Fergus Thistles leave Halton Hills behind

ELORA – The Fergus Thistles scored 10 times before the Halton Hills Bulldogs netted their first goal of the game in a 17-6 victory in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Friday night at the Elora and District Community Centre.

The Thistles led 6-0 at the end of the opening period and 13-3 after the second.

Scott Stovel hit for five goals for Fergus while McCaiden Dixon had a hat trick. Sam MacDonald, Benton Martin, Mark McIntosh and Jacob Ristov each had a pair of goals while Trenton Hitchcock scored the other one. Gathering assists were Adam Lantz with four, Carter Hyndman and McIntosh with three apiece, Martin, Eli McLeod and Stovel with two each and Alex Bachly, Xavier DeMichele, Jacob Hayne, Hitchcock, MacDonald and Wolfgang Schulz with one each.

Hayden Chokrev-Evans and Michael Holmes scored twice apiece for shortstaffed Halton Hills while Sean Caruso and Zac Tarr also scored. Jack Mowat assisted on three of the goals while Caruso had two assists and Carter Browne, Holmes and Tarr each had one.

Halton Hills had 15 players suited up for the game including two goaltenders.

DeMichele picked up the win in the Fergus net while Browne was charged with the loss in Halton Hills’ net.

The Thistles are to play the Barrie Bombers at Barrie’s Holly Centre Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and host Halton Hills again Tuesday, this time at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex in Fergus. Game time is 8 p.m.


West Division
Brantford Warriors         7-1-0
Wilmot Wild                    6-2-0
Fergus Thistles              6-3-0
Barrie Bombers             3-3-0
Caledon Bandits            3-4-0
Halton Hills Bulldogs      1-7-0
Oakville Buzz                  0-6-0



Thistles 17 Bulldogs 6
Halton Hills     0-3-3–6
Fergus           6-7-4–17
Goals: Halton Hills – H.Chokrev-Evans 2, M.Holmes 2, S.Caruso, Z.Tarr; Fergus – S. Stovel 5, M.Dixon 3, S.MacDonald 2, B.Martin 2, M.McIntosh 2, J.Ristov 2, T.Hitchcock
Assists: Halton Hills – J.Mowat 3, S.Caruso 2, C.Browne, M.Holmes, Z.Tarr; Fergus – A.Lantz 4, C.Hyndman 3, M.McIntosh 3, B.Martin 2, E.McLeod 2, S.Stovel 2, A.Bachly, X.DeMichele, J.Hayne, T.Hitchcock, S.MacDonald, W.Schulz
Shots on Goal: not available
Goalies: Halton Hills – C.Browne (L); Fergus – X.DeMichele (W)
Power Plays (goals-chances): Halton Hills 0-2; Fergus 0-1
Penalty Minutes: Halton Hills 2; Fergus 4


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