Sealey leads Thistles’ run to victory over Shamrox

FERGUS – A four-goal run for the Fergus Thistles in the first period proved to be the difference of the game as they defeated the Clarington Shamrox 9-5 in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Saturday at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

The Thistles led 4-1 at the end of the first period and 8-4 after the second.

Fergus won despite being outshot 59-36. They went 1-for-3 on their power play while Clarington went 2-for-10.

Owen Bratton picked up the win in the Fergus net as he made 54 saves.

Dean Sealey turned in an eight-point performance for the Thistles with five goals and three assists. His totals included a three-goal outburst in a span of two minutes and 42 seconds in the first period.

McCaiden Dixon had two goals for Fergus while Mitchell Daw and Mitchell Bernier had one apiece. Adam Lantz assisted on four of the goals while Daw had three assists, Bernier and Bratton two each and Austin Flaherty, Cole Danemman and Dixon one each.

Brent Lace had two goals for Clarington while Zach Lysyk, Jacob Kelly and Tyler Farquharson had one each.

The win lifts Fergus to 5-3-0 and ends a three-game losing streak while the loss drops Clarington to 5-2-0.

The Thistles are to host the Oakville Buzz (6-3-1) Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.


Thistles 9 Shamrox 5
First Period
1. Clarington, Lace (unassisted) 1:35
2. Fergus, Sealey (Flaherty, Bernier) 9:58
3. Fergus, Sealey (Lantz, Bernier) 10:43
4. Fergus, Sealey (Lantz, Daw) 12:40
5. Fergus, Dixon (Sealey, Bratton) 18:10
Penalties: Cook Ferg (roughing), McGregor Clar (roughing), 10:29; Dixon Ferg (boarding major), 13:02; Turner Clar (holding), 14:31; Cotton Ferg (high sticking), 19:24; Turner Clar (high sticking), 19:48.
Second Period
6. Clarington, Lace (Kelly, Turner) 0:26
7. Clarington, Lysyk (Holiday, McGregor) 0:43 pp
8. Fergus, Sealey (Lantz, Daw) 1:49
9. Fergus, Daw (Sealey, Bratton) 10:17 sh
10. Fergus, Bernier (Lantz, Sealey) 12:20
11. Clarington, Kelly (Farquharson, Laidler) 12:49
12. Fergus, Dixon (Danemman) 18:10 pp
Penalties: Carey Ferg (roughing major), 9:51; Lysyk Clar (tripping), 11:16; Dixon Ferg (checking from behind double minor), 13:56; Kzanoski Clar (holding), 17:17; Dixon Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:10.
Third Period
13. Fergus, Sealey (Daw, Dixon) 6:11
14. Clarington, Farquharson (unassisted) 15:24 pp
Penalties: Sealey Ferg (roughing), 6:11; McGregor Clar (unsportsmanlike conduct bench minor), 9:13; O.Ristov Ferg (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Kzanoski Clar (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 9:50; L.Ristov Ferg (high sticking), Carey Ferg (fighting major, fighting game misconduct, second major in game game misconduct), Holiday Clar (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 14:48.
Shots on Goal
Clarington     15-24-20–59
Fergus            15-10-11–36
Goalies: Underwood (L, 36 shots-27 saves), Clarington; Bratton (W, 59 shots-54 saves), Fergus.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Clarington 2-10; Fergus 1-3.


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