For the second straight game the Wild could not pull out a full 60 minute effort and despite winning 2 of the 3 periods, the middle frame proved too costly for the boys on the road.
The Wild got up first on the Thistles but the weeds answered back. They exchanged another goal each before the Wild put a topper on the period to take a 3-2 lead to the dressing room. First period goals scored by Tyler Verutis, Luke Finoro and Matthew Wyman.
This second period was one that the Wild offence will not soon forget as they could not bulge the back of the net and the Wild defence could not stifle the Fergus attack. The Wild allowed the home team 5 straight unanswered goals and the Thistles lead 7-3 after two periods. Wild goal scorers...oh ya...none.
The Wild showed some life in the third period getting the first two goals of the period to cut the lead to 7-5. The Thistles answered with one of their own and the Wild chimed in with another to make it 8-6. Last minute heroics, a time out and a pulled goalie would not help the Wild as the home squad was able to snuff out any offensive threat by the boys in blue. Make your final 8-6. Third period tallies by Finoro, Wyman and Kent Radbourne.
A big thanks to our call ups who helped the Wild fill some holes. You guys did great and we look forward to having you return to the club in the weeks to come. Thanks to Evan Girdler and Ethan Bast for stepping up to answer the call for duty. Very much appreciated.
The Wild are back in action tomorrow when the Mimico Mountaineers come to town for a 3pm start. The Wild are looking to bounce back in a big way.