Thistles stage a second-half runaway from Barrie

BARRIE – The Fergus Thistles broke a tie midway through their Ontario junior C lacrosse league match with the Barrie Bombers by scoring seven consecutive goals in a 14-9 victory Saturday night at the Holly Community Centre.

The Bombers led 3-2 at the end of the first period and the score was tied 6-6 after Ty Steele scored an unassisted power-play goal for Barrie at 10-11 of the second period.

J.J. Swanston tallied 50 seconds later to put Fergus ahead for good. The Thistles scored four of that seven-goal run in the second period to take a 10-6 lead into the third period of the chippy match.

The teams combined for 199 minutes in penalties on 42 infractions. Barrie was assessed 104 of the minutes. The Thistles went 3-for-8 on their power play while Barrie went 5-for-7.

Tyson Reeves was the winning netminder for Fergus while Wyatt King and Kalib Anglin-Ramm split time in net for Barrie. Anglin-Ramm took the loss.

Brodie Schafer and Adam Lantz each had hat tricks for the Thistles while J.J. Swanston and McCaiden Dixon scored twice each. Single goals were added by Cameron Angst, Carter Hyndman, Jake Bauman and Trenton Hitchcock while Hyndman had five assists, Lantz, Scott Stovel and Hitchcock had three apiece, Schafer and Bauman had two each and Jacob Hayne, Jacob Ristov and Ryan Litt each had one.

Bo Steele connected for four goals for Barrie while Carson Gandy had two and Cole Harrison, Ty Steele and Tye Burke each had one. Zack Phillips set up three of the goals while Harrison collected two assists and single assists were awarded to Bo Steele, Carson Dunec, Gandy, Jacob Booth, Josh McCreith, Anglin-Ramm, Ty Steele and Burke.

The win was the third in a row for the Thistles after they were edged in overtime by the Brantford Warriors in their season opener.

The game was the second of the season for Barrie and it evened their record at 1-1-0.

The Thistles are to host the Wilmot Wild (3-1-0) Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.


Thistles 14 Bombers 9
Fergus     2-8-4–14
Barrie         3-3-3–9
First Period
1. Fergus, Brodie Schafer (Adam Lantz) 8:52
2. Barrie, Carson Gandy (Cole Harrison, Tye Burke) 13:13
3. Barrie, Cole Harrison (Carson Gandy, Zack Phillips) 16:33 pp
4. Fergus, Cameron Angst (Scott Stovel, Brodie Schafer) 17:26
5. Barrie, Bo Steele (Zack Phillips) 19:29 pp
Penalties: Nick Aitchison Ferg (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Logan Flanagan Bar (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 5:41; J.J. Swanston Ferg (slashing), Dalton King Bar (slashing, high sticking), 9:37; Ryan Litt Ferg (holding stick), Zack Phillips Bar (holding), 12:03; Bench Ferg (too many men), 12:56; Jeremy Goodwin Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:23; McCaiden Dixon Ferg (interference), 17:41; Cameron Angst Ferg (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Tyler Rowe Bar (high sticking, fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Dalton King Bar (illegal cross checking, unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct, unsportsmanlike conduct game misconduct), 19:50.
Second Period
6. Fergus, Adam Lantz (Carter Hyndman, Trenton Hitchcock) 1:39
7. Fergus, Brodie Schafer (Scott Stovel, Trenton Hitchcock) 2:14
8. Barrie, Bo Steele (Cole Harrison, Josh McCreith) 3:29
9. Fergus, Carter Hyndman (Adam Lantz) 5:45 pp
10. Fergus, Adam Lantz (Jake Bauman, Carter Hyndman) 8:34
11. Barrie, Carson Gandy (Bo Steele, Zack Phillips) 8:52
12. Barrie, Ty Steele (unassisted) 10:11 pp
13. Fergus, J.J. Swanston (Jacob Ristov, Brodie Schafer) 11:01
14. Fergus, Trenton Hitchcock (Ryan Litt, Jake Bauman) 14:09
15. Fergus, Adam Lantz (Carter Hyndman, Trenton Hitchcock) 17:43 pp
16. Fergus, Jake Bauman (unassisted) 19:09
Penalties: Jake Bauman Ferg (holding), Cole Harrison Bar (roughing), 1:48; Carson Dunec Bar (high sticking), 5:45; Kurtis Goodwin Ferg (holding), 9:53; Ryan Litt Ferg (facemask), Zack Phillips Bar (facemask), 10:11; Zack Phillips Bar (unsportsmanlike conduct), Josh Coughlin Bar (high sticking), 15:56.
Third Period
17. Fergus, McCaiden Dixon (Jacob Hayne) 0:09
18. Fergus, Brodie Schafer (Scott Stovel, Carter Hyndman) 5:34 pp
19. Fergus, McCaiden Dixon (Adam Lantz) 7:06
20. Barrie, Tye Burke (unassisted) 9:06
21. Barrie, Bo Steele (Ty Steele, Jacob Booth) 10:03 pp
22. Barrie, Bo Steele (Carson Dunec, Kalib Anglin-Ramm) 12:27 pp
23. Fergus, J.J. Swanston (Carter Hyndman) 15:18
Penalties: J.J. Swanston Ferg (illegal cross checking), 0:53; David Rea Bar (roughing), 4:12; Ryan Litt Ferg (instigator major, fighting major, fighting game misconduct, instigator game misconduct), Jeremy Goodwin Ferg (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Zack Phillips Bar (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Cole Harrison Bar (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 9:26; Kurtis Goodwin Ferg (slashing), 13:19; Carson Dunec Bar (high sticking), 14:42.
Shots on Goal
Not reported
Goalies: Tyson Reeves (W), Fergus; Wyatt King (24:11), Kalib Anglin-Ramm (35:49, L), Barrie
Power Plays (goals-chances): Fergus 3-8; Barrie 5-7.


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