Ex-Red Wing is the Real McCoy

165px-Dundas_Real_McCoysThe pressure is on.

With the Brantford Blast returning to Major League Hockey, Dundas Real McCoys’ general manager Don Robertson has set to prove which club is the best in senior A play.

That game plan was set in place with the recent signing of goalkeeper Dan Turple and continued Tuesday (Sept. 21) with the announced signing of former Hamilton Red Wings and National Collegiate Athletic Association star Ricky Walton.

“Ricky’s a proven commodity. His speed and youth will be a welcome addition to the club this fall as we continue our blend of youth and veteran players. We look forward to adding his skill level to our roster and we can only see ourselves getting better,” said Robertson.

Walton is a five-eight, 185-pound forward with a powerful left-handed drive when he releases the puck. The 27-year-old Hamilton native played in 48 games for the Red Wings in the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League in 2003-04. He collected 92 points that season, scoring 31 goals and assisting on 61 other scoring plays.

In four seasons with Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers, he scored 23 goals and set up 33 in 115 NCAA regular season games.