Archive for February, 2018

Wolves down 2-0 to Durham

Posted: February 26, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves are in a 2-0 hole in the WOAA Sr. A semi-final, after losing Game 2 by another 5-0 score.

The Wolves will try to get into the win column on Friday, March 2, at 8:30 p.m., in Ripley.

Wolves fall 5-0 in Game 1

Posted: February 24, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves got behind early and couldn’t recover, as the Durham Thundercats took Game 1 by a score of 5-0.

Game 2 is Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in Durham.

Game 3 will be back in Ripley next Friday at 8:30 p.m.

The Ripley Wolves will hold home ice advantage against the Durham Thundercats in the WOAA Sr. A semi-finals, after closing out their series with Milverton on Saturday night with a 6-3 win.

The Wolves came out flying in front of a huge crowd, jumping to a 2-0 lead within the first four minutes. Cody Britton buried his first of three, followed by Dylan Sayle. Assists on Britton’s goal went to Brent Walton and Brett Catto, while Jarred Colling and Garrett Satosek helped out on the second.

Milverton got one back late in the first on goalie Kurt Edwards, but Satosek restored the two-goal lead early in the second on the powerplay, from Catto and Tyler Soehner. Britton followed that just two minutes later with his second, from Walton.

The Four Wheel Drives pulled within two midway through the second on a fluke goal that saw Edwards come out of his net to play the puck, but his pass found its way into his empty cage.

It was no harm, no foul though, as the Wolves stymied the Milverton attack from then on with all four lines relentlessly pressuring the Drives. In the third, Catto gave the Wolves a two-goal cushion when he somehow found daylight between the goalie and the post, from Britton and Walton, and the final nail in the coffin came from Britton, who completed a gorgeous tic-tac-toe passing play – from Catto and Walton – with six minutes left on the clock, to end the wildly entertaining series in five games.

Special thanks to Presto Crest for being the game’s sponsor and also making a lot of kids happy by providing them with free t-shirts!

The Wolves will now have home ice advantage against the Durham Thundercats in Round 2. Games will begin next weekend, though the schedule is still to be determined. Check back for updates or follow us on Twitter @RipleyWolves or on Facebook.

Wolves win Game 4

Posted: February 14, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves can close out their first-round series with Milverton on Saturday night after a 6-4 win in Game 4 on Feb. 10.

Goals were scored by Tyson Soers, Jarred Colling, Alex MacLeod, Cody Britton, Brett Catto and Patrick Looby. Assists went to Tyler Soehner, Patrick Weijak, Andrew Walsh, Brian Stanley, Britton and Soers.

Kurt Edwards was solid in the Wolves net for his third win of the series.

The Wolves can advance to the second round with a win at home on Saturday night, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. If necessary, Games 6 and 7 will be played Sunday in Milverton and Monday at home.

Wolves lose Game 3 in overtime

Posted: February 10, 2018 in News and notes

A late tying goal set the Milverton Four Wheel Drives up for a Game 3 win in overtime on Friday night in Ripley.

The Drives stayed in the first-round series against the Wolves with the 6-5 win, leading to a big Game 4 tonight in Milverton at 8:30 p.m.

It was another fast-paced game, with a combined 73 shots on net (40-33 in favour of the visitors).

Wolves goals were scored by Cody Britton, Garrett Satosek (2), Nick Seiler and Ben Scheel. Assists went to Brett Catto (2), Brent Walton, Tyler Soehner, Patrick Weijak, Seiler, Alex MacLeod, Paul Stewart, Tyson Soers and Mike Osadca.

Jason Hamilton was in net, facing 40 shots in the loss.

Game 5 will be next Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., as part of the Ripley Winter Carnival celebrations. Game 6 and 7, if necessary, are Sunday and holiday Monday respectively.


Wolves win 6-1 in Game 2

Posted: February 4, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves have taken a 2-0 lead in their first-round series with the Milverton Four Wheel Drives, after a 6-1 win on Sunday on the road.

Brett Catto put the Wolves up 2-0 after one with a pair of goals – the first being on the powerplay from Tyler Soehner, Dan Nicoloff – and Britton.

Shawn Stewart had the only goal of the second period, from Devin Kemp and Garrett Satosek, before Tyson Soers and Patrick Weijak scored within 30 seconds of each other early in the third. Assists went to Soehner and Patrick Looby, and Ben Scheel and Brian Stanley respectively.

Milverton notched their only goal on Kurt Edwards with 13 minutes remaining in the game on the powerplay, but that was all they’d get past him.

Kemp added a final marker with 10 minutes left, from Tyler McCarthy and Satosek.

The Wolves will host Game 3 of the best-of-seven on Friday, Feb. 9, at 8:45 p.m. The game’s sponsor will be Canadian Tire Kincardine.

Wolves win Game 1 in overtime

Posted: February 4, 2018 in News and notes

Tyson Soers was the hero as the Ripley Wolves overcame a three-goal deficit to win Game 1 vs Milverton 6-5, in overtime.

The Wolves came out flying in the game that was sponsored by Parrish & Heimbecker, peppering Milverton’s goalie early in the game but unable to open the scoring. The Drives were first on the board with a powerplay goal, which Wolves netminder Jason Hamilton had no chance to stop. The Wolves continued to own the play – eventually outshooting Milverton 14-6 in the first – but it was the Drives who capitalized, potting two more before the period was out for a 3-0 lead after one.

Kurt Edwards started the second for the Wolves, and that seemed to be the spark his teammates needed as they absolutely dominated the second frame, outshooting Milverton 21-8, outscoring them 3-1 in the period.

Brent Walton led the way with two goals early in the second, both assisted by Cody Britton and Brett Catto, the second of which was on the powerplay. Dan Nicoloff had the other Wolves goal, also on the powerplay, assisted by Nick Seiler and Dylan Sayle.

Milverton scored midway through the second and lead 4-3 after two.

Tyler McCarthy scored early in the third on a rebound, and from a tough angle, to tie the game, and also drive Milverton’s goalie Alex Elliott from the net when it appeared he tweaked his knee. He was replaced by Aiden Doak, who Walton soon brutalized with an absolute laser of a one-timer that drove the goalie’s water bottle straight into the air. Assists on the powerplay goal, which completed Walton’s hat-trick, went to Tyler Soehner and Catto.

But Milverton didn’t quit, stemming wave after wave of Wolves attacks, and then turning it up ice when the rare chance presented itself. They tied the game with just five minutes left, sending it to overtime.

In the extra frame, it was all Wolves, who outshot Milverton 9-4, before Soers buried a wrister from the slot to give Game 1 to the home team.

A huge crowd saw a fantastic display of skill and speed. If Game 1 is an indication of the rest of the series, it is going to be very entertaining.

Game 2 is today, Sunday, Feb. 4, in Milverton at 3 p.m. Game 3 is in Ripley on Friday, Feb. 9, at 8:45 p.m. Game 3 is sponsored by Canadian Tire Kincardine.