Fergus Thistles battle Mimico to stalemate
TORONTO – The Fergus Thistles scored a pair of goals in the final five minutes of regulation time to climb back into an 11-11 deadlock with the Mimico Mountaineers in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Sunday at the Mimico arena.
Mimico led 4-3 at the end of the first period before the Thistles hit for four consecutive goals to grab a 7-6 lead by the end of the second. The hosts surged ahead 10-8 in the third before Fergus mounted a comeback for the stalemate.
Three 10-minute overtime periods failed to break the tie.
Zach Cameron connected for four goals for the Thistles while Brett Harrison had two and J.J. Swanston, Justin Beaulieu, Nick Aitchison, Kyle Deitweiler and Logan Cameron had one apiece. Beaulieu assisted on four of the goals while Harrison had three assists, Zach Cameron and Adam Lantz had two each and Aitchison, Louie Ristov and goalie Kent Bremner each had one.
Riley Robinson netted five goals for Mimico and Nicky Cormier scored twice. Getting one goal apiece were Cooper Overstrom, Christian Cliff, Joel Escote and Tyson Walton and Liam McConnell collected two assists and James Keane, Bradley Hutchcraft, Tyler Hurshman, Cliff, Ryan Bisser, Owen Quick, Escote, Cormier, Walton and Robinson each had one.
Shots on goal were not recorded.
The Thistles went 4-for-22 on its power play while Mimico went 3-for-15.
Tyson Reeves picked up the tie in net for the Thistles as he allowed a single goal in the final 43:32 of the game. Starter Bremner yielded 10 goals in the first 46:28.
Reilly O’Callaghan had the tie for Mimico as he played the entire 90 minutes.
Both teams are at .500 following the tie as Fergus is at 5-5-1 and Mimico’s at 4-4-1.
Next game for the Thistles is scheduled for Friday when they’re to host the Wilmot Wild (7-2-0) for an 8 p.m. game at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.
Thistles 11 Mountaineers 11 (3OT)
1. Mimico, Cormier (Keane) 3:10
2. Fergus, Harrison (Beaulieu) 5:22 pp
3. Mimico, Cormier (Hutchcraft, Hurshman) 8:20 pp
4. Mimico, Overstrom (Cliff) 9:34 pp
5. Fergus, Swanston (Z.Cameron, Beaulieu) 11:17
6. Fergus, Beaulieu (Lantz, Z.Cameron) 16:10 pp
7. Mimico, Robinson (Bisser) 19:22 pp
Penalties: Roberts Ferg (cross checking), 1:05; Hurshman Mim (high sticking), 3:52; Kucan Mim (slashing), 4:57; Hurshman Mim (unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:22; Beaulieu Ferg (high sticking), Harrison Ferg (holding), 7:03; Harrison Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:03; Dixon Ferg (checking from behind double minor), 11:26; Escote Mim (slashing), 13:07; McConnell Mim (cross checking double minor), 15:27; Roberts Ferg (roughing), Hutchcraft Mim (roughing), 18:53; Aitchison Ferg (interference), 19:13; Cliff Mim (checking from behind), 19:49.
8. Fergus, Harrison (Beaulieu, Aitchison) 0:47 pp
9. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Harrison, Beaulieu) 2:12 pp
10. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Ristov, Bremner) 3:44
11. Fergus, Aitchison (Harrison) 13:48
12. Mimico, Cliff (unassisted) 15:21
13. Mimico, Robinson (McConnell) 17:13
Penalties: Quick Mim (unsportsmanlike conduct), 0:35; Cliff Mim (checking from behind), 0:47; Harrison Ferg (slashing), Hurshman Mim (unsportsmanlike conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), 7:11; Walton Mim (roughing), 7:35; Deitweiler Ferg (high sticking), 7:41; Bisser Mim (high sticking), 9:11; Escote Mim (high sticking), 9:35; Roberts Ferg (cross checking), 12:32; Roberts Ferg (roughing), Hutchcraft Mim (fighting major, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), 14:55; Deitweiler Ferg (high sticking major), 17:31; Bisser Mim (delay of game), 18:42.
14. Mimico, Robinson (Quick) 0:36
15. Mimico, Robinson (Escote, McConnell) 2:09
16. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Harrison) 3:27
17. Mimico, Escote (Cormier) 4:50
18. Mimico, Robinson (Walton) 6:28
19. Fergus, Deitweiler (unassisted) 9:45
20. Mimico, Walton (Robinson) 10:23
21. Fergus, Z.Cameron (unassisted) 15:18
22. Fergus, L.Cameron (Lantz) 18:33
Penalties: Robinson Mim (unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:28; Dixon Ferg (interference), 9:24; Bisser Mim (slashing), 9:45; Kucan Mim (high sticking), 12:13; Cormier Mim (high sticking), Harrison Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), 12:36; Roberts Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:07; Beaulieu Ferg (abuse of officials gross misconduct), 18:33.
Penalty: Z.Cameron Ferg (boarding), 7:47.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Bremner, (46:28), Reeves (43:32, W), Guelph; O’Callaghan (T), Mimico
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 4-22; Mimico, 3-15.
- Guelph Sports Journal