McCoys add goaltending insurance

mccoy-brantford733Goaltender Neil Clelland has been re-signed by the Dundas Real McCoys as the club’s third netminder for the Allan Cup Hockey playoff run.

“Because of the number games we have to play in a short period of time we opted to bring Neil back into the fold,” said club president and general manager, Don Robertson.

“He has played well for us when called upon, and depth is something that we need.”

Clelland, in his first year with the McCoys, will share the goaltending duties with Bryan Worosz and Jeff Maund. Earlier this season, the six-foot, two-inch goalie from Mississauga played seven games for Dundas, winning two and losing three. He is a product of the Orangeville Flyers of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League.

“Last year in the finals, we used three goalies and then went to game seven with only one. We can’t be in the same position again this year,” Robertson added.

“Our focus now has to be on being ready to play Whitby (Dunlops) in the opening round of the Allan Cup Hockey playoffs.

Dundas entered the final week with two games left to play. Tuesday night they are scheduled to play the Brantford Blast in the Brantford Civic Centre, and then finish the regular season schedule against the Dunlops Friday night (Feb. 15) in the JL Grightmire Arena at 7:45 p.m.

Last Friday night’s Allan Cup Hockey game at Brantford was postponed because of severe weather.