Archive for November, 2018

Wins down Shelburne 5-1

Posted: November 25, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves got back in the win column with a 5-1 win over Shelburne on Saturday night.

Garrett Meurs got the Wolves on the board just 20 seconds into the game, and that was followed by a Ben Hughes natural hat-trick – he scored one in each period. Brett Catto netted the fifth Wolves’ goal.

Assists on the Meurs goal went to Gerrit Satosek and Jeff Alcombrack; helpers for the Hughes hat-trick were Dan Nicoloff and Catto; Meurs and Nicoloff; and Satosek and Keaton Willis. Hughes finished off his four-point night by assisting on Catto’s goal.

Jason Hamilton’s shutout bid ended with just over a minute remaining in the game, as he cruised to the win.

The Wolves travel to cross-township rival Lucknow on Friday, Nov. 30, for an 8:30 start, and then host Petrolia on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. It’s Tyke Night, so come cheer on our future Wolves as they play a game between periods.

Game sponsor is Ripley Variety.

Yuk Yuks Night another success

Friday was the Wolves second annual Christmas Dinner and Yuk Yuks Night, and it was another sold out show! Thanks to everyone who attended, Chris Davey and his staff at the township for their hard work in setting up the hall, and Jessica Catto and Natalie Meekins for a long shift behind the bar.

This fundraiser is an important one for the team, so thanks for being part of it again this year!



Wolves lose to Huron East

Posted: November 18, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves fell 6-2 to the Huron East Centenaires on Saturday night.

Wolves goals were scored by Dan Nicoloff and Brett Catto, with Tyson Soers, Cody Britton and Garrett Meurs getting the assists.

Ryan MacDonald took the loss in the Ripley net.

The Wolves are still tied for first place with 16 points. They’ll look to get back in the win column on Saturday, Nov. 24, in Shelburne. Puck drop is 8 p.m.


Wolves romp over Shelburne

Posted: November 11, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves secured a two-win weekend with a 9-4 thumping of Shelburne at home on Saturday night.

They’re now 8-1 on the season and sit atop the WOAA Senior A League standings.

The Wolves jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, and the high-scoring period ended in a 4-2 lead for the Wolves. First period goals were scored by Garrett Meurs, from Cody Britton and Brett Catto; Meurs again seven minutes later, from Keaton Willis and Britton; Jarred Colling, from Dylan Sayle and Gerrit Satosek; and Britton, from Blake Nichol and Catto.

Shelburne pulled to within one in the second before the Wolves turned it into high gear, scoring four unanswered goals in the latter part of the second and first half of the third. Goals were scored by Nick Seiler, from Tyler McCarthy and Dan Nicoloff; Shawn Stewart, from Ben Scheel and Rob White; Paul Stewart, from Scheel and his brother Shawn; and Scheel, from Sayle. Tyson Soers capped the Wolves offensive outburst late in the third, from Seiler and Pat Looby.

Kurt Edwards got the win in the Wolves net.

The Wolves spend the next two weekends on the road. On Saturday, Nov. 17, they’re in Seaforth to face the Huron East Centenaires at 7:30 p.m., and then they travel to Shelburne on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 30, the Wolves head to Lucknow to face their cross-township rivals, with an 8:30 p.m. puck drop.

They return home on Saturday, Dec. 1, when they host Petrolia at 7 p.m. It’s Tyke Night, and is sponsored by Ripley Variety.

Wolves down Tavistock 7-2

Posted: November 10, 2018 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves extended their lead atop the WOAA league standings with a resounding 7-2 win over second-place Tavistock on Friday night.

Though the Wolves went down a goal early, they stormed back to score six unanswered as they cruised to the victory. Goals were scored by Garrett Meurs (2), Cody Britton (2), Tyson Soers, Nick Seiler, and Shawn Stewart.

Assists went to Brett Catto (4), Meurs (2), Brent Walton, Dan Nicoloff, Britton, Jarred Colling, and Blake Nichol.

Jason Hamilton stood tall between the pipes for the win.

Check out a video recap from 519 Sportsonline at

The Wolves host Shelburne (3-2-0) on Saturday night at 7 p.m. It’s Minor Hockey Night so kids wearing their jersey get in free! Game sponsor is Current Electric.

We’d also like to thank everyone who attend our second monthly Quiz Night last night, especially guest Quiz Master Todd Thompson, who did a fabulous job of testing our knowledge. If you haven’t been to a Quiz Night, you don’t know what fun you’re missing. Contact Dwight Irwin on Facebook or text 519-525-7106 if you’d like to take part on Dec. 14 (and the second Friday of the month thereafter, through May).

The Ripley Wolves scored two in the third to defeat Petrolia 3-1 on Friday night, leapfrogging their opponent for first place in the league in the process.

The Wolves, who now have a 6-1 record and 12 points, remain a point up on the Squires (5-2-1) and two up on Clinton (5-1), as the season begins its second month.

Petrolia led 1-0 after one, but Ripley tied it in the second when Jarred Colling scored, from Ben Scheel and Shawn Stewart. Tyler McCarthy scored the eventual game winner five minutes into the third, from Dylan Sayle and Nick Seiler, while Garrett Meurs sealed it with an unassisted goal with one minute left.

Ryan MacDonald was got the win between the pipes for the Wolves.

Ripley has the rest of the weekend off and will travel to Tavistock on Friday, Nov. 9, for an 8:30 p.m. start. They will then host Shelburne on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. It’s Minor Hockey Night, so youth who wear their team’s jersey get in free! Game sponsor is Current Electric.

Friday, Nov. 9, is also the second Quiz Night of the season. It will be held at 8 p.m. at the Ripley Curling Club, with guest host Todd Thompson. This BYOB event is a fun night with friends, so gather your ‘smartest’ pals and come test your knowledge! Teams can consists of up to eight people ($20 per player), and we will find teams for individuals. The winning team gets half the proceeds. Message Dwight Irwin through Facebook or text him at 519-525-7106 if you’d like to reserve a spot for your team.

There is also one table of eight left for our second annual Yuk Yuks and Christmas Dinner, being held at the arena on Friday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 each ($600/table) and include wine, a full Christmas dinner catered by Burke’s, and three Yuk Yuks comedians. Contact Dwight ASAP if you’d like tickets.