Loss drops McCoys into third place


It was a tough week for the Dundas Real McCoys in Major League Hockey.

Last Wednesday (Dec. 1) they dropped their first road game of the season, ending a five-game winning streak in the process. Two nights later at home, in another penalty filled game, they fell 8-5 to the Brantford Blast in the JL Grightmire Arena.

Dundas was granted nine powerplay opportunities, but was unable to find the back of the net. The Blast was not much better, missing on five extra man chances.

Last Friday, Chris Sebastian scored his third and fourth goals of the season for the Real McCoys with Chris McLean (2), TJ Sakaluk (9), and Brad Kenny (8) adding singles, but there was no stopping Brantford.

Even switching goaltenders Dan Turple and Bryan Worosz made no difference.

With the back-to-back losses, the McCoys now sit in third spot in the five-team league with five wins, five losses and an overtime loss for 11 points.

Sunday’s (December 12), Dundas Real McCoys game with the Orillia Tundra as part of an American Hockey League/Major League Hockey doubleheader in Copps Coliseum has been postponed until Sunday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in Dundas’ JL Grightmire Arena.

“This was something beyond our control. So now we have a layoff with two games in five weeks,” said General Manager Don Robertson.

The Robertson Cup champions have their annual December Food Drive well underway, and need your support to make it a genuine success.

The McCoys have been collecting and will be delivering 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 marks 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 also make his annual visit to the Grightmire that night.