Wolves beaten by Elora, Saugeen Shores


The Ripley Wolves are back at .500 after losses to Elora and Saugeen Shores on the weekend.

Saturday night in Port Elgin, the Wolves fell 7-3 to the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks in front of almost 700 people.

“It wasn’t too bad of a game,” said Ripley goaltender Scott MacSween, who started the previous night in Ripley against the Elora Rocks. “We had a 2-1 lead early in the game, and they came back to go ahead 3-2. They kind of broke the game open in the third period.”

Bill Monkman scored twice for the ‘Hawks, who remain undefeated in regular season action. Bryan Kazarian, Ryan Fry, Brent McDermid, Chad Little and Jason Hutchinson each scored once for Saugeen Shores.

Travis Van Gaver had a pair of goals for Ripley.

Former Kincardine Bulldog Dustin Catto signed with the Wolves prior to the contest

Goalie Jason Reid suffered his first loss of the season.

The previous night in Ripley, the Elora Rocks took an early lead on the Wolves and never looked back, skating to an 8-3 win.

Rod Bauman scored three times for the Rocks, who lost 9-4 to the Wolves last weekend.

“We were down 2-0 less than two minutes into the game,” said MacSween. “We never did recover from it.”

Kyle Boulton had a goal and an assist in the loss, but left the game after taking a shot off his foot. He played two periods the following night in Port Elgin, but left due to swelling before game’s end.

Nick Locking was in on all three Ripley goals, scoring twice and picking up one assist.

Darrin McDonald had two assists and Russ O’Handley added one.

The Wolves are idle next weekend, a rare break in the season schedule. They are in action again Nov. 7 in Ripley against the Palmerston 81’s.

On Nov. 9, the Wolves will travel to Drayton for an afternoon contest.

Elsewhere around the Western Ontario Athletic Association Senior A men’s hockey league this weekend, it was the WinterHawks 10-1 over Shallow Lake 1, Durham over Walkerton 5-0, Shelburne 10 Drayton 3, Petrolia 3-2 over Clinton and Lucan 6-5 over Monkton in a shootout.