Big weekend wins put Wolves in middle of playoff dogfight

Posted: January 17, 2017 in News and notes

Two weekend wins put the Ripley Wolves in the middle of five teams battling for positioning in the Senior AA playoff picture. Two points separate fourth and eighth place, with the top eight making the Sr. AA playoffs.

A five-goal second period paced the Wolves to an 8-5 win over the Elora Rocks on Saturday night. Goals were scored by Shawn Stewart (2), Cody Britton (2), Brett Catto (2), Drew Davidson and Ryan Dudgeon. Assists went to Devin Kemp (2), Catto (3), Tyson Soers (2), Ryan Armstrong, Davidson, Matt Mah, Patrick Weijak, Hayden Allen, Tyler Soehner, Britton and Jarred Colling.

Mitch Campbell stopped 24 shots in the win.

On Sunday afternoon, the Wolves faced the second place Mapleton-Minto 81s, which were coming off a big comeback win in Saugeen Shores on Friday night. The Wolves played a great game and got an empty netter from Armstrong to win 4-2. Weijack, Dudgeon and Davidson had the other Ripley goals, while assists went to Davidson, Soehner, Stewart, Weijack and Catto.

Kurt Edwards was fantastic, stopping 40 of 42 shots for the win.

The Wolves continue to chase fourth place and home ice in the first round this weekend when they travel to Port Elgin to face the Winterhawks on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. They then host the Shallow Lake Crushers on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. They wrap up the regular season with a make-up game in Clinton on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8:30 p.m. in Clinton.

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