Thistles top Six Nations to add to unbeaten streak

HAGERSVILLE – The Fergus Thistles extended their undefeated streak in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play to four games with a 15-10 victory over the Six Nations Warriors Saturday at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.

As was the case Friday night, the Thistles turned in a huge second period for the win. They trailed 4-2 at the end of the first, but led 10-7 at the end of the second and added to their lead in the third.

Zach Cameron hit for five goals for Fergus while Logan Cameron scored four times. Single goals were collected by Kyle Deitweiler, J.J. Swanston, Nick Aitchison, McCaiden Dixon, Jonah White and Jake Bauman. Deitweiler had five assists and goaltender Noah Nixon had four, Logan Cameron and Adam Lantz had three each, Swanston and Dixon had two each and White and Brett Harrison had one each.

Jaxon Martin led Six Nations with four goals while Jon Parry-Smith had two and Luke Montour, Jordan Myke, Kennedy Miller and Todd Thomas Jr. had one apiece. Parry-Smith, Jake Smith and Martin each had two assists while Tyrese Staats, Kennedy Miller, Logan Anderson, Julian Morenu, Thomas Jr., Matt Miller and Myke had single assists.

The Thistles were outshot 41-38 and went scoreless on three power plays while Six Nations scored four times on six power plays.

Noah Nixon made 31 saves to get the win for the Thistles while Josh Daley took the loss with 23 saves for the Warriors.

Six Nations leads the West Division at 10-2-0 while the Thistles moved into a tie for second place with the Brantford Warriors. Fergus is at 7-5-1 while Brantford is at 7-3-1.

The Thistles have three games to go in their regular season starting with a match against the Halton Hills Bulldogs (1-9-0) Friday at 8 p.m. at the Elora and District Community Centre.

 

Thistles 15 Warriors 10
First Period
1. Six Nations, Montour (Tyrese Staats) 3:13
2. Six Nations, Martin (K.Miller, Anderson) 4:10 pp
3. Fergus, L.Cameron (Deitweiler) 8:46
4. Six Nations, Martin (Morenu) 14:22 pp
5. Fergus, Deitweiler (unassisted) 15:02
6. Six Nations, Myke (Parry-Smith, Thomas Jr.) 17:19
Penalties: Stevenson Ferg (holding), 4:51; Smith SN (checking in the crease), 9:19; Roberts Ferg (slashing), 13:46; Z.Cameron Ferg (checking in the crease), Hayne Ferg (high sticking), 16:26.
Second Period
7. Fergus, Swanston (White) 0:36
8. Fergus, Aitchison (Deitweiler, Nixon) 1:41
9. Six Nations, K.Miller (unassisted) 4:44
10. Fergus, Z.Cameron (L.Cameron, Deitweiler) 6:24
11. Fergus, Dixon (Nixon) 6:49
12. Six Nations, Martin (Smith) 9:32
13. Fergus, White (L.Cameron, Nixon) 9:59
14. Six Nations, Parry-Smith (Martin) 11:45
15. Fergus, Z.Cameron (L.Cameron, Harrison) 13:35
16. Fergus, L.Cameron (Swanston, Lantz) 18:05
17. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Lantz, Deitweiler) 18:32
Penalties: Roberts Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), Powless SN (high sticking), 9:04; Morenu SN (boarding major), 14:15; Miller SN (holding), 16:33.
Third Period
18. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Deitweiler, Nixon) 1:00
19. Six Nations, Parry-Smith (Martin, M.Miller) 1:43
20. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Dixon) 3:50
21. Fergus, L.Cameron (Lantz, Dixon) 8:25
22. Fergus, L.Cameron (Swanston) 10:12
23. Six Nations, Thomas Jr. (Smith) 11:56 pp
24. Six Nations, Martin (Myke, Parry-Smith) 12:45 pp
25. Fergus, Bauman (unassisted) 19:37 en
Penalties: White Ferg (holding), L.Cameron Ferg (body checking major), 2:32.
Shots on Goal
Fergus                 9-21-8–38
Six Nations     14-15-12–41
Goalies: Nixon (W, 41 shots-31 saves), Fergus; Daley (L, 37 shots-23 saves), Six Nations.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 0-3; Six Nations 4-6.
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