Wilmot Wild hits in OT to edge Thistles
BADEN – A goal by Tyler Verutis at 5:12 of overtime lifted the Wilmot Wild to an 11-10 victory over the Fergus Thistles in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play at the Wilmot Recreation Centre Sunday afternoon.
Both teams took turns leading the game as the Thistles were up 6-1 at the end of the first period and Wilmot led 10-8 with six minutes to play in regulation time. However, Fergus scored twice after that to force the overtime.
Verutis finished the game with a hat trick for Wilmot while Ryan Maksymyk also scored three times for the Wild. Braiden Kerbs had a pair of goals while singletons were netted by Tyler Nagy, Jordon Oshowy and Tyler Townsend. Maksymyk had four assists while Luke Finoro had three, Hayden Berger, Austin Heughan, Oshowy and Verutis two each and Kerbs one.
Dean Sealey had four goals and two assists for Fergus while Mitchell Daw had three goals and an assist, McCaiden Dixon had two goals and an assist and Scott Stovel had a goal and three assists. Also getting one assist apiece were Mitchell Bernier, Bo Columbus and Brett Harrison.
The game was the final one of the regular season for the Wild who finish at 11-5-0.
Fergus has one game to go and is at 10-5-0. The Thistles are to host the Halton Hills Bulldogs (4-10-0) Friday at 8 p.m. at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.
Wild 11 Thistles 10 (OT)
1. Fergus, Dixon (Harrison) 1:42
2. Wilmot, Verutis (Maksymyk, Oshowy) 5:00
3. Fergus, Daw (Stovel) 5:46
4. Fergus, Sealey (Columbus) 7:30
5. Fergus, Stovel (Sealey) 9:52
6. Fergus, Sealey (Daw, Stovel) 16:08 pp
7. Fergus, Daw (unassisted) 19:03 sh
Penalties: Oshowy Wil (slashing), 11:53; Hoegy Ferg (illegal cross checking), 12:56; Maksymyk Wil (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:48; Hall Ferg (illegal cross checking), 17:07; Columbus Ferg (delay of game), 19:05.
8. Wilmot, Maksymyk (Verutis, Finoro) 0:53
9. Wilmot, Maksymyk (Berger, Heughan) 2:50 pp
10. Wilmot, Kerbs (Maksymyk) 3:24 pp
11. Wilmot, Townsend (Heughan, Berger) 4:29
12. Wilmot, Oshowy (Maksymyk) 4:53
13. Fergus, Dixon (unassisted) 5:58
14. Fergus, Sealey (Dixon) 6:28
15. Wilmot, Kerbs (unassisted) 12:20
16. Wilmot, Maksymyk (Verutis, Kerbs) 18:16 pp
Penalties: Hoegy Ferg (high sticking), 0:53; Columbus Ferg (slashing major), 3:06; Carey Ferg (high sticking), O.Ristov Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 7:29; Berger Wil (high sticking), 12:32; O.Ristov Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 17:50.
17. Wilmot, Nagy (Oshowy) 7:25
18. Wilmot, Verutis (Maksymyk, Finoro) 12:03
19. Fergus, Daw (Sealey, Bernier) 14:54 pp
20. Fergus, Sealey (Stovel) 17:13
Penalties: Forster Wil (slashing), 1:30; Heughan Wil (slashing), 14:36; Lantz Ferg (slashing), 18:25.
21. Wilmot, Verutis (Finoro) 5:12
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Wilson (L), Fergus; Fitton, Chenier (0:00 of second, W), Wilmot.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 2-5; Wilmot 3-9.
- Guelph Sports Journal