FERGUS – After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Fergus Junior ‘C’ Thistles Lacrosse Team had a fantastic season.
They finished first in the Western Conference regular season with 16 wins and two losses. That record gave them a bye in the first round of playoffs.
The Thistles faced the Brantford Warriors in the second round, sweeping the Warriors in three games.
Unfortunately, they fell short in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Orangeville Northmen, with two of the games going into overtime.
The team offered special thanks to helmet sponsor Poly-Corp Ltd. and jersey sponsor Fergus Legion Branch 275.
“The young men playing were honoured to represent your organizations and wore your logos with pride,” team officials stated.
They added the season wouldn’t have been possible without game-day sponsors CW Sports, Autism Behavioural Services, Thoume Construction Ltd., Rona, James Coffey – Arthur Royal LePage Realty Sales Representative, Coffey Property Management, Mohawks Alumni, Dixon Home Hardware and player-of-the-game sponsor Booster Juice (Fergus).
“We hope you feel that we represented your organizations with the dignity and class they each deserve,” officials state.
The team also thanked the local community for attending games and supporting the team throughout the season.
The final game saw over 700 fans in attendance.
“To say the atmosphere in the sportsplex was electrifying would be an understatement,” team officials state.
With only two veterans aging out this season the team looks forward to returning next year with another Meredith Cup contending team.