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first, Brett Catto and Tyler Soehner scored on the powerplay at the beginning and the end of the second period respectively, leaving the Wolves down by one entering the third.

After Soehner, the Wolves newest defenceman, scored his second of the game early in the third, Soers took over, notching two powerplay goals just 17 seconds apart to give the Wolves a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Assists went to Cody Britton (2), Soehner, Drew Davidson, Catto, Paul Stewart (2), Patrick Weijak (2), and Dylan Sayle.

Saturday night, the Wolves took a shorthanded squad to Seaforth and lost 5-1. The scoring line from that game is unavailable.

The Wolves travel to Durham on Friday for an 8:30 tilt, and trek down to Petrolia on Oct. 28 for an 8:30 start. They return home on Nov. 5 vs Clinton at 7:30 p.m. It’s Meet the Wolves Night, so bring the kids!

The Ripley Wolves won and lost on the opening weekend of the 2016/17 season, defeating Huron East 3-2 Friday night and falling 4-1 to the resurrected Elora Rocks.

The Wolves used two quick goals to set the pace on Friday night, with Tyler Soehner, the Wolves newest defenceman who moved to the area last year after having played three seasons with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the Southern Professional Hockey League, opening the scoring two minutes into the game. Assists went to Devin Kemp and Blair Pollock.

Less than a minute later, Brett Catto scored on the powerplay, from Cody Britton and Drew Davidson to take a 2-0 lead.

Mitch Campbell – who stopped an astounding 49 shots in the game – started in the Wolves net and gave up one late in the first, but the Wolves restored the two-goal midway through the second when Britton scored from Catto and Pollock.

Huron East, which plays out of Seaforth, pulled to within one with a powerplay marker midway through the third, but the Wolves defence finished the game strong and preserved the win.

The scoring recap for the 4-1 loss in Elora on Saturday is unavailable.

The Wolves play another two games this weekend, when they host Shelburne on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. They’ll pay a return visit to Seaforth on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. start.