Thistles drop Oakville to stop losing skid

OAKVILLE – Five goals in the second period helped the Fergus Thistles snap out of their two-game losing funk in the Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Saturday night as they downed the Oakville Buzz 11-4 at the Joshua’s Creek arena.

The Thistles led 3-1 at the end of the first period and they extended that lead to 8-4 by the end of the second.

Trent Spear struck for three goals for the Thistles and Nick Aitchison, Logan Cameron and Zach Cameron each had two and Adam Lantz and McCaiden Dixon added one apiece. Justin Beaulieu assisted on four of the goals and Spear had three assists, Lantz and Logan Cameron had two each and Aitchison, Dixon and Zach Cameron had one each.

Josh Martino, James Gabura, Vincent Milantoni and Alex Kew scored a goal apiece for Oakville. Assists went to Graydon Power, Kew, Gabura and Adam Brown.

The Thistles outshot the Buzz 40-28, went 3-for-6 on their power play and held Oakville scoreless on nine power plays.

Noah Nixon made 24 saves for the win in net for the Thistles while Ryan Fitzgerald took the loss for Oakville. He made 16 saves.

The win evens Fergus’s record at 5-5-0 while Oakville falls to 3-4-1.

The Thistles are to play the Mimico Mountaineers (4-4-0) at the Mimico arena Sunday at 7 p.m.


Thistles 11 Buzz 4
First Period
1. Oakville, Martino (Kew) 6:51
2. Fergus, Aitchison (Beaulieu, Spear) 8:58 pp
3. Fergus, Lantz (Spear) 12:57
4. Fergus, L.Cameron (Lantz, Spear) 14:22
Penalties: White Ferg (cross checking), Deitweiler Ferg (high sticking), 6:51; Milantoni Oak (high sticking), 7:42; Garcia Oak (high sticking), 8:44; Doherty Oak (high sticking), Z.Cameron Ferg (interference), 13:19; Deitweiler Ferg (high sticking), 14:40; McLeod Ferg (slashing major), 17:32; Martino Oak (cross checking double minor), 18:06.
Second Period
5. Oakville, Gabura (Power) 1:09
6. Fergus, Dixon (unassisted) 2:12 sh
7. Oakville, Milantoni (Gabura, Brown) 5:12
8. Fergus, Spear (Lantz, Cameron) 5:37 pp
9. Fergus, Aitchison (unassisted) 6:24
10. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Aitchison, Beaulieu) 8:29
11. Oakville, Kew (unassisted) 11:23
12. Fergus, Spear (Beaulieu, L.Cameron) 15:52
Penalties: Doherty Oak (high sticking), 5:21; Deitweiler Ferg (holding), 9:13; Clark Oak (cross checking), Beaulieu Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:01; Stone Oak (slashing), 11:43.
Third Period
13. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Beaulieu) 5:10
14. Fergus, L.Cameron (Dixon) 12:27
15. Fergus, Spear (Z.Cameron) 16:48 pp
Penalties: Swanston Ferg (cross checking double minor), 8:11; Fabiano Oak (unsportsmanlike conduct bench minor), 14:07; Clark Oak (high sticking), MacDonald Oak (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:37; Garcia Oak (fighting major, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), Martino Oak (fighting major, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), McLeod Ferg (fighting major, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), Bachly Ferg (fighting major, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), 20:00.
Shots on Goal
Fergus       3-5-3–40
Oakville     1-3-0–28
Goalies: Nixon (W, 28 shots-24 saves), Fergus; Fitzgerald (L, 27 shots-16 saves), Mancini (13 shots-13 saves), Oakville.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 3-6; Oakville 0-9.
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