Dundas Real McCoys prep for new senior hockey campaign

mccoysDundas’s 10th Anniversary hockey club plans to add a seventh Major League Hockey championship to its mantel, and another trip to the Allan Cup Tournament for the Senior AAA championship of Canada at Fort McMurray, B.C., this coming April.

It all begins tonight (Tuesday) in Copps Coliseum as Dundas opens its 2009 Senior AAA training camp. Twenty-seven players, led by captain Mike Kennedy, are set to hit the Coliseum ice at 9:30 p.m.

The McCoys are off to a great start with the re-signing of former National Hockey Leaguers and 2008-09 Major League Hockey all-stars Ryan Christie and Nick Smith. Goalkeeper Brett Leggatt, the MLH’s leading goalkeeper last season, marks a great start in keeping the goals against down.

This season’s schedule has been released and Dundas season tickets are now available through the Com/Choice Realty office at 179 King Street West in Dundas.

Coaches of the Year Ken Mann and Ron Bernacci are back for another campaign. Mann has now guided the club to five league championships and looks to add to that number this season.

“The league is very tough and each night is a battle to get a point, which makes for great hockey and great fun on game nights,” said Mann. “It’s great to see the guys we have re-signed, and I know that we’ll add some depth and youth to the mix this season.”

“Our plan is to add a number of players over the next few weeks while we prepare for training camp. We will have a Red and White game on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the JL Grightmire Arena,” general manager Don Robertson.

“Dundas has had great success over the past nine years with a tremendous on and off the ice record. The championships are good, but it’s our on-going contribution to the community that we measure ourselves. The work our executive board puts in ensures that we continue in that vein,” added Robertson.

“A large number of our Board members have been with us since day one while others have joined along the way to augment our work, with theirs. The Teddy Bear Toss, the Spectator Summer Camp, and other areas we work in, are what makes us so proud of the we work we do within the community.

“This year, we are adding the United Way to the mix in an effort to help them continue the great work they do in our community.”