Barrie erupts in third to topple Fergus Thistles
BARRIE – The Fergus Thistles yielded six consecutive third-period goals to the Barrie Bombers to suffer an 11-7 loss in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Saturday night at the Holly Community Centre.
The teams had battled to a 2-2 standoff in the first period before the host Bombers shot ahead with the first two goals of the middle frame. However, the Thistles answered back with four in a row to carry a 6-4 lead into the third.
Alec Beaurogard and Sam MacDonald scored twice apiece for Fergus while Nick Aitchison, McCaiden Dixon and Trenton Hitchcock added single goals. J.J. Swanston had three assists while Dixon and Adam Lantz had two apiece and Jake Bauman, goalie Xavier DeMichele, Jacob Hayne, Hitchcock and MacDonald had one each.
Cole Harrison collected four goals for Barrie while Bo Steele had a hat trick and single goals were netted by Hunter Dupee, Dalton King, Owen King and Ryley Ruff. Ty Steele gathered four assists while Tye Burke, Dalton King, Zack Phillips and Ruff each had two assists and single assists were awarded to Maverick Blackmere, Logan Flanagan, Harrison, Owen King, goaltender Wyatt King, Bo Steele and Luke West.
DeMichele took the loss in the Fergus net while Wyatt Kings picked up the win for Barrie.
The Thistles were held to a single goal on five power plays while Barrie went 1-for-3.
Tuesday, the Thistles are to host the Halton Hills Bulldogs for the second time in a week. Fergus won 17-6 Friday night in Elora.
Tuesday’s game is to be played at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex in Fergus at 8 p.m.
Brantford Warriors 7-2-0
Wilmot Wild 6-2-0
Fergus Thistles 6-4-0
Barrie Bombers 4-3-0
Caledon Bandits 3-4-0
Oakville Buzz 1-6-0
Halton Hills Bulldogs 1-7-0
Bombers 11 Thistles 7
Goals: Fergus — A.Beaurogard 2, S.MacDonald 2, N.Aitchison, M.Dixon, T.Hitchcock; Barrie — C.Harrison 4, B.Steele 3, H.Dupee, D.King, O.King, R.Ruff
Assists: Fergus — J.J.Swanston 3, M.Dixon 2, A.Lantz 2, J.Bauman, X.DeMichele, J.Hayne, T.Hitchcock, S.MacDonald; Barrie — T.Steele 4, T.Burke 2, D.King 2, Z.Phillips 2, R.Ruff 2, M.Blackmere, L.Flanagan, C.Harrison, O.King, W.King, B.Steele, L.West
Shots on Goal: not available
Goalies: Fergus — X.DeMichele (L); Barrie — W.King (W)
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 1-5; Barrie 1-3
Penalties Minutes: Fergus 24; Barrie 35
- Guelph Sports Journal