Jan 22, 2023 | Dwight Irwin | 600 views
11-1 win sets Wolves up for battle for second overall
A decisive 11-1 win over Shelburne on Saturday night set the Wolves up for a battle vs Saugeen Shores on Jan. 28, which will decide which team finishes second overall.
The Wolves made quick work of the Muskies on Saturday night, scoring six goals in the first and cruising to the 11-1 victory.
The Wolves have one game left in the season, against fourth-place Saugeen Shores, which holds a game in hand, topped off by a huge match in Ripley next Saturday night. With Mapleton-Minto currently one point ahead of us and two ahead of the Hawks, there is still a lot to be decided in the two to four spots in the league.
Saturday night's game was in Ripley's favour quickly, with Garrett Meurs netting a hat-trick in the first period, joined by Tyson Soers, Gerrit Satosek and Evan Visser. Soers added a second in the second, and Cody Britton and Adam Alexander potted one each before the period was out.
Jarred Colling netted one in the third before Meurs netted his fourth to finish the scoring.
Assists went to Rob White (4), Satosek (3), Colling (2), Ethan Skinner (2), Alexander (2), Nick Seiler, Mike Osadca, Payton Dunlop, Britton, Tyler McCarthy, Meurs, and Soers.
Mark Whalen got the win in the Wolves net.
The final regular season game for the Wolves is Saturday, Jan. 28, vs the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks. The Wolves are in a dog-fight for second overall with the Mapleton-Minto 81s (29 points) and Winterhawks (27 points, with a game in hand on both) so their game has huge playoff implications.
Puck drop is at 7 p.m. and game sponsor are Kincardine Quik Lube and Sobeys. It is Sponsor Appreciation Night, which is an opportunity for the team and executive to thank our amazing supporters who make it possible for us to offer high-quality senior hockey in our community