McCoys offer high-powered offence, stingy goalie


Norwood Vipers goalie Ryan Aschaber makes a valiant attempt to stop this goal while Shawn Shewchuk (9) and Mike Kennedy (39) look on.  Dundas defeated the Vipers 10-1.  (Photo: Karen Robillard)

Norwood Vipers goalie Ryan Aschaber makes a valiant attempt to stop this goal while Shawn Shewchuk (9) and Mike Kennedy (39) look on. Dundas defeated the Vipers 10-1. (Photo: Karen Robillard)

Dundas Real McCoys continue to have success in 2010 with a 10-1 thrashing of the Norwood Vipers 10-1 last Friday night (Jan. 22) in Major League Hockey action at the JL Grightmire Arena.

The 10-goal outburst was the team’s highest this season in a game which saw nine players contribute markers, including two by Ryan Kuwabara. The victory was Dundas’ third consecutive win of the New Year. The Real McCoys could extend the streak on Friday (Jan. 23) when they face the Orillia Tundras. Game time is 7:45 p.m. and is the first of three consecutive games against the Tundras.

Dundas’ success cannot only be attributed solely to its high-powered offence, but to goaltender Bryan Worosz who leads the MLH with a 2.75 goals against average and a save percentage of .900. Worosz stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced last Friday, and was named the game’s first star.

Norwood’s Jody Fitzgerald scored the game’s first goal on a pass from teammate Mike Banks. The McCoys’ captain, Mike Kennedy, tied the game two minutes later with Shawn Shewchuk and Justin Davis assisting.

Following a slashing penalty to Dundas’ Steve Hurst, Kuwabara netted a shorthanded goal to give the Real McCoys a 2-1 lead. The club never looked back, scoring eight unanswered goals in the following two periods. Nick Smith set up the game-winner.

Also scoring for the Real McCoys were Jeremy Bloomfield, Ryan Christie, Rob DeCiantis, Davis, Nick Smith, Mike Amodeo and Shewchuk.

Norwood goalie, Ryan Aschaber was pulled after allowing three goals on six shots in the second period. Kevin Rainey, who did not fare any better in the Vipers net, replaced him in goal. Dundas connected for five goals in the final period. The Valley Town squad outshot their opponents, 34-26, in the game.