McCoys support Dundas quest for Hockeyville 2010, local food banks


Nick Smith (4) beats Norwood Vipers goalkeeper Ryan Aschaber for one of three goals he scored last Friday in a Dundas 7-3 victory.  (Photo: Mike Pearson)

Nick Smith (4) beats Norwood Vipers goalkeeper Ryan Aschaber for one of three goals he scored last Friday in a Dundas 7-3 victory. (Photo: Mike Pearson)

Dundas Real McCoys will be wearing new jerseys in support of Dundas becoming Kraft Hockeyville 2010 during their Major League Senior AAA Hockey game against Whitby Dunlops this Friday (Dec. 11) in the JL Grightmire Arena.

The Valley Town has a strong opportunity to win the contest, sponsored by Kraft and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which will provide close to $100,000 in up-grades for JL Grightmire Arena. As well, there will be a National Hockey League pre-season game played at the winning site.

Fans are encouraged to visit www.dundashockeyville.ca to share their hockey stories, or for more information.

Meanwhile, Nick Smith scored three times and Ryan Kuwabara added four points in the Real McCoys’ 7-3 victory over Norwood Vipers last Friday night at home.

“Smith enjoys offensive powers that few in our league possess,” said co-coach and general manager Don Robertson. “When firing on all cylinders, he’s capable of [scoring three goals] on any given night.”

Dundas led 3-1 after the first period with goals by Smith, JJ Martin, and Ryan Healy. Healy scored on a two-on-one break, after accepting a pass from teammate Dan Pitre. Norwood’s Mike Craigen replied on the powerplay to put the Vipers on the board.

The Vipers managed to tie the score in the second period with two goals on four shots. Vipers’ goalkeeper Ryan Aschaber stopped all 14 shots that he faced in that period.

The Real McCoys opened the scoring in the third period with a shorthanded goal by Smith, which proved to be the game winner. Dundas scored three more times in the period including a second shorthanded goal, this time by Mike Amodeo.

“We lead the league in shorthanded goals, and we’ve played the fewest games…We have a lot of skill and can capitalize on misfortunes,” added Robertson.

Dundas went 0-6 on the powerplay, but outshot Norwood 49-25.

Fans of the McCoys are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the next two Friday home games (Dec. 11 and 18). The Real McCoys are continuing to support the Grisdale Food Drive throughout December and request your support as well.

Friday, December 18 is Scotiabank Teddy Bear Toss Night. Fans are asked to bring stuffed Teddy Bears to the game and can toss them onto the ice. The toys will be collected and donated to under-privileged children during the Christmas holiday season.