Thistles complete sweep of Halton Hills
GEORGETOWN – Four goals in the second period helped spark the Fergus Thistles to a 12-4 victory over the Halton Hills Bulldogs and a sweep of their best-of-three Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League playoff series Wednesday at Alcott arena.
The Thistles had won the opening game of the West Division quarter-final 17-7 at Fergus Monday.
The Thistles led Wednesday’s game 4-3 at the end of the first period and 8-3 after the second.
Louie Ristov had a hat trick for Fergus while single goals were added by Jayden Bushy, Bo Columbus, Cole Danemman, Mitchell Daw, McCaiden Dixon, Curtis Hall, Owen Ristov, Dean Sealey and Scott Stovel. Mitchell Bernier, Daw, Adam Lantz, Sealey and Stovel each had two assists and Bushy had one.
Adam Elinesky had a pair of goals for Halton Hills while Tyler Morris and Evan Perehiniak each had a goal and an assist. Jesse Laidlaw, Steven Portelli and Hunter Randell each collected one assist.
Bill Wilson was in net for the win for Fergus while Sam Haines took the loss for Halton Hills. He split time with Jordan Rowsell.
The Thistles, second-place finishers in the West Division, await an opponent for the best-of-five divisional semifinals. It’s likely to be the third-place Wilmot Wild who lead the Mimico Mountaineers 1-0 in their best-of-three divisional quarter-final. Second game of that series is set for Saturday afternoon at Mimico.
In the other West Division quarter-final series, first-place Six Nations Warriors lead eighth-place Caledon Bandits 1-0 and fourth-place Brantford Warriors lead fifth-place Oakville Buzz 1-0.
Thistles 12 Bulldogs 4
1. Halton Hills, Morris (Perehiniak) 6:08
2. Fergus, Stovel (Sealey, Daw) 10:31
3. Fergus, Sealey (Bernier, Stovel) 12:24 pp
4. Halton Hills, Elinesky (Morris) 13:11
5. Fergus, Columbus (Lantz, Bernier) 14:31
6. Fergus, Bushy (Daw, Sealey) 14:48
7. Halton Hills, Elinesky (Laidlaw) 18:39
Penalties: Reid Halt (high sticking), 1:57; Hall Ferg (illegal cross checking), 3:12; Reid Halt (high sticking), 12:08; Dixon Ferg (interference), 16:27.
8. Fergus, L.Ristov (unassisted) 8:39
9. Fergus, Dixon (Scott Stovel) 13:40
10. Fergus, L.Ristov (unassisted) 17:19
11. Fergus, O.Ristov (unassisted) 19:38
Penalties: Mowat Halt (holding), 2:47; Perehiniak Halt (holding), 17:19; Hill Halt (roughing), Hoegy Ferg (high sticking), 18:26.
12. Fergus, L.Ristov (unassisted) 9:09
13. Fergus, Daw (Bushy, Lantz) 14:14
14. Halton Hills, Perehiniak (Randell, Portelli) 15:54
15. Fergus, Hall (unassisted) 16:54 en
16. Fergus, Danemman (unassisted) 18:29 en
Penalties: Cook Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct bench minor), 0:00; Mowat Halt (roughing), 10:44; Dixon Ferg (hooking), 18:36.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Wilson (W), Fergus; Haines (L, 34:22 total playing time), Rowsell (22:33 playing time), Halton Hills.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 1-5; Halton Hills 0-4.
- Guelph Sports Journal