South Muskoka rallies to defeat Fergus Force

GRAVENHURST – The Fergus Force yielded the final two goals of both the second and third periods as they were handed a 7-4 setback by the South Muskoka Shield in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League play Friday night at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre.

South Muskoka led 3-1 at the end of the first period and 5-3 after the second, the Shield’s first goal of the period breaking a 3-3 tie at 4:19. It was the first time this season, the Force’s first, that the Fergus squad didn’t trail throughout the middle frame.

Tommy Gramando, Sean Caruso, Milan Bango and Kinsly Trivisonno scored the goals for the Force while assists were awarded to Blake Ward, Trivisonno, Gramando and Caruso.

Daniel Vandal-Courte had two goals for South Muskoka while single goals were added by Libor Machan, Viktor Urban, Martin Chovanec, David Kovar and Narcisse Baptiste. Kovar assisted on four of the goals while Brody Tracey, Baptiste, Vandal-Courte and Machan each had one assist.

South Muskoka outshot the Force 50-30. Maxim Samoilovich was charged with the loss in net for Fergus while Daniel Lee picked up the win for the Shield.

Fergus has lost all five of its games this season while South Muskoka is at 3-2-0-2.

The Force is to host the Ville-Marie Pirates (4-5-0-0) Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.


Shield 7 Force 4
First Period
1. South Muskoka, Vandal-Courte (Kovar, Tracey), 7:23 pp
2. South Muskoka, Machan (Baptiste, Kovar), 8:46 pp
3. Fergus, Gramando (Ward), 13:59 pp
4. South Muskoka, Urban (unassisted), 16:20 sh
Penalties: Trivisonno Ferg (checking from behind), 5:00; Tracey SM (checking from behind), 13:32; Olivieri SM (checking from behind), 14:43.
Second Period
5. Fergus, Caruso (Trivisonno), 1:30
6. Fergus, Bango (Gramando, Caruso), 3:53 pp
7. South Muskoka, Chovanec (Vandal-Courte), 4:19
8. South Muskoka, Vandal-Courte (Kovar), 15:01
Penalties: Olivieri SM (high sticking), 2:13; Matusek SM (roughing), 5:30; Jarembak SM (tripping), 7:44; Caruso Ferg (hooking), 10:34; Ward Ferg (interference), 18:12.
Third Period
9. Fergus, Trivisonno (unassisted), 1:22
10. South Muskoka, Kovar (unassisted), 8:05
11. South Muskoka, Baptiste (Kovar, Machan), 13:52 pp
Penalties: Maguire Ferg (tripping), 1:47; Matusek SM (holding), 4:44; Caruso Ferg (high sticking), 10:14; Olivieri SM (hooking), 19:33.
Shots on Goal
Fergus                         9-13-8–30
South Muskoka      16-15-19–50
Goalies: Samoilovich (L, 50 shots-43 saves), Fergus; Lee (W, 30 shots-26 saves), South Muskoka.
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