Meaford skates to win over Fergus Force

MEAFORD – The Meaford Knights struck for the first seven goals of the game on their way to an 11-2 victory over the Fergus Force in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League play Saturday night at the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre.

Meaford led 1-0 after the first period and 5-0 after the second.

Mathew Soules and Sean Caruso scored for the Force while Tyler Zatylny had an assist.

Tyler Strutz scored twice for Meaford while single goals were added by Skylar Robertson, Justin Pereira, Connor Long, Will Vernon, Alexander Naskov, Colton Langowski, Brandon Farrell, Niko Walsh and Daniels Leja. Robertson and Owen Tichbourne each had three assists while Strutz, Naskov and Walsh had two each and Langowski, David Hooper, Farrell, Callum Queenan, Jason Stone, Leja and Matthew Psaras each had one.

Meaford outshot Fergus 65-21.

Graeme Gemmill picked up the win for Meaford while Kody Kushniruk took the loss for Fergus.

The Force has lost all seven games its played in its inaugural season. However, Fergus has been awarded a win over fellow newcomer Wiarton Schooners withdrew from the league this week.

The Force is to host the South Muskoka Shield (5-6-0-2) Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.


Knights 11 Force 2
First Period
1. Meaford, Robertson (Strutz, Langowski) 6:21
Penalties: Tichbourne Mea (roughing), 7:52; Trivisonno Ferg (cross checking), 13:12; Walsh Mea (high sticking), Psaras Mea (bench minor), 13:27.
Second Period
2. Meaford, Pereira (Hooper) 5:41
3. Meaford, Strutz (Robertson, Naskov) 8:36
4. Meaford, Long (Farrell, Tichbourne) 9:07
5. Meaford, Vernon (Tichbourne, Walsh) 18:37
Penalties: Contreras Ferg (fighting), Vernon Mea (fighting), 11:14; Trivisonno Ferg (illegal equipment), 17:52; Ward Ferg (cross checking), 18:37.
Third Period
6. Meaford, Naskov (Strutz, Queenan) 9:37
7. Meaford, Langowski (Walsh, Stone) 10:46
8. Fergus, Soules (Zatylny) 12:49
9. Meaford, Strutz (Robertson, Naskov) 13:15
10. Meaford, Farrell (Tichbourne) 16:13
11. Fergus, Caruso (unassisted) 16:36
12. Meaford, Walsh (Leja) 16:47
13. Meaford, Leja (Psaras, Robertson) 18:07
Penalties: Langowski Mea (cross checking, unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:04; Maguire Ferg (elbowing), 5:47; Leja Mea (checking from behind), 7:15; Maguire Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 7:16.
Shots on Goal
Fergus                5-9-7–21
Meaford     20-23-22–65
Goalies: Kushkiruk (L, 65 shots-54 saves), Fergus; Gemmill (W, 21 shots-19 saves).
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