Dundas Real McCoys are riding a four-game winning streak and have taken their last five at home – a very different outcome of their home ice performance a year ago.
Those streaks, combined with Allan Cup Hockey League scoring performances of Cam Watson and Brad Kenny have elevated the McCoys to second place in the league, but they have not gone unnoticed by the rest of the loop.
Last Friday (Jan. 27) in Brantford, the Blast did everything in its power to slow down the McCoys, but still came out on the short end, 5-4, as Watson, the league’s scoring leader, potted the game-winner at 12:11 of the third period on a play set up by Scott Mifsud and Kenny.
Watson leads ACH scoring with 40 points (29-20) in 20 games, which is more than double his scoring output for all of last season. Kenny is tied for third with 40 points (13-27), and is slightly ahead of last season’s pace.
The two clubs were deadlocked at 2-2 as Brantford outshot the McCoys 17-13 in the first period. In the second, things did not get much better for Dundas in the shot department but the scoreboard told a different story: the Real McCoys were ahead 2-1 on the period and 4-3 on the night until the Blast tied the contest just 2:11 into the final frame on a goal by Ryan Healy.
Watson scored 10 minutes later as Dundas outshot the Blast 12-8 but overall Brantford had a 40-32 margin in shots on goal.
Also scoring for Dundas were Mike Amodeo, with two goals, and singles by Darryl Smith and Kenny. Amodeo had a three-point night. In addition to Healy’s three-point effort, the Blast got four-points from Chad Spur (two goals, two assists), and a final goal from Greg Bullock.