Archive for October, 2017

The Ripley Wolves took the long bus trip to Petrolia on Friday night and shut out the team that ousted them from last year’s playoffs.

The Wolves improved to 3-1 on the season with a 3-0 win over the Squires. Jason Hamilton recorded the shutout, stopping an incredible 53 shots.

Brett Catto and Tyson Soers scored first period goals, from Andrew Walsh and Cody Britton, and Ben Scheel and Tyler McCarthy respectively.

Scheel iced it in the third with a goal from Ryan Dudgeon.

The Wolves travel to Shallow Lake on Friday night for an 8:30 p.m. start, and then return home on Saturday, Nov. 4, for a 7 p.m. tilt with Tavistock. It is Meet the Wolves Night, so young fans can get a tour of the Wolves dressing room and meet the players between the first and second period.

Game sponsor is Current Electric.

The Ripley Wolves improved to 2-1 on the season after they split their two games this weekend.

The Wolves travelled to Clinton on Friday to face the defending champion Radars. Though they held the champs scoreless through a period, though they’d soon slip four past goalie Jason Hamilton, while Ripley was unable to muster any offence.

On Saturday night, the Wolves hosted Huron East in their home opener, which was sponsored by Smith Farms. Kurt Edwards got the start in the Wolves net and won the game 7-4.

Patrick Weijak got the Wolves on the board early in the first with a goal, assisted by Gerritt Satosek and Blair Pollock. The lead was short-lived though, as Huron East scored two before the period’s end.

The teams traded goals early in the second with Brett Catto scoring on the powerplay, from Brent Walton and Tyson Soers, which was followed soon after by another Huron East marker.

Cody Britton then scored from Walton and Catto, followed by a powerplay marker by Walton, from Britton, which gave the Wolves a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Walton scored on a powerplay with five minutes to go in the second, assisted by Britton, who then followed that with the eventual game winner from Jeff Alcombrack and Catto.

Walton and Ben Scheel (empty netter) rounded out the Wolves scoring in the third, with assists going to Britton and Tyler McCarthy.

Edwards faced 33 shots in the win.

The Wolves are in Petrolia on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 p.m. The following weekend they travel to Shallow Lake on Friday, Nov. 3, at 8:30 p.m., before hosting Tavistock on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. It’s Meet the Wolves Night, so bring your young hockey fans to meet the players and get a look at the Wolves dressing room.

Game sponsor is Current Electric.


Wolves beat Saugeen Shores 2-1

Posted: October 10, 2017 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves have started their season with a win.

A late powerplay goal by Cody Britton gave the Ripley Wolves a 2-1 victory over the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks on Saturday night in a satellite game during Hockey Day in Kincardine.

Pat Weijak got his sophomore season off to a good start with the Wolves’ first goal of the season midway through the first, assisted by newcomer Nick Seiler and veteran Tyler McCarthy.

It was a back-and-forth affair from there are, before Britton scored the game winner with just 22 seconds left on the clock, from Brett Catto and Seiler.

Jason Hamilton, the Wolves’ new goalie who suited up for the now-defunct Mapleton-Minto 81’s last season and was signed by Ripley just before the season started, lived up to his reputation as one of the league’s top netminders with 43 saves in the Wolves win.

The Wolves have this weekend off and then head to Clinton on Friday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 p.m., before holding their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. against Huron East.

This Friday, Oct. 13, is also the first of the Wolves’ monthly Quiz Nights, where teams of up to eight will answer trivia questions as they vie for half of the proceeds. The event, which will be held the second Friday of each month at the Ripley Curling Club, costs $20 per player and it is an age of majority evening. Bring your own refreshments.

Registration begins at 7:30 p.m., and the trivia night starts at 8. Drop-ins are welcome if you don’t have enough for your own team!