Wolves drown Rats in opener

Ripley skates to 9-1 win

The Ripley Wolves put a 9-1 beating on the Nottawasaga River Rats Friday night in Ripley's home opener.


The Wolves opened the WOAA Senior A men's hockey regular season by beating the Rats, formerly known as the Georgian Bay River Rats 9-1.


Travis VanGaver and Jeremy McQuillin each scored twice in what was a chippy and rough affair at the Ripley-Huron Community Complex.


The newly acquired Shawn Detzler also scored for Ripley in the win. Detzler, a former member of the Mildmay Monarchs, did not play last season. He should add some more scoring punch to an already offensively gifted hockey team.


The 9-1 win was Ripley's only contest of the weekend. The team will play again Friday night in Elora against the defending AA champions.


It is the first of a two game home-and-home series against the Rocks. The return contest is set for Oct. 24 in Ripley at 8:30 p.m.