Dundas, Orillia to play for “Mac Kids” at Copps Coliseum


Rob DeCiantis glides past the Whitby net as his shot eludes Anthony Marshall.  Dundas Real McCoys edged the Dunlops 7-6 in last Friday’s shootout victory.  (Photo: Mike Pearson)

Rob DeCiantis glides past the Whitby net as his shot eludes Anthony Marshall. Dundas Real McCoys edged the Dunlops 7-6 in last Friday’s shootout victory. (Photo: Mike Pearson)

Dundas Real McCoys with back-to-back wins over the Whitby Dunlops and a seven-point scoring outburst by Rob DeCiantis over the weekend solidified their hold on first place in Major League hockey with two games to go.

Last Friday night DeCiantis was the hero in overtime as he whistled the puck between the knees of Whitby goalie Anthony Marshall in the shootout for a 7-6 victory. The following night in Whitby’s Iroquois Arena, the McCoys with 12 skaters downed the Dunnies 9-5 even though their hosts 50-31 outshot them.

Dundas has taken all three games between the two clubs in January and evened the season series at four wins apiece. Five of McCoys are in the top 10 in the MLH scoring race with Nick Smith leading the way after last weekend with 17 goals and 25 assists for 42 points

Friday kicks off a busy final weekend for the Real McCoys as they play host to the Orillia Tundras at 7:45 p.m. in the JL Grightmire Memorial Arena at Dundas, and follow it up with a re-match with the Tundra at 2 p.m. in Copps Coliseum.

That afternoon Dundas in partnership with HECFI, the Orillia Sunrise Toyota Tundras and Scotiabank will play for “Mac Kids” at 2 p.m. in Copps. The event is part of a MLH/AHL doubleheader featuring the McCoys at 2 p.m. followed by the Hamilton Bulldogs in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

“One great ticket and one great cause,” said Dundas President and General Manager Doin Robertson.

“The McCoys are joining forces again to give back to the community, this time with some significant partners in HECFI, the Orillia Tundras, and Scotiabank. Our biggest goal this time is donate up to $5 per ticket to Mac Kids.

Buy a ticket to the Dundas-Orillia game and redeem it at the Copps box office afterward for a ticket to the Bulldogs “Pink in the Rink” game at 7 p.m. Great hockey and a Great cause as we use our final regular season game to prepare to defend our Robertson Cup Ontario Hockey Association Senior AAA title.

“We are excited about playing in Copps for a great charity and to allow our fans and the new ones see us play downtown. This should be a great day for a wonderful cause,“ added Robertson.

Tickets can be purchased at Copps Box Office for $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and kids under 10 years of age for $5.

The MLH playoffs for Dundas will begin Friday, February 19 in the Grightmire Arena.

Last Friday night, DiCiantis scored three times including the winner for four goals and three assists on the weekend. Nick Smith, Shawn Shewchuk, Justin Davis, and Ryan Christie added single goals. The following night at Whitby, Ryan Healy scored three times with Christie scoring twice and setting up two more for three goals and three assists on the weekend. Shewchuk, Dan Pitre, and Jeremy Bloomfield had the other goals.