Backed by another outstanding performance by goalkeeper Dan Turple the Dundas Real McCoys were outshot 16-4 in the first period, but only gave up one goal to the Brantford Blast en route to 7-6 come from behind victory in the Brantford Community Centre last Friday.
The win vaulted the McCoys back into second place in the MLH and within three points of the league-leading Whitby Dunlops. Wednesday night (December 1) Dundas will do battle with the Dunlops in Whitby’s Iroquois Arena. Game time is 8 p.m.
Friday night (December 3), they return home for a rematch with the Blast in the JL Grightmire Arena. Game time is 7:45 p.m.
“We sure find different ways to win on the road, down 5-1 half way through the game we just kept working away. When the effort is there we can be hard to play against,” said Dundas General Manager Don Robertson.
“Everyone is looking forward to Friday’s game with Brantford in town. We’ll see if we can finally start winning some games at home.”
In the middle period, Brantford outscored the McCoys 4-3, but only outshot them by two (19-17). In the final frame, the shots were virtually even, but Dundas hammered away at Brantford netminder Ryan Dickie putting four shots past him for the win.
TJ Sakaluk, Shawn Shewchuk, and Mike Amodeo scored twice each with Matt Smith adding a single goal. Shewchuk and Amodeo drew an assist each. Scott Duncan and Jordan Skinner scored twice for Brantford. Bryan Hamm and Ryan Stephenson rounded out the scoring.
It is interesting to note there were seven powerplay opportunities for both teams…but no one scored.
The Robertson Cup champions will host Brantford in Hockeyville’s Grightmire Arena this Friday (December 3) and kickoff the club’s annual December Food Drive. The McCoys will collect and deliver donated foodstuffs to the local Salvation Army chapter. The Real McCoys request everyone to assist in this annual incentive to help local families over the Christmas Season.
“This is a time of year when we make a special effort to try and assist in the community as much as we can. We have events planned to do this, and we look forward to support from the community as we try to make a difference,” said Robertson
The month of December will also see the return of the McCoys annual Scotia Bank Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are invited to bring a stuffed toy to the rink, and throw it on the ice when the McCoys score their first goal of the game on Friday, December 17. That night the McCoys will take on the Norwood Vipers at 7:45 p.m. Santa Claus will make his annual visit to the Grightmire that night.