Fergus Force downed by New Tecumseth
ALLISTON – The Fergus Force yielded five goals in the first period as they were handed a 13-1 setback by the New Tecumseth Civics in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League play Thursday night.
Mathew Soules scored the lone goal for the Force with nine seconds to go in the first period. Blake Ward and Kolton Maguire assisted on the play.
However, that was not the last goal of the opening period as Matthew Senra scored for New Tecumseth seven seconds later.
New Tecumseth led 5-1 at the end of the first period and 9-1 after the second.
Vadim Shatunov had three goals and three assists for New Tecumseth while Matthew Simoncelli added two goals and an assist. Alexandre Gauthier picked up a goal and four assists while Ivan Subbotin, Lev Mikheev, Senra, Mikhail Kornilov, Roman Kulakov, Hosea Mamakwa and Daniil Vassilyev netted single goals. Riley Nadeau and Senra each had two assists while Kulakov, Mamakwa, Maksim Kalashnikov, Philippe Kemmer and Kornilov each had one.
Stepan Belov made 40 saves to get the win for New Tecumseth. Starter Maxim Samoilovich took the loss for the Force. He made 33 saves before being replaced by Nathaniel Merriman late in the second period. Merriman made 14 saves.
New Tecumseth leads the North Division at 11-4-0-0 and their scoring output Thursday lifted the Civics to a division-high 100. The Force fell to 1-9-0-0 and their goal was their league-low 18th of the season. The Force’s win came by default after the fellow newcomer Wiarton Schooners withdrew from the league.
The Force is to play the West Nipissing Lynx (6-5-0-1) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Sturgeon Falls and host the Almaguin Spartans (10-4-0-0) Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.
Civics 13 Force 1
1. New Tecumseth, Shatunov (Gauthier, Nadeau), 2:43
2. New Tecumseth, Subbotin (Kulakov), 6:14
3. New Tecumseth, Mikheev (Gauthier, Shatunov), 6:46
4. New Tecumseth, Shatunov (Nadeau, Gauthier), 12:03
5. Fergus, Soules (Ward, Maguire), 19:51
6. New Tecumseth, Senra (Simoncelli), 19:58
Penalties: Vassilyev NT (tripping), 4:08; Maguire Ferg (interference), 15:17.
7. New Tecumseth, Simoncelli (Senra, Mamakwa), 2:26
8. New Tecumseth, Kornilov (Shatunov, Kalashnikov), 8:04
9. New Tecumseth, Shatunov (Gauthier, Kemmer), 16:59
10. New Tecumseth, Kulakov (unassisted), 18:48
Penalties: Gramakov NT (roughing), 4:25; Bench NT (too many men served by Gramakov), 11:17; Gramakov NT (slashing), 13:54; Maguire Ferg (cross checking), 19:23.
11. New Tecumseth, Mamakwa (Senra), 2:06
12. New Tecumseth, Gauthier (Shatunov), 2:10
13. New Tecumseth, Simoncelli (Kornilov), 5:03 pp
14. New Tecumseth, Vassilyev (unassisted), 6:03
Penalties: Ward Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:52; Shatunov NT (elbowing), 9:59; Aniskin NT (cross checking), 11:08; Janssen Ferg (roughing), Chetyrkin NT (roughing), 12:14; Maguire Ferg (cross checking, game misconduct), Philippe Kemmer NT (cross checking), 14:37.
Shots on Goal
New Tecumseth 25-17-16–60
Goalies: Samoilovich (L, 42 shots-33 saves), Merriman (18:48 of second, 18 shots-14 saves), Fergus; Belov (41 shots-40 saves), New Tecumseth.
- Guelph Sports Journal