Thistles ousted from junior C lacrosse playoffs
BADEN – The Fergus Thistles saw their Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League season come to an end Sunday afternoon when they were dropped 8-3 by the Wilmot Wild at the Wilmot Recreation Centre.
The win gives Wilmot a three-game sweep of the best-of-five West Division semifinal.
Wilmot won the match with five goals in the first period while the teams scored three goals apiece after that. Wilmot was ahead 6-2 at the end of the second.
Brett Harrison, Kyle Deitweiler and Logan Cameron scored a goal apiece for Fergus while Zach Cameron had two assists and Justin Beaulieu and Harrison had one each.
Kent Radbourne connected for three goals and three assists for Wilmot while Hayden Berger had two goals and two assists. Matt Wyman, Sam Dramnitzke and Tyler Verutis also scored while Dramnitzke had three assists, Ethan Warden and Tyler Nagy had two each and Colten Besse had one.
The Wild outshot the Thistles 54-44 and went 3-for-8 on their power play while holding Fergus scoreless on four power plays.
Noah Nixon was charged for the loss in the Fergus net. He had 46 saves while Wilmot winning goalie Andrew Chenier had 41.
Wilmot advances to play the winner of the other West semifinal between the Brantford Warriors and the Six Nations Warriors in the division final.
Wild 8 Thistles 3
1. Wilmot, Berger (Dramnitzke, Radbourne) 2:56
2. Wilmot, Wyman (Radbourne, Nagy) 6:11
3. Wilmot, Berger (unassisted) 7:15
4. Wilmot, Dramnitzke (Radbourne, Besse) 15:32 pp
5. Wilmot, Radbourne (Dramnitzke) 18:29 pp
Penalties: McLeod Ferg (high sticking), 14:22; Wyman Wilm (slashing), 14:38; Ristov Ferg (checking from behind double minor), 15:20.
6. Fergus, Deitweiler (unassisted) 2:24
7. Wilmot, Radbourne (Berger, Warden) 2:48
8. Fergus, Harrison (Beaulieu, Z.Cameron) 8:34
Penalties: Smart Wilm (illegal cross checking), 13:06; Hawthorne Wilm (holding), 16:05.
9. Wilmot, Verutis (Nagy, Dramnitzke) 4:44 pp
10. Wilmot, Radbourne (Berger, Warden) 12:28
11. Fergus, L.Cameron (Harrison, Z.Cameron) 17:34
Penalties: White Ferg (checking from behind double minor), 2:09; Weber Wilm (checking from behind double minor), 6:33; Ristov Ferg (illegal cross checking, fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 18:13.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Nixon (L, 54 shots-46 saves), Fergus; Chenier (W, 44 shots-41 saves), Wilmot.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 0-4; Wilmot 3-8.
- Guelph Sports Journal