Wolves defeat Milverton in five games

Posted: February 18, 2018 in News and notes

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.

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