Five in first fuels Fergus Force’s fall

STURGEON FALLS – The Fergus Force surrendered five goals in the first period as they were handed an 11-1 setback by the West Nipissing Lynx in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League play Friday night at the Sturgeon Falls Arena.

West Nipissing led 5-0 at the end of the first period and 9-1 after the second.

Milan Bango scored the goal for the Force at 3:45 of the second period. Tyler Zatylny assisted on the play.

Maxime Piquette and Tshenapeu Thirnish scored twice apiece for West Nipissing while single goals were added by Braeden Villeneuve, Meesha Meshkati, Oliver Johansson, Nathaniel McLeod, Lawson Yatkowsky, Thomas Farrell and William Michaud. Johansson had four assists while Nicolas Proulx had three, Sergei Khudiakov, Thirnish and Samuel Lacroix had two apiece and Nick Gribbons, Michaud, Yatkowsky, Isak Carlen, McLeod and Sebastien Despatie had one each.

Giulio made 32 saves for the win for West Nipissing while Gilbert Oldreive took the loss for Fergus. He faced 62 shots.

West Nipissing improves to 7-5-0-1 with the win while the Force drops to 1-10-0-0.

The Force is to host the Almaguin Spartans (10-5-0-0) Sunday at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Game time is 3 p.m.


Lynx 11 Force 1
First Period
1. West Nipissing, Villeneuve (Gribbons), 4:47
2. West Nipissing, Piquette (Michaud, Johansson), 7:14
3. West Nipissing, Meshkati (Khudiakov, Thirnish), 7:36
4. West Nipissing, Thirnish (Proulx, Yatkowsky), 15:49
5. West Nipissing, Johansson (Thirnish), 18:46
Penalties: Villeneuve WN (checking from behind), 9:31; Yatkowsky WN (tripping), 15:55.
Second Period
6. Fergus, Bango (Zatylny), 3:45
7. West Nipissing, McLeod (Johansson, Proulx), 4:57 pp
8. West Nipissing, Piquette (Lacroix, Johansson), 11:02
9. West Nipissing, Thirnish (Khudiakov, Proulx), 12:15
10. West Nipissing, Yatkowsky (Carlen, McLeod), 16:59
Penalties: Wall Ferg (hooking), 4:42; Lacroix WN (bench minor), 6:49; Contreras Ferg (hooking), 7:00; Thirnish WN (tripping), 7:34; Maguire Ferg (checking from behind), 12:53; Janssen Ferg (cross checking), 14:58; Hughie WN (high sticking), 16:11.
Third Period
11. West Nipissing, Farrell (Despatie, Lacroix), 13:39 sh
12. West Nipissing, Michaud (Johansson), 19:08
Penalties: Bango Ferg (high sticking), 8:07; Marson Ferg (high sticking), Meshkati WN (high sticking), 10:50; Yatkowsky WN (holding), 13:12; Rich WN (high sticking), 15:38; Trivisonno Ferg (slashing), 15:50.
Shots on Goal
Fergus                       11-11-11–33
West Nipissing     15-25-22–62
Goalies: Oldreive (L, 62 shots-51 saves), Fergus; Costa (W, 33 shots-32 saves), West Nipissing.
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