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Wolves sweep away Huron East

Posted: February 16, 2019 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves have won the first round of the playoffs as they completed their sweep of the Huron East Centenaires on Friday night, by a 5-2 score.

The Wolves got a hat-trick from Ben Hughes and singles from Garrett Meurs and Tyson Soers in the win. Assists went to Cody Britton (2), Keaton Willis (2), Soers (2), Mike Osadca and Nick Seiler.

Jason Hamilton got the win in the Wolves net.

Ripley now awaits the winner of the Durham/Petrolia series, which Durham currently leads 3-0.

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The Ripley Wolves have a commanding 3-0 series lead after a 4-1 win on Sunday.

Goal scores were Brent Walton, Dan Nicoloff (2), and Cody Britton. Assists went to Garrett Meurs (2), Walton (2), Nicoloff, Tyler McCarthy, and Ben Hughes.

Ryan MacDonald got the win in the Wolves net.

Ripley will look to close out the series when they travel to Seaforth on Friday, Feb. 15, at 8:30 p.m. If necessary, Game 5 will be played in Ripley on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m.

Wolves win wild Game 2

Posted: February 10, 2019 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves spotted Huron East a 5-1 lead on Saturday night in Kincardine, but scored four goals in a 3:35 span late in the second period to pull victory from the jaws of defeat.

It was an ugly start for the Wolves, as they went down 3-0 in the first 10 minutes of the opening period. A rebound that landed on a wide open stick, an odd bounce to a Centennaire at the top of the crease, and a couple of Ripley posts made it look like it just wasn’t going to be Ripley’s night.

Dan Nicoloff, who was a scoring threat all night for the home team, pulled the Wolves to within two with a goal from Gerrit Satosek and Blake Nichol. But Huron East would add another before the period was out to lead 4-1 heading into the break, driving Jason Hamilton from the Wolves net in the process to be replaced by Kurt Edwards.

Eight minutes into the second, Huron East scored what appeared to be a back-breaking fifth goal to go up 5-1 with half the game in the books. The Wolves bench was visibly dejected as the puck was dropped at centre ice.

Then, with under seven minutes left in the second and suddenly out of nowhere, the Wolves big guns went to work. Applying offensive pressure the game had yet to see, Huron East took a hooking penalty. Just 10 seconds into the powerplay, Cody Britton found himself open at the side of the goal and made no mistake. Assists went to Keaton Willis and Ben Hughes.

Just 16 seconds later, off the rush, Britton received a pass from Brett Catto as he entered the Huron East zone. He faked a shot, and pulled the puck back just enough to buy himself time to find a streaking Hughes on the left wing, and he stuck it in the gaping cage.

It was now 5-3.

After taking a breather for a shift, which ended with a slashing penalty for the Cents, the Britton-Hughes-Catto line hopped the boards for the powerplay. Once again it was Britton who took a beautiful feed from Hughes as they crossed the line, as he streaked past theĀ flat-footed defenceman. Once in tight, Britton chipped a gorgeous backhand over the stunned goalie’s shoulder, making the game 5-4. The second assist went to Catto.

That’s three goals in 1:19 of game play.

While the line wouldn’t score for another 2:16, Catto tied the game at 5-5 with three minutes remaining in the second, from Britton and Hughes.

The sudden turn of the tides carried over to the third, as the Wolves carried the vast majority of the play, though it took until the final five minutes of the game for Tyson Soers to snap a shot home from the slot to give the Wolves the 6-5 lead they wouldn’t relinquish, and a 2-0 series lead.

Though they’ll hope to avoid letting the visitors jump to a four-goal lead today, the Wolves will look to put a strangehold on the series today (Sunday) at 3 p.m. in Ripley. Game sponsor is Canadian Tire Kincardine.

It’s also Caesar Sunday in the Wolves Den so drop in before, during and after the game for a delicious Caesar with all the toppings (and more!).

Wolves win Game 1 3-0

Posted: February 9, 2019 in News and notes

The Ripley Wolves have taken a 1-0 series lead vs Huron East after a 3-0 win on the road in Game 1.

The Wolves got goals from Garrett Meurs and Pat Looby in the second period, with Dan Nicoloff and Jarred Colling assisting on the opening goal, while Looby’s was unassisted. Keaton Willis sealed it with a goal, from Cody Britton and Meurs, halfway through the third.

Jason Hamilton notched the shutout for Ripley.

The Wolves, due to a tournament in Ripley, will host Game 2 in Kincardine tonight, Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. Sponsor is the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.

Game 3 will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 10, in Ripley at 3 p.m. It’s Caesar Sunday in the Wolves Den! And kids, don’t forget your Wolf head and let’s hear ya howl!

Round 1 vs Huron East

Posted: February 5, 2019 in News and notes

After a delay to the AA playoffs due to a Tavistock appeal, Round 1 vs the Huron East Centennaires, who finished 7th overall, will start Friday in Seaforth, at 8:30 p.m.

The remainder of the series will be:

Saturday, Feb. 9, in Kincardine – 8 p.m. (due to Ripley Lions Midget Tournament) – Sponsor is Parrish & Heimbecker
Sunday, Feb. 10, in Ripley – 3 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 15, in Seaforth – 8:30 p.m.
*Sunday, Feb. 17, in Ripley – 3 p.m.
*Saturday, Feb. 23, in Seaforth – 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday, Feb. 24 in Ripley – 4:30 p.m.
*if necessary

The Wolves executive will also delay the February Quiz Night (originally set for Feb. 8) due to the playoff schedule. We will let you know when it will next be held, and we thank you for your patience.

First round still up in air

Posted: February 1, 2019 in News and notes

Due to an ongoing appeal filed by the Tavistock Royals, the first round of the WOAA Senior AA playoffs have been postponed for this weekend.

The Wolves were set to face the Huron East Centenaires, but that could change depending on Tavistock’s appeal.

Watch ripleywolves.com or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for playoff information as it becomes available.

The Ripley Wolves will play two make-up games this weekend, and will finish second overall for the season regardless of the outcomes.

They travel to Durham on Friday night at 8:30 p.m., and host Shallow Lake on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. Sponsor is Parrish & Heimbecker, and it’s Senior’s Night. Thanks to RVilla for sponsoring the coffee!

There will be no website updates from this weekend’s games, so be sure to follow the Wolves on Facebook and on Twitter @RipleyWolves.