Wolves fall in Clinton, win home opener

Posted: October 23, 2017 in News and notes

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.

 

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