Wolves downed

Durham leaves Ripley with a shootout in
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The Ripley Wolves lost in a shootout Friday night at home.

A shootout was necessary after Durham and Ripley could settle nothing in three periods of hockey and one overtime frame.

Ripley gets one point for the overtime loss, and now has a record of 3-3-0-1 in WOAA Senior A men’s hockey action.

Travis Van Gaver of the Ripley Wolves makes a move around a Durham defenceman Friday night at the Ripley Huron Community Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)

The teams traded goals in the first period. Dustin Catto and Travis VanGaver scored for Ripley.

The third goal was from the stick of Darrin MacDonald, but Durham tied the game up shortly after.

Jason Reid suffered the loss in the Ripley net, while Brady Lantz earned the win for the Thundercats.

Other WOAA action this weekend saw the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks pounded the Walkerton Capitals Friday night and the Nottawasaga River Rats Saturday.

The Palmerston 81’s beat Shallow Lake 8-3 Friday night and the Caps 14-4 Saturday at home, while the Elora Rocks edged out the Lucknow Lancers 3-2.

The Thundercats pounded on Drayton 9-2 in the lone Sunday afternoon contest.

The Wolves have next weekend off to host their annual 3-on-3 hockey tournament at the Ripley Huron Community Centre.

The following weekend Ripley will play a pair of road contests. Friday night, the Wolves will travel to Shallow Lake to take on the Crushers, and Saturday night Ripley will be in Shelburne to take on the first place Muskies.

The Muskies and Wolves have long held a good rivalry and this will be the first meeting of the teams this season.