Archive for November, 2017

The lustre of a back-and-forth, comeback win for the Ripley Wolves on Saturday night was marred by an ugly mugging of a Ripley fan by Petrolia’s captain.

After the handshakes in a fast, hard-nosed game that featured four goals from Ripley’s Brent Walton, Petrolia’s Jeremiah Goodacre left the hallway at the team’s dressing room, forced his way through the crowd – including shoving children – and began punching an unsuspecting Ripley fan outside the referee’s room.

This act of lunacy – unfortunately, not an isolated incident from the team from Chemical Valley – overshadowed what was a fun night at the rink for scores of local hockey fans and many children who were celebrating the game on Minor Hockey Night. While they should be remembering the sublime skill displayed by Walton in netting four goals in the last 22 minutes of the game, they went home talking about what amounted to assault.

The Wolves jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on goals from Cody Britton and Nick Seiler, with assists going to Brett Catto, Tyler Soehner and Tyler McCarthy. The wheels came off late in the first and for most of the second when Petrolia chased Wolves goalie Jason Hamilton with four goals, none of which were his fault as Ripley looked lost in their own end and the Squires took advantage.

Kurt Edwards came into the game, steadied the ship and the ice tilted back in Ripley’s favour for the remainder of the game.

Walton stopped the bleeding late in the second with his first goal of the game – with assists going to Soehner and Catto – to send the game to the third with the Wolves trailing 4-3. The third was all Wolves, as they peppered Petrolia’s goalie with 16 shots to the visiting team’s four, and Walton finished with a natural hat-trick, netting the game winner with five minutes left. Assists on his third period goals went to Catto (2), Soehner (2) and Britton.

The Wolves will host Shallow Lake on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Before the game, the players will be going door-to-door seeking donations for the local food bank, and providing free passes to the game for those who give. It is also Tyke Night, so come cheer on our future Wolves between the first and second period!

Game sponsor is Kempton Construction.

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Ripley Wolves goalie Jason Hamilton has been a rock for his new team this season.

Generally considered one of the best netminders in the league, he can now add goal-scorer to his skill set. Hamilton scored an empty-netter to seal the Wolves 3-1 win in Milverton on Friday night.

The Wolves took a 1-0 lead in the second when Tyler Soehner scored, from Ben Scheel and Mike Osadca. Milverton tied it in the third, but Gerritt Satosek scored the winner, from Paul Stewart, with just 53 seconds left in the third, setting up Hamilton’s empty netter.

The Wolves are now 6-2-0 and in third place with 12 points. They host Petrolia on Saturday night at 7 p.m. It’s Minor Hockey Night, so the Ripley Minor Hockey team with the most representatives in the stands will receive a pizza part courtesy the Wolves! Game sponsor is Lippert Trucking.

 

For the second time this season, Cody Britton scored with just a few seconds left on the clock to give the Wolves a win.

Britton scored the game winner with just six seconds remaining in the third period to lift the Wolves to a 4-3 win over the Durham ThunderCats on Friday night on the road.

The Wolves had a 2-1 lead entering the third on second period goals by Brent Walton, from Tyler Soehner, and Dylan Sayle from Tyler McCarthy and Nick Seiler.

Durham stormed out in the third and slipped two by Ripley goalie Jason Hamilton, who stopped 25 shots on the night, but Walton answered back within a couple of minutes, from Brett Catto, to tie the game, setting up Britton’s last second goal.

The Wolves travel to Milverton on Saturday, Nov. 18, for an 8:30 p.m. puck drop. They next play in Ripley on Saturday, Nov. 25, vs Petrolia, at 7 p.m. Sponsor for that home game is Lippert Trucking. It’s also Team Jersey Challenge, where the Ripley Minor Hockey team with the most players there in their jerseys will win a pizza party!

The Wolves left a couple of points on the table this weekend when they lost 4-3 to Shallow Lake on Friday night, but they bounced back for a big 7-3 win over Tavistock, a perennial contender in the Senior A hockey league.

The game sheet from Shallow Lake is not available.

On Saturday night a good crowd saw some high-speed, entertaining hockey. Tavistock scored just two minutes into the game, but Jarred Colling tied it up six minutes later, from Gerritt Satosek and Mike Osadca.

Tavistock quickly took the lead again, only to have Brent Walton – last year’s assistant coach who is now healthy enough to play after his career in Europe was cut short due to injury – tie it up again before the period was out. Assists went to Cody Britton and Osadca.

Tavistock took their final lead of the game five minutes into the second, only to have Britton tie it up just 50 seconds later, from Brett Catto and Walton. From there, it was all Wolves, with Walton scoring twice on the powerplay to complete his hat trick with assists going to Catto (2), Ryan Dudgeon and Britton.

Patrick Weijak put the Wolves up 6-3 early in the third from Colling and Satosek, and Nick Seiler wrapped up the Wolves 7-3 win with a goal from Patrick Looby and Satosek.

Jason Hamilton faced 32 shots for the win in the Wolves net.

Ripley travels to Durham on Friday night for an 8:30 p.m. puck drop. Their next home game is Saturday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. vs Petrolia. It’s Team Jersey Challenge Night where the Ripley Minor Hockey team with the most players wearing their jerseys will win a pizza party!

Sponsor is Lippert Trucking.

Also on Nov. 10 is the second Wolves Quiz Night, which is held the second Friday of the month at the Ripley Curling Club. Over 30 people took part in October so gather your friends and come play a fun night of trivia. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. and the trivia starts at 8.

Quiz Night is $20/player (teams can be up to eight players) and it’s bring your own refreshments and age of majority.

If you don’t have a team, don’t worry, we will find you one to join!