Archive for January, 2018

The Ripley Wolves ended their regular season with a shoot-out win over Lucknow, setting up a first round series with the Milverton Four Wheel Drives, who finished seventh overall.

The Wolves, who finished with a 17-3 record and second overall for the first time in modern history, won the only meeting against the Drives this season, 3-1, in November.

The first round schedule is:
Game 1 – Sat., Feb. 3 – in Ripley – 7 p.m. (Sponsored by Parrish & Heimbecker)
Game 2 – Sun., Feb. 4 – at Milverton – 3 p.m.
Game 3 – Fri., Feb. 9 – in Ripley – 8:45 p.m. (Sponsored by Canadian Tire Kincardine)
Game 4 – Sat., Feb. 10 – at Milverton – 8:30 p.m.
Game 5* – Sat., Feb. 17 – in Ripley – 7 p.m. (Sponsored by Presto Crest)
Game 6* – Sun., Feb. 18 – at Milverton – 4 p.m.
Game 7* – Mon., Feb. 19 – in Ripley – 5:15 p.m.
*if necessary

Jason Hamilton returned to the Wolves net in the season’s final game after missing a couple of months with an injury. He back-stopped the Wolves to the shoot-out win.

Goals were scored by Cody Britton, Brett Catto and Nick Seiler, with assists going to Catto and Brent Walton (3).

Walton, who spent last season as the Wolves’ assistant coach while rehabilitating an injury suffered playing pro hockey overseas, finished the season with 18 goals and 17 assists (35 points) in just 12 games to lead the team. Catto and Britton tied for second in team scoring with 8-22-30 and 17-13-30 respectively.

Kurt Edwards and Jason Hamilton both won seven games in the Wolves net, while Mitch Campbell grabbed three wins in his four starts.


Wolves clinch second overall

Posted: January 22, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves will finish second overall in the WOAA Senior A Men’s League, their best regular season showing since they re-joined the league in the early-2000s.

The Wolves sit at 32 points after a 4-2 win over the Durham ThunderCats at home on Saturday night. The Cats, who also have 32 points, will finish third overall as they have completed their schedule and Ripley owns the tie-breaker between the teams.

Kurt Edwards made 40 saves to help the Wolves clinch the second seed, while goals were scored by Tyler Soehner, Brett Catto (2) and Tyson Soers (empty netter). Assists went to Catto, Brent Walton (4), Soehner, Cody Britton and Nick Seiler.

The Wolves don’t yet know who they will face in the first round of the ‘AA’ playoffs, which are for the top eight teams in the league. They will wrap up their regular season schedule on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at home vs Lucknow, in a game that means something to the Lancers, who are jockeying for playoff positioning in the ‘A’ playoffs.

Game sponsor is Home Hardware Kincardine and the Best Western Plus Kincardine. It is Sponsor Appreciation Night, so join us in thanking our 2017/18 sponsors!


It was a wild night in Elora last night, with the Wolves and the Rocks going all the way to the 11th round of the shootout before Ripley nabbed the extra point.

And a huge point it was, as it keeps the Wolves within striking distance of the Durham Thundercats, who also won Friday night, for second place overall in the league. The Wolves can pull even with the Cats with a win in regulation tonight, at 7 p.m., in Ripley. If the Wolves can win without needing overtime tonight, they’d need just one point next weekend in the regular season finale against Lucknow to claim second spot, as Durham finishes their season tonight in Ripley.

In Elora it was a sniper’s dream and a goalie’s nightmare, and the teams headed to overtime tied 7-7. The extra period solved nothing – although it featured a huge penalty kill by the Wolves – and it went to a shootout, where it took 11 shooters before Ripley was declared the winner.

Game stats are not yet available.

That sets up tonight’s huge game against Durham tonight in Ripley at 7 p.m. The game is sponsored by The Kincardine News and the Amberley General Store.

The Ripley Wolves moved four points up on Durham from second overall in the WOAA Senior A league with two wins on the weekend.

The Wolves, who have three games left in the regular season, defeated Shelburne 7-4 on Saturday night and Elora 5-0 on Sunday. Kurt Edwards and Mitch Campbell were the winning goalies.

To see the league standings, visit the Wolves’ page on Poinstreak.

Scorers from the weekend will be updated as available.