By Doug Kennedy
The Ripley Wolves won a pair of games on the weekend to move into sole possession of first place. The two wins puts them one point ahead of Seaforth.
On Friday night, they traveled to Shallow Lake and won 5-3. Cody Britton scored two goals with singles going to Dan Nicoloff, Alex Kuntz and Adam Alexander. Garrett Meurs chipped in three assists.
Ethan Primeau picked up the win in net.
On Saturday night in Ripley, they defeated a really good Seaforth team 2-1. Keaton Willis opened the scoring in the first period with a power play goal. Seaforth tied it in the second period. Brett Catto scored the winning goal in the last minute of play to help the Wolves win 2-1. Jason Hamilton picked up the win in net, stopping 28 shots.
This Saturday night, the Wolves host Shelburne at 7 p.m. A fundraiser to help out Jenna Meurs with her recovery from a bad car accident is being held at the Ripley arena that night.
The Kincardine Bulldogs split a pair of overtime games on the weekend. The big news of the weekend was 16-year-old midget goalie Kwade Beisel picking up the win over Walkerton in net on Saturday afternoon, stopping 30 out of 32 shots. Joshua Jacklin got hurt Friday night against Wingham and Ryan Tanner was picked to play in the top prospect game in Orillia Saturday afternoon.
Friday night, the Bulldogs lost to Wingham 4-3 in overtime. Gavin Gibbons scored the opening goal and Steven Grant scored two to lead the way for the Bulldogs. It was a bad night for the Bulldogs as their leading scorer Bryce McFadden went down with a serious knee injury.
On Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs pulled out a 3-2 overtime win over the Walkerton Hawks. Jordan Beisel and Grant scored during regulation time and Parker Miller scored in overtime after taking a nice pass from Gavin Downs.
The Bulldogs play in Mount Forest Friday night and are at home to Hanover Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. After that, they take a break for Christmas. They play at home on Dec.30 against Goderich at 7:30 p.m.
Tanner had a really good game in Orillia, stopping 17 out of 18 shots. The game was cancelled at the midway point of the third period when the hydro went out in Orillia. The east won the game over the north conference 2-1 in front of over 300 fans.
Quinton Page signed a standard player contract with the Peterborough Petes last Friday and played two games for them on the weekend. Page played his minor hockey in Kincardine until peewee when he started playing for Grey-Bruce AAA. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Petes last summer. Congrats for this big step for this 16-year-old from Kincardine.