Dundas gaining ground on first place Whitby


Steve Hurst (27) of the Real McCoys puts Kyle Ventura’s nose to the grindstone as Dan Pitre (10) prepares to finish the play during last Friday night’s 5-3 Dundas victory over the visiting Whitby Dunlops. (Photo:  Karen Robillard)

Steve Hurst (27) of the Real McCoys puts Kyle Ventura’s nose to the grindstone as Dan Pitre (10) prepares to finish the play during last Friday night’s 5-3 Dundas victory over the visiting Whitby Dunlops. (Photo: Karen Robillard)

Dundas Real McCoys had a most successful weekend in Major League Hockey, winning on consecutive nights to run their winning streak to five games.

The McCoys played host to the league-leading Whitby Dunlops last Friday night in the JL Grightmire Arena, handing them just their third loss of the season a 5-3 decision.  Dundas was not finished there.  They travelled to Orillia/Coldwater the following night and edged the struggling Tundras 4-3.

McCoys are back in action Saturday (November 21) afternoon in Whitby to take on the Dunlops in Whitby’s Iroquois Park Arena Complex.

Dundas currently has the best goals against average and is the league’s least penalized team.  Their well-disciplined defensive strategy has the McCoys two points behind the first place Dunnies with five wins and one loss in six games.

The McCoys came out of the gate flat last Friday against the Dunlops.  Whitby potted two quick special teams’ goals early in the first period.  Dundas quickly turned things around in the second period however, with their offensive potency was on display as Dan Pitre buried two for the McCoys to put them back in the game.

The third period was highlighted by Dundas goaltender Brett Leggat’s exceptional play.  Leggat kept his team in the game by making numerous outstanding saves.  The McCoys tenacity and dominant physical play however, was too much for Whitby to handle in the final period.  Nick Smith and David McNab both scored to give the McCoys the hard fought victory.

Riding that momentum into Saturday’s match, the Real McCoys looked to beat up a winless Tundras team.

Both Smith and Pitre carried their offensive hot-streaks over, combining for four points on the night.  Ryan Healy scored the game-winner halfway through the third period to give Dundas the road win.  Dundas received an outstanding performance in goal from Bryan Worosz, who made 41 saves to earn the games second star.