Unbeaten Real McCoys ground Clippers

Sparked by ageless Mark Jooris’s five assists and Mike Kennedy’s three goals, the Dundas Real McCoys stretched their win streak to three games, thrashing the Baltimore Clippers 8-2.

The Friday (Oct. 24) game left the Real McCoys undefeated and in third place in the early going of the senior Major League Hockey. McCoys have six points but sit one point of out second and two points out of first with three games in hand.

Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 31) they welcome the league leaders, Whitby Dunlops, to the J.L. Grightmire Arena for a 7.45 p.m.

The game also marked the debut of former American Hockey League netminder Mike Minard, who played for the Hamilton Bulldogs. In addition to Kennedy’s trio of goals, Ryan Christie, with two, Justin Davis, Josh Schrum, and Darrell Simich provided offensive support.

In recording their third win, the Real McCoys were up against a new entry into the league. Dundas made its introduction quick, scoring a power play goal early Kennedy. Baltimore replied with its own power play goal minutes later.

Dundas showed more of its offensive muscle by recapturing the lead just seconds later with a shorthanded tally from
Kennedy for his second goal. Dundas continued to dominate the Clippers. Shrum and Christie added goals to make the score 4-1 at the end of the first period.

The Real McCoys carried their dominance into the second frame, out-playing and out-hitting the Clippers. This was a night the Baltimore squad could not buy a break. Goalie Stephan Horn misplayed the puck and gave up a gift goal by Davis. Christie also scored his second of the night.

Dundas completed its scoring in the third frame when Kennedy and Simich counted.