Thistles suffer second setback in overtime
FERGUS – The Fergus Thistles are developing a dislike for overtime in the Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League.
The Thistles dropped their second overtime contest of the season Thursday night at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex when they were handed a 10-7 setback by the Wilmot Wild.
Wilmot forced the extra 10-minute period when it scored with 44 seconds to go in regulation time and goaltender Caleb Martin on the bench in favour of an extra attacker.
The Wild led 2-1 at the end of the first period before the Thistles surged ahead 4-3 by the end of the second. The teams were deadlocked 7-7 at the end of the third.
Trenton Hitchcock connected for a pair of goals for the Thistles while single markers were added by Carter Hyndman, Sam MacDonald, Adam Lantz, Jacob Hayne and Brodie Schafer. Scott Stovel, Alec Beaurogard and MacDonald each had two assists and Jeremy Goodwin, Schafer, Lantz, Hyndman, Jacob Ristov and Jake Bauman each had one.
Tyler Nagy had a hat trick for Wilmot while Derek Jensen and Jaxon Martin scored twice each. Single goals were netted by Ethan Warden, Hunter Schmitt and Matt Wyman. Hayden Berger collected three assists while Evan Girdler, Warden, Tyler Townsend and Jensen each had two and Blake Wideman, Braydon Hahn, Ryan Buller and Martin had one each.
The Thistles outshot Wilmot 48-47 and went 1-for-3 on their power play while the Wild went 3-for-11.
Caleb Martin had 41 saves in net for Wilmot while Xavier DeMichele had 37 for Fergus.
Wilmot leads the West Division at 5-1-0 while Fergus (3-2-0) and the Brantford Warriors (3-0-0) are tied for second. The Thistles’ other loss was a 10-9 defeat to Brantford in their season opener April 27.
The Thistles are to host Brantford again Tuesday at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Game time is 8 p.m.
Wild 10 Thistles 7 (OT)
1. Fergus, Trenton Hitchcock (Jeremy Goodwin) 6:24
2. Wilmot, Ethan Warden (Evan Girdler, Blake Wideman) 14:47 pp
3. Wilmot, Hunter Schmitt (Braydon Hahn, Ryan Buller) 16:55 sh
Penalties: Jaxon Martin Wil (roughing), 8:49; Jacob Ristov Ferg (delay of game), 13:40; Tyler Nagy Wil (slashing), 16:20.
4. Fergus, Carter Hyndman (Scott Stovel, Brodie Schafer) 5:19 pp
5. Fergus, Sam MacDonald (Scott Stovel, Alec Beaurogard) 14:19
6. Fergus, Trenton Hitchcock (Adam Lantz, Sam MacDonald) 14:48
7. Wilmot, Derek Jensen (unassisted) 14:58
Penalties: Kurtis Goodwin Ferg (roughing), Ryan Buller Wil (roughing, high sticking), 2:47; Eli McLeod Ferg (checking from behind major), 6:14; Colten Besse Wil (high sticking), 6:48; Hayden Brassard Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct bench minor), 7:00; Colten Besse Wil (slashing), 9:20; Eli McLeod Ferg (checking from behind game misconduct), 11:14; Adam Lantz Ferg (holding), 11:26; Jacob Hayne Ferg (high sticking), 16:49; Matt Wyman Wil (slashing), 18:35.
8. Fergus, Adam Lantz (Carter Hyndman, Jacob Ristov) 6:54
9. Wilmot, Jaxon Martin (Hayden Berger, Ethan Warden) 9:32
10. Wilmot, Jaxon Martin (Tyler Townsend, Derek Jensen) 13:51 pp
11. Fergus, Jacob Hayne (Alec Beaurogard) 14:02
12. Wilmot, Derek Jensen (unassisted) 16:15
13. Fergus, Brodie Schafer (Jake Bauman, Sam MacDonald) 16:54
14. Wilmot, Tyler Nagy (Hayden Berger, Jaxon Martin) 19:16 ea
Penalties: Jacob Hayne Ferg (high sticking), 13:00; Alex Bachly Ferg (tripping), 17:47.
15. Wilmot, Matt Wyman (Tyler Townsend, Hayden Berger) 4:43 pp
16. Wilmot, Tyler Nagy (Evan Girdler, Ethan Warden) 5:25
17. Wilmot, Tyler Nagy (Derek Jensen) 9:33 en
Penalty: Ryan Biggs Ferg (illegal cross checking), 3:19.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Caleb Martin (W, 48 shots-41 saves), Wilmot; Xavier DeMichele (L, 46 shots-37 saves), Fergus.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Wilmot 3-11; Fergus 1-3
- Guelph Sports Journal