After a disappointing loss to Brantford last week, the Dundas Real McCoys rebounded at home to defeat the Blast 7-6 in Senior A hockey.
The Blast took a quick lead, scoring twice in the first three minutes of the game. But the McCoys bounced back with three straight goals by Nick Smith, Ryan Christie and Todd Harvey only to have their guests score the equalizer with less than 30 seconds on the clock to tie the game 3-3 after the first.
Harvey’s second counter of the night gave Dundas the lead early in the second period. But the lead quickly evaporated as the Blast scored three unanswered goals for a 6-4 lead . After the sixth Brantford goal, Sean Hall was replaced in net with Jason Radbourne. Fortunately for the McCoys, league scoring leader Mike Kennedy cut the lead to 6-5 at 17:19 mark.
Dundas emerged from the dressing room pumped up to start the final 20 minutes and scored two quick goals in the first four minutes for a 7-6 lead that would stand, despite being outshot 15-4 in the period. Harvey and Kennedy both had four point nights for Dundas.
“We had a full line-up and thought we played well”, stated associate head coach Ken Mann. “It’s the stretch run and we are hoping to be on a roll come playoff time. “
Associate coach and general manager Don Robertson added, “The big crowds have helped the guys perform well lately and they look forward to the support “
Dundas sits in second place, four points out of first with two games in hand. They have won six of their last seven games.
Dundas recently signed former Kitchener Ranger Memorial Cup champion goaltender Scott Dickie.
“We felt we needed an upgrade in goal for the last nine games. Scott has also played professionally in the American and United hockey leagues. We look forward to his start this Friday at home,” said Robertson.
The McCoys are home Friday night (Jan. 18) to the Petrolia Squires. Game time is 7:30 at the J.L. Grightmire Arena. The first place Brantford Blast return on Jan. 25.