Weekend split for Wolves


The Ripley Wolves put a pounding on the Shallow Lake Crushers Friday night in the first of two weekend road games.


Ripley (4-4-0-1) currently sits in sixth place in the WOAA Senior A North Division standings.


The Wolves beat the Crushers 10-3 before dropping a 5-3 decision the following night in Shelburne.


Friday night Ripley got two-goal performances from four different players. Darrin MacDonald, Travis Van Gaver, Nathan Gavey and Adam Shular each scored twice in the win. Shawn Detzler and Nick Locking each added a goal.


MacDonald and Locking each added two assists, as did Jeremy McQuillin.


Single assists went to Shular, Dustin Catto, Mark Smith, Van Gaver, Corey McCrae, Curtis Schmalz, Kyle Wreford and Kyle Gallant.


The following night in Shelburne, the Wolves jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but the Muskies scored twice more before the end of the first period. The teams traded goals in the second period before Shelburne scored twice more in the third period. Ripley added another goal to make it a two goal game with just 30 seconds remaining on the clock.


Shelburne is now in first place in the WOAA North with a perfect 8-0 record.


Other weekend action Friday saw Elora handing the Palmerston 81’s their first loss of the season 8-4. The Durham Thundercats beat the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks 4-3 in a shootout, Lucknow beat Drayton 7-4 and Walkerton defeated Nottawasaga 8-4.


The Wolves are back at home Friday night. Ripley will host the Drayton Icemen for a 8:30 p.m. start. Saturday afternoon the Wolves will be at Base Borden to face the Nottawasaga River Rats, who have yet to win a game this season.