Fast start by Thistles leads to one-sided win

ARTHUR – The Fergus Thistles scored 10 times in the first period on their way to a 21-6 romp over the Mimico Mountaineers in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Friday night at the Arthur Recreation Complex.

The Thistles led 10-1 at the end of the first period – Mimico scored with one second to go in the period – and Fergus was ahead 17-3 at the end of the second.

The Thistles outshot Mimico 50-34 and went 2-for-5 on their power play while Mimico went 3-for-7.

Scott Stovel struck for six goals and five assists for the Thistles while Dean Sealey had five goals and four assists and Trent Spear had four goals and six assists. Mitchell Bernier and McCaiden Dixon scored twice each while Mitchell Daw and Louie Ristov added single goals. Adam Lantz assisted on seven of the goals while Dixon had three assists, Owen Bratton had two and Bernier, Daw, Curtis Hall, Eli Mcleod, Owen Ristov and Trayvon Williamson had one each.

Nick Herdman had two goals and two assists for Mimico while Tyler Hurschman, Bradley Hutchcraft, Will Jarzabek and Luke Rudyk scored once each. Herdman and Curtis Hubbard collected two assists apiece while Ryan Bisser, Hutchcraft, Owen Quick, Riley Robinson, Clark Stodgell and Brendan Walker each had one assist.

Owen Bratton made 28 saves for the win in the Fergus net while Reilly O’Callaghan made 29 saves, but took the loss for Mimico.

The win avenged a 10-7 loss to Mimico at Mimico Sunday afternoon.

The result leaves the Thistles at 10-4-0 and Mimico at 7-8-1 as the Mountaineers finished their regular season with the game.

The Thistles are to play the Wilmot Wild (9-5-0) at Wilmot Sunday at 3 p.m.


Thistles 21 Mountaineers 6
First Period
1. Fergus, Sealey (Spear, Lantz) 0:32
2. Fergus, Daw (Stovel, Sealey) 1:53
3. Fergus, Spear (Sealey, Stovel) 7:22
4. Fergus, Sealey (unassisted) 7:42
5. Fergus, Sealey (Spear) 7:57
6. Fergus, Bernier (Dixon, Bratton) 8:43
7. Fergus, Spear (Lantz, Stovel) 13:21 pp
8. Fergus, Dixon (Bratton) 16:10
9. Fergus, Sealey (Lantz, Spear) 18:30
10. Fergus, L.Ristov (unassisted) 19:20
11. Mimico, Jarzabek (Herdman, Bisser) 19:59
Penalties: Dixon Ferg (high sticking), 10:10; Hurschman Mim (slashing), 11:24.
Second Period
12. Fergus, Sealey (Spear, Stovel) 2:21
13. Fergus, Stovel (Williamson, Hall) 5:29
14. Fergus, Stovel (Lantz, Spear) 5:53
15. Mimico, Herdman (Hubbard, Hutchcraft) 7:31
16. Fergus, Spear (Lantz, Sealey) 8:05
17. Fergus, Bernier (Dixon, Stovel) 12:07
18. Fergus, Stovel (Lantz, Sealey) 14:12 pp
19. Fergus, Stovel (Lantz, Mcleod) 16:51
20. Mimico, Hurschman (Quick, Herdman) 18:19 pp
Penalties: Hutchcraft Mim (high sticking), 13:28; O.Ristov Ferg (illegal cross checking), 16:58; Rudyk Mim (high sticking), 18:44.
Third Period
21. Fergus, Stovel (Dixon, Daw) 1:08
22. Mimico, Hutchcraft (Robinson) 6:22 pp
23. Fergus, Spear (O.Ristov) 8:28
24. Mimico, Herdman (Hubbard, Walker) 13:42 pp
25. Fergus, Dixon (unassisted) 15:14
26. Fergus, Stovel (Spear, Bernier) 17:23
27. Mimico, Rudyk (Stodgell) 19:15
Penalties: Carey Ferg (checking from behind double minor), 2:07; Hoegy Ferg (high sticking), 6:09; Spear Ferg (slashing), 9:25; Hoegy Ferg (illegal cross checking), 12:43; Casellas Mim (slashing), Stodgell Mim (too many men), 15:41.
Shots on Goal
Mimico       5-15-14–34
Fergus     16-20-14–50
Goalies: O’Callaghan (L, 50 shots-29 saves), Mimico; Bratton (W, 34 shots-28 saves), Fergus.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mimico 3-7; Fergus 2-5.


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