Thistles hit in overtime to edge Oakville

OAKVILLE – The Fergus Thistles scored twice in overtime to hand the Oakville Buzz an 11-9 setback in Ontario junior C lacrosse play Thursday night at Joshua’s Creek Arena.

The Thistles needed two goals in the final five and a half minutes of regulation time to force the overtime.

Fergus led 3-2 at the end of the first period before Oakville surged ahead 9-7 by the end of the second.

Jayden Bushy had a pair of goals for Fergus while Louie Ristov, Alex Bachly, Mitchell Bernier, Owen Ristov, Dean Sealy, Scott Stovel, Brett Harrison, Grae Fraser and Curtis Hall scored once each. Fraser assisted n three of the goals while Mitchell Daw, Adam Lantz and Sealy each had two assists and Bernier, Stovel and Harrison had one apiece.

Nathan Maracle had a hat trick for Oakville while Grayden Power, Alex Kew, Kevin Power, Jonny Thomson, James Gaburra and Thomas MacDonald added single goals. Kew was awarded two assists while Kevin Power, Tanner Fabiano, Gaburra, Ryan Churchill, Thomson, Matt Gorman and Amar Dhadda had one apiece.

The win was the third in as many league games for the Thistles while Oakville fell to 2-1-0.

The Thistles are to play the Peterborough Lakers at Peterborough Saturday at 7 p.m.


Thistles 11 Buzz 9 (OT)
First Period
1. Fergus, L.Ristov (unassisted) 7:59
2. Oakville, G.Power (K.Power) 11:14
3. Fergus, Bachly (Fraser) 12:45
4. Oakville, Maracle (Fabiano) 14:42
5. Fergus, Bernier (Daw, Fraser) 16:39
Penalty: Hackl Oak (slashing), 17:33.
Second Period
6. Oakville, Maracle (Kew) 0:25
7. Oakville, Maracle (Gaburra) 1:44
8. Oakville, Kew (Churchill) 4:45
9. Fergus, JBushy (unassisted) 6:58
10. Fergus, O.Ristov (Bernier, Stovel) 8:13
11. Oakville, K.Power (Thomson, Gorman) 8:42
12. Fergus, Sealy (Fraser) 10:24
13. Oakville, Thomson (Kew, Dhadda) 15:08
14. Oakville, Gaburra (unassisted) 15:08
15. Fergus, Stovel (Harrison, Lantz) 17:08
16. Oakville, MacDonald (unassisted) 17:57
Penalties: Martino Oak (holding), 4:15; Casey Ferg (roughing), 12:42.
Third Period
17. Fergus, Harrison (Daw) 14:36
18. Fergus, Fraser (Sealy, Lantz) 18:04
Penalty: Brown Oak (too many men bench minor), 4:28.
19. Fergus, Bushy (Sealy) 5:36
20. Fergus, Hall (unassisted) 9:54
Penalties: No penalties.
Shots on Goal
Not recorded
Goalies: Wilson (W), Elora; Mason (L), Oakville.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 0-3; Oakville 0-1.


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