Fergus Thistles clipped after Brantford’s big run

BRANTFORD – A five-goal run by the Brantford Warriors led to an 11-9 setback by the Fergus Thistles in Ontario Junior C lacrosse league play Friday night at the Gretzky Complex.

The hosts led 5-3 at the end of the first period and 9-6 after the second. Fergus got the difference down to a single goal in the third, but a power-play goal by Brantford with less than three minutes to play left the gap at two goals.

Both teams scored two shorthanded goals in the game while Fergus went 1-for-11 on its power play and Brantford went 3-for-7.

Scott Stovel connected for a pair of goals for Fergus while singletons were added by Ryan Biggs, Nick Aitchison, Sam MacDonald, Jake Bauman, Carter Hyndman, Jacob Ristov and Cameron Angst. Brodie Schafer assisted on three of the goals while Hyndman had two assists and Adam Lantz, MacDonald, Bauman, Eli McLeod, Aitchison and Stovel had one each.

Caleb Wells and Ryan Dorr each had three goals and three assists for Brantford while Connor Merritt scored twice and single goals were added by D.J. Martins, Michael Comeau and Campbell McPhedries. Comeau and Merritt each gathered two assists while single assists were awarded to Dalton Thomas, Jacob Moir, Max Lewis, Martins, Nick D’Amico and Trevor McDonald.

Tyson Reeves was charged with the loss in the Fergus net while Jacob Moir collected the win for Brantford.

The game was the second of the week between the two teams. The Thistles had won 9-6 in Fergus Tuesday.

The Thistles are to play the Wilmot Wild Sunday at 3 p.m. at Baden.


Warriors 11 Thistles 9
Fergus          3-3-3–9
Brantford     5-4-2–11
Goals: Fergus — S.Stovel 2, R.Biggs, N.Aitchison, S.MacDonald, J.Bauman, C.Hyndman, J.Ristov, C.Angst; Brantford — C.Wells 3, R.Dorr 3, C.Merritt 2, D.J. Martins, M.Comeau, C.McPhedries
Assists: Fergus — B.Schafer 3, C.Hyndman 2, A.Lantz, S.MacDonald, J.Bauman, E.McLeod, N.Aitchison, S.Stovel; Brantford — C.Wells 3, R.Dorr 3, M.Comeau 2, C.Merritt 2, D.Thomas, J.Moir, M.Lewis, D.J. Martins, N.D’Amico, T.McDonald
Shots On Goal: NA.
Goalies: T.Reeves (L), Fergus; J.Moir (W), Brantford
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 1-11; Brantford 3-7


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