Archive for December, 2017

Wolves win two over holidays

Posted: December 30, 2017 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves took over second overall in the Senior A league with two wins over the holidays. They now lead the Tillsonburg Thunder by one point as the league enters the final month of the season.

The Wolves defeated Lucknow 4-0 on Dec. 23, and managed to stave off a Saugeen Shores third period comeback attempt to win 5-4 on Dec. 29.

Against Lucknow, Tyson Soers led the way with two goals while Dan Nicoloff and Garrett Satosek had singles. Assists went to Soers, Ryan Dudgeon (2), Paul Stewart and goalie Kurt Edwards, who also recorded a 31-save shutout.

In Port Elgin, the Wolves stormed out of the gate with four unanswered goals before the Winterhawks managed one at the end of the second period. Brett Catto, Dylan Sayle, Nick Seiler, Dudgeon gave Edwards a four-goal cushion, while Shawn Stewart scored early in the third to give the Wolves a 5-2 lead.

Assists went to Cody Britton, Brent Walton (2), Shawn Stewart, Tyler de Vos, Soers, Nicoloff, and Patrick Looby.

Penalty trouble in the last 10 minutes of the game put Ripley on their heels, and allowed the Hawks to net two powerplay goals to pull within one. Edwards shut the door from there and made 30 saves for the victory.

The Wolves host Shelburne on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. It’s Minor Hockey Night, so any young fan wearing their jersey get in free! The game is sponsored by DG MacDonald and Son and the Ripley Legion Branch #440.

The Wolves then welcome Elora on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:30 p.m. It’s Tyke Day, so come cheer on our future Wolves in between periods. Sponsor is West Shore Stone & Brick.

Wolves fall in Shelburne

Posted: December 18, 2017 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves fell to 10-3 on the season after a tough 6-3 loss in Shelburne on Saturday night.

The Wolves couldn’t get their feet under them and couldn’t recover from a quick 2-0 deficit in the first period. Wolves goals were scored by Tyler DeVos (shorthanded), Garret Satosek and Dan Nicoloff, with assists going to Brian Stanley, Dylan Sayle and Tyler McCarthy.

Mitch Campbell faced 42 shots – 22 in the first alone – in the loss.

The Wolves look to get back into the win column when they host the Lucknow Lancers on Saturday night at 7 p.m. It’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Night in the Wolves Den, so dig out your best festive sweater and join us for a fun night! Sponsor is Stanley Trucking.

Wolves win two, improve to 10-2

Posted: December 11, 2017 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves beat cross-township rival Lucknow 6-1 on Saturday before taking the extra point in Tillsonburg by winning in a shoot-out.

The Wolves scored two in each period in Lucknow on Saturday night and fired 36 shots on net in the 6-1 win. Cody Britton and Shawn Stewart each had two goals, while singles went to Gerritt Satosek and Tyson Soers.

Assists went to Brett Catto (2), Patrick Weijak (2), Satosek, Stewart, Jarred Colling, Alex MacLeod, Mike Osadca, and Dan Nicoloff.

Mitch Campbell faced 25 shots for the win.

On Sunday, the Wolves travelled to Tillsonburg to face the team with the second most points in the league (22), though they have played two more games than Ripley, which has 20 points. The game flipped back and forth all night, eventually going to a shoot-out, which Ripley won to go home with the two points (Tillsonburg did get one point).

Wolves goals were scored by Britton (2), Nick Seiler, Tyler Soehner, Brent Walton and Weijak, with Britton and Walton scoring in the shoot-out.

Kurt Edwards faced 37 shots and stopped two of three in the shoot-out for the win.

The Wolves travel to Shelburne to face the 7-4 Muskies on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. They’ll return home on Saturday, Dec. 23, vs Lucknow, at 7 p.m. It’s Ugly Sweater Night, so wear your Christmas best and enjoy the festive season in The Den! Game sponsor is Stanley Trucking.

Petrolia captain suspended

Petrolia’s captain Jeremiah Goodacre, who attacked a Ripley fan during the Wolves 6-5 win on Nov. 25, received a six-game suspension from the WOAA.

Quiz Night another success

The Wolves’ third Quiz Night was another fun time, with the Old Roosters claiming their second championship. The next Quiz Night will be Friday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Ripley Curling Club.

Come one out for a fun night of trivia and laughs! You can bring your own team of up to eight, or we can add you a team!

Wolves beat Shallow Lake 5-2

Posted: December 5, 2017 in News and notes

A three-goal third period paced the Ripley Wolves to a 5-2 win over the Shallow Lake Crushers on Dec. 2.

The Wolves, now 8-2 and in third place in the WOAA Senior A league, got goals from Brent Walton (2), Brett Catto, Cody Britton and Patrick Weijak. Assists went to Britton, Nick Seiler (2), Brian Stanley, Mike Osadca, Alex MacLeod and goalie Kurt Edwards, who also had 39 saves in the win.

The two goals give Walton, who spent last season as the Wolves assistant coach while he rehabbed an injury, 13 in just five games this season.

It’s a busy weekend for the Wolves, as they host their third Quiz Night at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Ripley Curling Club. Gather a few friends and try to unseat last month’s champions! It’s bring your own refreshments, age of majority and $20/player, with a maximum of eight per team. If you don’t have enough to form a full team, we’ll be happy to find you some people to play with!

The Wolves then travel to Lucknow on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and then a Sunday contest in Tillsonburg at 5:15 p.m. They don’t return home until Saturday, Dec. 23, when they host Lucknow on Ugly Sweater Net at the Wolves Den.

The Wolves Executives also thanks their players and all Ripley residents who donated to our food drive on Dec. 2.