Nov 05, 2023 | Dwight Irwin | 473 views
Wolves nab three of four points on weekend
The Ripley Wolves staged a big comeback in Seaforth to force overtime on Saturday before losing 5-4, but they bounced back to defeat the defending champs from Tavistock 5-2 on home ice on Sunday.
The Wolves stumbled out of the gate on Saturday night in Seaforth, and were down 3-0 quickly. Cody Britton started the comeback with two goals, assisted by Dan Nicoloff, Kaden Hoggarth, Kyle Durrer and Evan Visser.
Nicoloff tied things up unassisted early in the third, and Ryan Armstrong gave the Wolves a short-lived lead midway through the frame from Gerrit Satosek. They couldn't hold onto the lead and sent the game to overtime, where the Centenaires won it, handing the Wolves with their third overtime/shootout loss of the season.
Jason Hamilton took the OT loss.
Sunday was Tyke Night and Meet the Wolves at the Ripley Arena, sponsored by J. Murray Trucking and Peter's Pork, and the rematch of last year's championship final vs Tavistock did not disappoint.
Satosek led the way in the first period, netting two goals to set the tone for the game. Assists went to Jarred Colling (2), Garrett Meurs and Tyson Soers.
Every time Tavistock pushed back with a goal in the second period, the Wolves would answer just a few minutes later with Hoggarth and Nicoloff tallying markers in the middle frame, which ended with a 4-2 Wolves advantage. Assists went to Meurs (2), Logan Swanton and Hoggarth.
Nicoloff finished off the scoring midway through the third, from Britton and Hoggarth, and the Wolves extracted a bit of revenge for their championship final loss this past spring with a 5-2 win.
Jason Hamilton stopped 33 shots for the win.
The Wolves host the Creemore Coyotes on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. The game is sponsored by the Ripley Legion who again will be selling 50/50 at every home game this season, so be sure to support this important community organization.
Ripley will then travel to Palmerston to face the Minto 81's on Sunday at 2 p.m.