McCoys win two as roster deadline looms

165px-Dundas_Real_McCoysDundas Real McCoys ran their after winning streak to two games posting a 5-3 win over the Sunrise Toyota Tundras last Friday (Jan. 4) at Orillia. Previously, they had defeated the Whitby Dunlops 6-2 in the final Allan Cup Hockey action in the JL Grightmire Arena on Dec. 28.

“Orillia gave us all we could handle last Friday night, and I expect more of the same this Friday in Dundas,” said coach Ken Mann. “Everyone worked hard, which was what we needed because we are getting down to the crunch. It also means that we have to pick things up quite a bit.”

Wednesday night (Jan. 9) the McCoys are scheduled to play the Dunlops in Whitby’s Iroquois Sports Complex before returning home to play a return engagement with Orillia two nights later in the Grightmire Arena. Game time is 7:45 p.m.

“January 10th is the Ontario Hockey Association roster cut down date, so we will be addressing our roster needs, and adjust the lineup to see how to improve as we take a run at defending our Robertson Championship,” said general manager Don Robertson.

“We have a plan, but whether it works or not is another story. It’s not our first crack at it, so we’ll have to see how it goes.”

Brantford Blast leads the five-team league with 14 wins and one loss followed by Whitby with nine wins, three losses, an overtime loss and two shootout losses. Third place goes to the McCoys with nine wins and seven defeats.

At Orillia, Cam Watson picked up a goal and assist with Brad Jackson, Jeff White, Justin Davis, and Scott Charbonneau scoring once each with TJ Sakaluk and Scott Stafford drawing two assists apiece.

Recent addition Dan Torres picked up his second point in as many games since coming over from Whitby in the trade for David Volpe.

In the win over the Dunlops, three second-period Dundas goals were their undoing. Scott Mifsud scored twice with Scott Stafford, Mike Berry, Ryan Christie, and Brad Jackson adding the others for Dundas. Brett McConnachie and Steve Cornelissen replied for Whitby.