By Doug Kennedy
A fundraising night for Jenna and Garrett Meurs will be held in Ripley on Saturday, Dec. 18. Jenna is recovering at home after a bad car accident a few weeks ago. If you would like to donate anything, get a hold of a Ripley Wolves executive member or player. The Wolves play Shelburne that night at 7 p.m.
The Ripley Wolves won a pair of games on the weekend to move into second place, just three points behind Seaforth, with two games in hand.
On Saturday night at home, they defeated the Milverton Four Wheel Drives 12-3. Adam Alexander, Garrett Meurs and Jared Colling all scored two goals to lead the way. Robert White, Payton Dunlop, Tyson Soers, Nick Seiller, Cody Britton and Brett Burrows all scored single goals. Britton had three assists with Meurs, Colling and Alexander chipping in with two helpers. Ethan Primeau picked up the win in net, stopping 20 of 23 shots.
On Sunday afternoon, they defeated a really good Minto 81s team, 3-2. Colling, Alexander and Alex Kuntz all scored in the victory. Jason Hamilton returned to the net for the first time this season and picked up the 3-2 win, stopping 31 shots. When COVID 19 stopped hockey 20 months ago, these two teams were tied 2-2 in the WOAA semi-final series.
The Wolves travel to Shallow Lake on Friday night before hosting Seaforth on Saturday night in a battle for first place. It should be a great game in Ripley on Saturday night.
The Kincardine Bulldogs split their two games on the weekend, defeating Walkerton 5-2 at home on Friday and losing 6-4 in Hanover Saturday afternoon.
On Friday night, Jerrid Fossold scored two goals, with singles going to Gavin Gibbons, Steve Grant and Jeff Fritzley.
On Saturday afternoon in Hanover, Bryce McFadden picked up two goals with singles going to Parker Miller and Steve Grant.
Ryan Tanner played both games in net. Ryan heads to Orillia on Saturday afternoon to play in the prospects game, along with Ben Nauta. The North Conference is playing the East Conference at 1 p.m. at the Orillia West Sports Complex.
The Bulldogs have two home games this weekend. Friday night, they host the Wingham Ironmen at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoon they host the Walkerton Hawks at 2:30 p.m.