Thistles run away from short-staffed Halton Hills

ELORA – The Fergus Thistles struck for the first four goals of the game on their way to a 25-5 victory over the Halton Hills Bulldogs in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Friday night at the Elora and District Community Centre.

The Thistles led 6-2 at the end of the first period and 16-3 after the second.

Nick Aitchison connected for nine goals for the Thistles while Brett Harrison and Logan Cameron scored four apiece and Zach Cameron had a hat trick. Adding single goals were Trent Spear, Carson Stevenson, Adam Lantz, Louie Ristov and J.J. Swanston. Logan Cameron collected seven assists while Harrison had six, Lantz, Swanston, Stevenson and Kyle Deitweiler had four apiece, Spear and Zach Cameron had three each, Aitchison had two and Alex Bachly, Eli McLeod, Austin Roberts, Jacob Hayne and Jonah White had one each.

Cameron Shea had a hat trick for Halton Hills while Sean Caruso and Michael Pierog scored once each. Tyler Morris assisted on three of the goals while Caruso, Joshua Robinson and Shea each had one assist.

The Thistles outshot Halton Hills 64-20, but were scoreless on their two power plays while Halton Hills went 1-for-8 on its power play.

Tyson Reeves had 15 saves for the win in net for Fergus while Jordan Rowsell had 39 saves for Halton Hills.

The Bulldogs had 13 players suited up for the game including three call-ups.

The result lifts Fergus’s record to 8-5-1 while Halton Hills falls to 1-11-0.

The Thistles have two road games left on their regular-season schedule. They’re to play the Wilmot Wild (9-3-0) at the Wilmot arena Sunday at 3 p.m. and the Caledon Bandits (1-11-0) at the Mayfield arena Friday at 8 p.m.


Thistles 25 Bulldogs 5
First Period
1. Fergus, Harrison (Lantz, L.Cameron) 0:51
2. Fergus, L.Cameron (Swanston, Lantz) 3:58
3. Fergus, Spear (Aitchison, Stevenson) 5:40
4. Fergus, Aitchison (L.Cameron, Stevenson) 12:36
5. Halton Hills, Shea (Morris, Caruso) 13:03
6. Fergus, Harrison (Stevenson, Bachly) 13:34
7. Halton Hills, Shea (unassisted) 14:53
8. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Spear, McLeod) 15:36
Penalties: Morris HH (tripping), 6:07; Roberts Ferg (slashing), 7:45; Aitchison Ferg (high sticking), 9:53; Aitchison Ferg (too many men), 13:03; Holmes HH (holding), 16:17.
Second Period
9. Fergus, L.Cameron (Harrison, Roberts) 4:10
10. Fergus, Stevenson (Harrison, Hayne) 5:17
11. Fergus, Harrison (Lantz, Aitchison) 6:03
12. Fergus, Aitchison (Swanston) 6:52
13. Fergus, Lantz (L.Cameron, Deitweiler) 8:08
14. Fergus, Aitchison (Spear, L.Cameron) 9:21
15. Fergus, L.Cameron (Deitweiler) 9:28
16. Fergus, Aitchison (L.Cameron) 13:57 sh
17. Halton Hills, Caruso (Robinson, Morris) 16:04 pp
18. Fergus, Z.Cameron (L.Cameron, Stevenson) 18:29
19. Fergus, Aitchison (Z.Cameron, Swanston) 19:22
Penalties: White Ferg (tripping), 10:43; Bachly Ferg (checking from behind double minor), 13:01.
Third Period
20. Fergus, Aitchison (Z.Cameron, Harrison) 0:30
21. Halton Hills, Pierog (Shea, Morris) 3:58
22. Halton Hills, Shea (unassisted) 6:40
23. Fergus, Aitchison (Harrison, Deitweiler) 7:27
24. Fergus, Aitchison (Harrison, Z.Cameron) 9:20
25. Fergus, Z.Cameron (Lantz, White) 10:20
26. Fergus, Aitchison (Swanston, Spear) 12:29 sh
27. Fergus, Harrison (unassisted) 13:59
28. Fergus, L.Cameron (Deitweiler) 14:29
29. Fergus, Ristov (unassisted) 16:27
30. Fergus, Swanston (Harrison, L.Cameron) 18:01
Penalties: Deitweiler Ferg (high sticking), 11:04; Aitchison Ferg (slashing), 19:17.
Shots on Goal
Halton Hills     11-5-4–20
Fergus         23-21-20–64
Goalies: Rowsell (L, 64 shots-39 saves), Halton Hills; Reeves (W, 20 shots-15 saves), Halton Hills.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Halton Hills 1-8; Fergus 0-2.
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