Dec 13, 2021 | Dwight Irwin | 545 views
Wolves defeat first-place Seaforth in two-win weekend
The second-place Ripley Wolves secured a huge two points on Saturday night, downing the first-place Seaforth Centenaires 2-1.
The win over Seaforth came on the heels of a hard-fought 5-3 win in Shallow Lake on Friday night.
In Shallow Lake, Ethan Primeau got the win in the Wolves net and his teammates scored two in the third to down the Crushers 5-3. Goal scorers were Cody Britton (2), Dan Nicoloff, Alex Kuntz and Adam Alexander. Helpers went to Garrett Meurs (3), Brett Catto, Hunter Robins-Gibbons, Gerritt Satosek, Tyson Soers, Payton Dunlop and Nicoloff.
On Saturday, the second-place Wolves hosted Seaforth and the great crowd enjoyed a hard-hitting and exciting back-and-forth affair, which Ripley hung on to win 2-1.
Jason Hamilton got the win in the Wolves net, while Keaton Willis and Catto provided all the offence Ripley would need. Assists went to Alexander and Hamilton.
With the win the Wolves moved into sole possession of first place with 21 points to Seaforth's 20. The Centenaires have played one more game than the Wolves as well.
Dec. 18 fundraising game for Meurs family
The Saturday, Dec. 18, game at home vs the Shelburne Muskies will be a fundraiser for Garrett, Jenna and Mynden Meurs, to assist Jenna as she recovers from a car accident. The game will give the community the opportunity to donate to the family whether through a jar at the bar or the silent auction, which has received incredible support from the local and hockey community at large.
Cash, cheque and etransfer will be accepted, and you do not have to still be at the Den to win a prize, so long as yours is the highest bid. We will reach out to all item winners after the auction closes, which will likely be no less than an hour after the final whistle to give the players time to bid on items as well.
Watch this space later this week for the list of the silent auction items that have been donated. Due to COVID protocols, the silent auction likely won't be located in the Wolves Den, and more information will be available at game time.
Puck drops at 7 p.m. Game sponsors are Lippert Trucking and Greenfield Global.