Fergus Thistles hit early to clip Oakville

FERGUS – The Fergus Thistles scored the first two goals of the game and that proved to be the difference as they edged the Oakville Buzz 6-4 in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Thursday at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

The Thistles netted those two goals in the first five minutes of the game and they led 3-1 at the end of the first period and 5-2 after the second.

Dean Sealey had a hat trick for the Thistles while McCaiden Dixon, Bo Columbus and Jayden Bushy also scored. Mitchell Daw had four assists while Mitchell Bernier, Adam Lantz and Scott Stovel each had two and Owen Ristov and Brett Harrison had one each.

Luke Pilcher scored all four goals for Oakville. Nathan Maracle and Evan Mason collected two assists apiece while Mitch Zulian and Graydon Power had one each.

Fergus outshot Oakville 45-43 and both teams scored two power-play goals – Fergus on five power plays and Oakville on seven.

Bill Wilson picked up the win in net for Fergus while Mason was charged with the loss.

With the result Fergus improves to 6-3-0 while Oakville falls to 6-4-1.

The Thistles are to host the Wilmot Wild (5-3-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.


Thistles 6 Buzz 4
First Period
1. Fergus, Dixon (Daw, Bernier) 0:59
2. Fergus, Sealey (Lantz, Stovel) 4:41 pp
3. Oakville, Pilcher (Maracle, Zulian) 7:00 pp
4. Fergus, Columbus (Daw, O.Ristov) 18:50
Penalties: Ristivojevic Oak (too many men bench minor), 4:03; Hall Ferg (high sticking), 6:44; Gaburra Oak (interference), 14:36.
Second Period
5. Fergus, Sealey (Bernier, Daw) 10:31 pp
6. Oakville, Pilcher (Mason) 11:05
7. Fergus, Sealey (Stovel, Harrison) 13:33
Penalties: Pilcher Oak (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:11; Bushy Ferg (delay of game), 2:34; Ristivojevic Oak (high sticking), 8:46; O.Ristov Ferg (charging), 15:49.
Third Period
8. Oakville, Pilcher (Power, Mason) 4:06
9. Oakville, Pilcher (Maracle) 9:26 pp
10. Fergus, Bushy (Daw, Lantz) 17:58
Penalties: Thomson Oak (slashing), 2:30; Hoegy Ferg (slashing), 3:09; Williamson Ferg (slashing), 8:12; Williamson Ferg (slashing), 18:33.
Shots on Goal
Oakville      17-15-11–43
Fergus       15-18-12–45
Goalies: Mason (L, 45 shots-39 saves), Oakville; Wilson (W, 43 shots-39 saves), Fergus.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Oakville 2-7; Fergus 2-5.


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