Thistles rally in third to double Caledon

CALEDON – The Fergus Thistles scored six unanswered goals in the third period to rally for a 10-5 victory over the Caledon Bandits in Ontario Junior C lacrosse league play Wednesday night at the Mayfield Arena.

Caledon’s Andrew Rybka had scored all four goals of the second period to carry a 5-4 lead into the third after the Thistles had led 4-1 at the end of the first.

Nick Aitchison, Scott Stovel and Brodie Schafer each scored twice for the Thistles while single goals were netted by J.J. Swanston, Cameron Angst, Ryan Biggs and McCaiden Dixon. Adam Lantz and Schafer each had three assists and Stovel and Swanston had two each and Dixon and Alec Beaurogard had one apiece.

Jarett Petrie scored the Caledon goal that wasn’t scored by Rybka in the second and Petrie also had two assists. Derek Humphrey, Ryan Radisa, Chris Hunter, Matthew Motomura and Cole Goodwin each had one assist.

Shots on goal were not recorded.

Xavier DeMichele picked up the win in the Fergus net while Trevor Wilson was tagged with the loss for Caledon.

The Thistles went 3-for-12 on their power play while Caledon was 2-for-8.

The win was the second in a row for the Thistles and leaves Fergus at 2-1-0 while Caledon falls to 1-2-0.

The Thistles are to play the Barrie Bombers (1-0-0) at Barrie Saturday night.


Thistles 10 Bandits 5
Fergus     4-0-6–10
Caledon     1-4-0–5
First Period
1. Fergus, J.J. Swanston (Adam Lantz, Scott Stovel), 5:31 pp
2. Fergus, Nick Aitchison (J.J. Swanston), 7:34 sh
3. Caledon, Jarett Petrie (Derek Humphrey), 7:57 pp
4. Fergus, Scott Stovel (Brodie Schafer), 15:05
5. Fergus, Cameron Angst (Adam Lantz, Brodie Schafer), 19:57
Penalties: Lucas Correia Cal (tripping), 3:37; Cameron Angst Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:15; Jordan McArthur Cal (illegal cross checking), 12:59.
Second Period
6. Caledon, Andrew Rybka (Ryan Radisa, Jarett Petrie), 14:10
7. Caledon, Andrew Rybka (Jarett Petrie), 15:13 pp
8. Caledon, Andrew Rybka (Chris Hunter, Matthew Motomura), 18:38
9. Caledon, Andrew Rybka (Cole Goodwin), 19:29
Penalties: Bryce Thompson Cal (checking from behind double minor), 0:22; Matthew Motomura Cal (high sticking), 2:24; Jake Bauman Ferg (illegal cross checking), 4:07; Chris Hunter Cal (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:54; Kurtis Goodwin Ferg (interference), 13:39; Ryan Litt Ferg (interference), 14:53.
Third Period
10. Fergus, Brodie Schafer (J.J. Swanston), 2:37
11. Fergus, Scott Stovel (unassisted), 9:00
12. Fergus, Nick Aitchison (McCaiden Dixon, Brodie Schafer), 9:16
13. Fergus, Brodie Schafer (Adam Lantz), 10:31
14. Fergus, Ryan Biggs (Alec Beaurogard), 12:12 pp
15. Fergus, McCaiden Dixon (Scott Stovel), 13:32 pp
Penalties: Jeremy Goodwin Ferg (high sticking), 1:09; Derek Humphrey Cal (checking in the crease), 2:01; Jeremy Goodwin Ferg (high sticking), Alec Beaurogard Ferg (roughing), 3:09; Ben Bishop Cal (interference), 6:57; Scott Stovel Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), Lucas Correia Cal (roughing, major penalty, roughing game misconduct), 9:00; Jarett Petrie Cal (high sticking), 12:53; Matthew Motomura Cal (high sticking), 18:55; Jeremy Goodwin Ferg (high sticking), 19:41.
Shots on Goal
Not recorded
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 3-12; Caledon 2-8.


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