Force shut out by Almaguin

FERGUS – The Fergus Force surrendered six goals in the second period as they were blanked 10-0 by the Almaguin Spartans in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League play Sunday afternoon at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

While the Force is 1-11-0, the victory was by default when the Wiarton Schooners withdrew from the league. It was the third consecutive time the opposition hit double figures in scoring and the fifth time in six games.

It was the second time Almaguin hit double figures in goals this season.

The Spartans scored the only goal of the first period before pulling away in the second period.

Gabriel Sbop had a hat trick while Mathew Labrosse scored twice and Philip Bergman, Britton Whitehead, Bryan Austin, Ty Hannaford and Zach Thorsen added single goals. Morgan Kjellgren, Austin, Hannaford, Adam Morton, Denver Lundstrom and Edgars Mamajs each had two assists while Warren Huard, Labrosse and Kieran Haley had one apiece.

Tanner Emerson made 21 saves for the shutout win while Gilbert Oldrieve made 41 saves for the Force.

The Force is to play the New Tecumseth Civics at Alliston for the second consecutive Thursday. The Civics won 13-1 last week. Game time is 7:30 p.m.


Spartans 10 Force 0
First Period
1. Almaguin, Bergman (Kjellgren, Huard), 2:43
Penalties: Stillwell Alm (kneeing), 9:11; Labrosse Alm (interference), 12:15; Whitehair Alm (hooking), 14:24; Whitehead Alm (slashing), 15:08.
Second Period
2. Almaguin, Sbop (Labrosse, Austin), 1:27
3. Almaguin, Sbop (Austin), 4:51
4. Almaguin, Whitehead (Hannaford, Kjellgren), 8:07
5. Almaguin, Labrosse (Morton, Hannaford), 10:56 pp
6. Almaguin, Austin (Lundstrom, Morton), 12:48 pp
7. Almaguin, Hannaford (Mamajs), 18:52
Penalties: Mamajs Alm (high sticking), 0:28; Bogenrieder Ferg (tripping), 0:59; Labrosse Alm (holding), 2:02; Zatylny Ferg (high sticking), 10:11; Lewis Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:32; Wall Ferg (too many men), 14:55; Oldreive Ferg (slashing), 16:01.
Third Period
8. Almaguin, Thorsen (Mamajs, Haley), 8:11
9. Almaguin, Labrosse (Lundstrom), 9:55 pp
10. Almaguin, Sbop (unassisted), 18:57
Penalties: Lundstrom Alm (roughing), 1:06; Maguire Ferg (interference), 8:43; Lundstrom Alm (cross checking), 12:11.
Shots on Goal
Almaguin     19-18-14–51
Fergus              8-3-10–21
Goalies: Emerson (21 shots-21 saves), Almaguin; Oldrieve (51 shots-41 saves), Fergus.
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