Wolves back in series with 4-0 win

Posted: March 3, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves came out flying in Game 3 and forced their way back into their semi-final series with Durham with a 4-0 win.

The Wolves came out with a definite edge to their game that has been missing, laying many hard, clean bodychecks on the Thundercats. Jason Hamilton was between the pipes for the Wolves, looking like he did early in the season before he suffered an injury, when he was one of the league’s top goalies.

A packed house couldn’t drown out the cheers of Brent Walton and his linemates Brett Catto and Cody Britton when Walton converted on their passes, breaking the team’s two-game goalless drought late in the first period.

Five minutes later Dylan Sayles made no mistake when left all alone in front on a great rush and passing by Jarred Colling and Mike Osadca, putting the Wolves up 2-0 after the first.

The second was a back-and-forth affair with Hamilton making many nice saves as Durham tried to create havoc in front, and Britton gave the Wolves some more breathing room when he converted from Catto to put the Wolves up 3-0.

The third period was the Hamilton show once again, as Durham peppered 19 shots on net (of their 37 total) and couldn’t get one past him. Britton got his second on the powerplay late in the game, from Walton and Catto, to make the final 4-0 Ripley.

The series returns to Durham today, Saturday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m. with Durham leading the series 2-1. Game 5 will be in Ripley on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m.

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