Thistles turn on power in third for victory

FERGUS — The Fergus Thistles struck for three power-play goals in the third period as they handed the Mimico Mountaineers a 10-7 setback in Ontario junior C lacrosse league play Sunday night at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

The Thistles led 4-1 at the end of the first period and 6-5 after the second.

The hosts went 4-for-11 on their power play while Mimico went 2-for-10. Fergus outshot Mimico 44-42.

Nick Aitchison, Logan Cameron, McCaiden Dixon and Brett Harrison each had two goals for the Thistles while Kyle Deitweiler and J.J. Swanston also scored. Cameron assisted on four of the goals while Trent Spear, Justin Beaulieu, Harrison, Adam Lantz, goalie Tyson Reeves and Jacob Hayne each had two assists and Dixon and Aitchison had one apiece.

Riley Robinson had a hat trick for Mimico while single goals were added by Joel Escote, Tyler Hurshman, Christian Cliff and Ryan Bisser. Bradley Hutchcraft and Bisser each collected three assists while Owen Quick had two and Hurshman, Escote, goalie Reilly O’Callaghan, Will Jarzabek and Robinson had one apiece.

Reeves grabbed the win in net for Fergus with 35 saves while O’Callaghan had 34 saves for Mimico.

The result leaves Fergus at 3-2-0 and Mimico at 3-3-0.

The game was the second of four consecutive home games for the Thistles. They’re to host the Brantford Warriors (1-2-0) Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.


Thistles 10 Mountaineers 7
First Period
1. Fergus, Aitchison (Spear, Beaulieu) 3:03
2. Fergus, Cameron (Harrison, Lantz) 6:44 pp
3. Mimico, Escote (Hutchcraft, Bisser) 12:07 pp
4. Fergus, Dixon (Reeves) 13:11
5. Fergus, Deitweiler (Hayne) 17:44
Penalties: Hayne Ferg (high sticking), 3:09; Escote Mim (slashing), 5:09; Hurshman Mim (holding), 11:26; Dixon Ferg (roughing), Beaulieu Ferg (high sticking major), 11:56; Swanston Ferg (high sticking), Walton Mim (slashing), 14:18; Aitchison Ferg (holding), 15:24; Hurshman Mim (unsportsmanlike conduct), 16:47; Roberts Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:45.
Second Period
6. Mimico, Hurshman (Bisser, Hutchcraft) 3:10
7. Fergus, Dixon (Spear, Cameron) 3:44
8. Mimico, Robinson (Hurshman, Quick) 4:53 pp
9. Fergus, Aitchison (Dixon, Reeves) 15:15
10. Mimico, Robinson (Escote, O’Callaghan) 16:39
11. Mimico, Cliff (Jarzabek) 17:31
Penalties: Beaulieu Ferg (roughing), 4:41; Hurshman Mim (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:53; Roberts Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), Bisser Mim (unsportsmanlike conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct), 8:46; Stevenson Ferg (high sticking), Aitchison Ferg (delay of game), 10:36.
Third Period
12. Fergus, Swanston (Cameron, Aitchison) 2:52
13. Fergus, Harrison (Cameron, Lantz) 6:17 pp
14. Mimico, Bisser (Quick, Robinson) 6:56
15. Fergus, Harrison (Cameron, Hayne) 13:30 pp
16. Fergus, Cameron (Beaulieu, Harrison) 17:50 pp
17. Mimico, Robinson (Bisser, Hutchcraft) 19:55
Penalties: Beaulieu Ferg (high sticking), Hurshman Mim (high sticking), 1:28; Casellas Mim (Interference), 4:24; Spear Ferg (slashing), 5:29; Hutchcraft Mim (holding), 6:04; De Guzman Mim (cross checking), 8:05; Litt Ferg (roughing), Walton Mim (high sticking), 11:59; Spear Ferg (roughing), Jarzabek Mim (roughing), 12:16; Kucan Mim (high sticking), 12:41; Litt Ferg (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Walton Mim (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 13:59; Spear Ferg (slashing), Bisser Mim (slashing), 17:12; Hutchcraft Mim (high sticking), 17:38; Swanston Ferg (unsportsmanlike conduct), Cormier Mim (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:21; Beaulieu Ferg (high sticking), 19:44.
Shots on Goal
Mimico     15-17-10–42
Fergus     15-13-16–44
Goalies: O’Callaghan (L, 44 shots-34 saves), Mimico; Reeves (W, 42 shots-35 saves), Fergus.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mimico 2-10; Fergus 4-11.
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