Outburst by Thistles helps in win over Caledon

FERGUS – A string of seven consecutive goals helped the Fergus Thistles drop the Caledon Bandits 14-6 in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Friday night at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

The scoring streak started just past the 11-minute mark of the first period and turned a 2-1 deficit into an 8-2 lead.

Fergus was up 3-2 at the end of the first period and 10-4 after the second.

Scott Stovel led the Thistles with five goals and three assists while McCaiden Dixon netted a hat trick and Dean Sealey had a goal and four assists. Also scoring were Mitchell Bernier, Bo Columbus, Cole Danemman, Austin Flaherty and Curtis Hall. Adam Lantz and Bernier each had three assists while Columbus, Mitchell Daw and Owen Ristov had two each and Jayden Bushy, Wyatt Carey, Dixon, Austin Hoegy and Trayvon Williamson had one apiece.

Jonathan Ferguson had two goals and an assist for Caledon while Darcy Tainsh also scored twice and Paton Dorval and Spencer Wood scored once each. Brandon Marion and Jordan McAtthur each had one assist.

Fergus outshot Caledon 57-37 and each team went 1-for-8 on the power play.

Owen Bratton was the winning goaltender for Fergus while Jeremy Outopoulos took the loss for Caledon.

Fergus is 9-3-0 on the season, tied for second in the West Division while Caledon trails at 0-13-0.

The Devils are to play the Mimico Mountaineers (6-7-1) at Mimico Sunday at 2 p.m.


Thistles 14 Bandits 6
First Period
1. Caledon, Wood (unassisted) 4:01
2. Fergus, Danemman (Lantz) 6:32
3. Caledon, Dorval (unassisted) 10:18
4. Fergus, Bernier (Daw, Stovel) 11:16
5. Fergus, Stovel (Bernier, Sealey) 18:35 pp
Penalties: Columbus Ferg (illegal cross checking), 11:56; Ferguson Cal (delay of game), 18:01; O.Ristov Ferg (slashing), 19:02; Hoegy Ferg (roughing), Wood Cal (roughing), 19:59.
Second Period
6. Fergus, Dixon (Stovel, Carey) 1:55
7. Fergus, Stovel (Hoegy, O.Ristov) 2:08
8. Fergus, Sealey (Dixon, O.Ristov) 3:43
9. Fergus, Hall (unassisted) 4:13
10. Fergus, Dixon (Lantz) 6:09
11. Caledon, Ferguson (McAtthur) 6:22
12. Caledon, Tainsh (Ferguson) 8:04
13. Fergus, Stovel (Sealey, Columbus) 8:42
14. Fergus, Stovel (Bernier, Sealey) 15:23
Penalties: MacIssac Cal (high sticking), 9:57; Sant Cal (checking from behind double minor), 11:15; L.Ristov Ferg (high sticking), Carey Ferg (third man in game misconduct), MacIssac Cal (roughing), 13:04; Bishop Cal (high sticking), 16:49; O.Ristov Ferg (illegal cross checking), 18:41; Williamson Ferg (high sticking), Bishop Cal (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:25.
Third Period
15. Fergus, Stovel (Bernier, Lantz) 5:20
16. Caledon, Tainsh (unassisted) 7:56 pp
17. Fergus, Columbus (Bushy, Stovel) 8:32
18. Fergus, Flaherty (Sealey, Daw) 14:47
19. Caledon, Ferguson (Marion) 18:21
20. Fergus, Dixon (Columbus, Williamson) 18:59
Penalties: O.Ristov Ferg (illegal cross checking), 0:41; O.Ristov Ferg (roughing), 6:39; DiMartino Cal (high sticking double minor), 8:54; Sealey Ferg (high sticking), 9:24; L.Ristov Ferg (checking from behind double minor), 10:27; Hoegy Ferg (slashing), Tainsh Cal (unsportsmanlike conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct), 15:59; Ferguson Cal (slashing), 16:14.
Shots on Goal
Caledon        13-8-16–37
Fergus        12-28-17–57
Goalies: Outopoulos (L, 57 shots-43 saves), Caledon; Bratton (W, 37 shots-31 saves), Fergus.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Caledon 1-8; Fergus 1-8.


Guelph Sports Journal