Wolves’ seven-goal comeback ties series

Posted: February 4, 2017 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves staged a nearly unbelievable comeback on Saturday night, scoring seven unanswered goals – all in the last 23 minutes of the game – to erase a 6-0 deficit and win 7-6.

The game winner was scored with just 4.5 seconds left on the clock, with Cody Britton playing the hero.

Petrolia led the game 6-0 late in the second before the Wolves got their first to end the period 6-1. The third was all Wolves, with six goals – and none on the powerplay.

It looked like it was going to be a tough night for the Wolves, as they fell behind 4-0 after just 14 minutes of play, chasing starting Kurt Edwards, who stood little chance on the first three goals. He was replaced by Mitch Campbell, who soon suffered the same fate against a physically imposing and highly skilled Petrolia line-up.

The Squires scored two more within 15 seconds of each other in the 13th minute of the second, making many it feel like the game was on ice with the visitors up 6-0.

Drew Davidson gave the Wolves a bit of life with 3:15 left in the second, putting the Wolves on the scoresheet from Dan Nickeloff and Jordan Turcotte.

The third was all Wolves. Tyson Soers scored just over a minute in from Nickeloff and Tyler de Vos, who added his own three minutes later from Nickeloff and goalie Campbell, who made 25 saves for the win.

The fans barely had time to catch their breath before Jarred Colling made it a 6-4 deficit 30 seconds later, from Dylan Sayle and Derek Regier. Matt Mah scored just over two minutes later, from Brett Catto and Davidson, to pull the Wolves to within one.

Catto tied things up at sixes with just over five left on the clock, from Davidson and Britton, and the shocking, epic comeback was completed by Britton, from Catto and Tyler Soehner, with just 4.5 seconds on the clock.

We have a series, ladies and gentlemen. Game 3 goes Friday, Feb. 10, in Petrolia at 8:30 p.m., with Game 4 back in Ripley on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 1:30 p.m. The game is sponsored by Sobeys and Boston Pizza.

Something tells me you don’t want to miss it…

  1. Jason Steffler says:

    way to go wolves

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