Fergus Thistles

Late goals give Thistles their sixth consecutive victory

ORANGEVILLE – The Fergus Thistles scored four times in the final six and a half minutes to rally to edge the Orangeville Northmen 10-8 in Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League play Saturday at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Complex.

Three goals in a span of a minute and 49 seconds earlier in the period had pushed the host Northmen to a two-goal lead.


Fergus Thistles 10 Orangeville Northmen 8

Fergus led 4-1 at the end of the first period and the score was tied 4-4 at the end of the second.

Jon-James Lavigne hit for a hat trick for the Thistles while Keegan Detweiler, Brock Reinhart and Curtis Dietrich each had two goals. Aiden McDougall scored the other goal while Carter Coffey collected three assists. Detweiler and J.J. Swanston each had two assists while single assists were awarded to Reinhart, McDougall and Brodie Rice.

Scott Clapham scored twice for Orangeville while single goals were added by Aidan Toogood, Josh Presley, Jake Dithurbide, Aiden Doig, Lyle MacNeil and Camden McGuire. Jack Fitzpatrick gathered two assists while Toogood, Presley, Dithurbide, Mac Rahn and Luke Downard had one apiece.

Shots on goal were not recorded.

The Thistles went 1-for-2 on their power play while the Northmen went 1-for-4.

Tyson Reeves picked up the win in net for Fergus while Andrew Wilson was tagged with the loss for Orangeville.

The win, their sixth in a row, pushes the Thistles to first place in the West Division at 13-2-0. Second-place Orangeville (12-2-0) has a game in hand on Fergus. If they end up tied, the calculators will have to come out to break the deadlock as they have each beaten the other by a 10-8 score.

The Thistles have three games left on their regular-season schedule. They’re to play the sixth-place Barrie Bombers (3-12-0) at Barrie’s Holly Community Centre Sunday at 2 p.m., host the Bombers at the Arthur arena Friday at 8 p.m. and play the fifth-place Six Nations Stealth (5-10-0) at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville June 26.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Late goals give Thistles their sixth consecutive victory

ORANGEVILLE – The Fergus Thistles scored four times in the final six and a half minutes to rally to edge the Orangeville Northmen 10-8 in Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League play Saturday at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Complex.

Three goals in a span of a minute and 49 seconds earlier in the period had pushed the host Northmen to a two-goal lead.


Fergus Thistles 10
Orangeville Northmen 8

Fergus led 4-1 at the end of the first period and the score was tied 4-4 at the end of the second.

Jon-James Lavigne hit for a hat trick for the Thistles while Keegan Detweiler, Brock Reinhart and Curtis Dietrich each had two goals. Aiden McDougall scored the other goal while Carter Coffey collected three assists. Detweiler and J.J. Swanston each had two assists while single assists were awarded to Reinhart, McDougall and Brodie Rice.

Scott Clapham scored twice for Orangeville while single goals were added by Aidan Toogood, Josh Presley, Jake Dithurbide, Aiden Doig, Lyle MacNeil and Camden McGuire. Jack Fitzpatrick gathered two assists while Toogood, Presley, Dithurbide, Mac Rahn and Luke Downard had one apiece.

Shots on goal were not recorded.

The Thistles went 1-for-2 on their power play while the Northmen went 1-for-4.

Tyson Reeves picked up the win in net for Fergus while Andrew Wilson was tagged with the loss for Orangeville.

The win, their sixth in a row, pushes the Thistles to first place in the West Division at 13-2-0. Second-place Orangeville (12-2-0) has a game in hand on Fergus. If they end up tied, the calculators will have to come out to break the deadlock as they have each beaten the other by a 10-8 score.

The Thistles have three games left on their regular-season schedule. They’re to play the sixth-place Barrie Bombers (3-12-0) at Barrie’s Holly Community Centre Sunday at 2 p.m., host the Bombers at the Arthur arena Friday at 8 p.m. and play the fifth-place Six Nations Stealth (5-10-0) at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville June 26.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal