The Ripley Wolves have chalked up two wins and a loss over the past two weeks.
In Durham, Friday night (Nov. 10), Cody Britton scored the game-winner with just six seconds remaining in the third period to lift the Wolves to a 4-3 win over the Durham ThunderCats. This is the second time this season that Britton has snatched the win in the dying seconds, for the Wolves.
Ripley had a 2-1 lead entering the third on second-period goals by Brent Walton from Tyler Soehner, and Dylan Sayle from Tyler McCarthy and Nick Seiler.
Durham stormed out in the third and slipped two by Ripley goalie Jason Hamilton who stopped 25 shots on the night, but Walton answered back within a couple of minutes, from Brett Catto, to tie the game, setting up Britton’s last-second goal.
The previous weekend, the Wolves lost to Shallow Lake, 4-3, on the road Friday night (Nov. 3), but bounced back for a big 7-3 win over the Tavistock Royals, a perennial contender in the Senior A hockey league, Saturday night in Ripley.
The game sheet from the Shallow Lake match is not available.
Saturday night (Nov. 4), a good crowd saw some high-speed, entertaining hockey. Tavistock scored just two minutes into the game, but Jarred Colling tied it up six minutes later, from Gerrit Satosek and Mike Osadca.
Tavistock quickly took the lead again, only to have Brent Walton (last year’s assistant coach who is now healthy enough to play after his career in Europe was cut short due to injury) tie it up again before the period was out. Assists went to Cody Britton and Osadca.
The Royals took their final lead of the game five minutes into the second, only to have Britton tie it up just 50 seconds later, from Brett Catto and Walton. From there, it was all Wolves, with Walton scoring twice on the powerplay to complete his hat-trick, with assists going to Catto (2), Ryan Dudgeon and Britton.
Patrick Wiejak put the Wolves up 6-3 early in the third from Colling and Satosek, and Nick Seiler wrapped up the Wolves 7-3 win with a goal from Patrick Looby and Satosek.
Jason Hamilton faced 32 shots for the win in the Wolves net.
The Wolves travel to Milverton, Saturday, Nov. 18, for an 8:30 p.m. puck drop. Their next home game is Saturday, Nov. 25, against Petrolia, at 7 p.m. That's also Team Jersey Challenge night - the Ripley Minor Hockey team with the most players there in their jerseys will win a pizza party!