Watson puts Real McCoys into first


165px-Dundas_Real_McCoysCam Watson scored twice including the game-winner on a powerplay as the host Dundas Real McCoys edged the Brantford Blast, 3-2, in Allan Cup Hockey before a near capacity crowd Friday night (Jan. 24) in the JL Grightmire Arena.

With so much at stake in the battle for top spot in ACH, it was unfortunate that half of the foursome of game officials arrived just in time for the scheduled start of the game. Adding insult to injury for the fans, it appeared that referees Pete Kostyk and Ben Wilson tried to make a name for themselves on a number of the calls. In the end, the players prevailed, and Dundas moved into first place by virtue of its game in hand on the Blast. Both teams have 25 points.

Matt Smith had the other Dundas goal while Scott Mifsud set up two of the McCoys’ counters.

Andrew Lockner and Ryan Healy replied for the Blast.

Dundas outshot their guests, 35-31.

Dundas led 1-0 after the first period and the teams went into the final session knotted at 1-1.

Scoring summery

Period 1
Dundas – Cam Watson (Dave Bowman, Scott Mifsud) 9:39

Period 2
Brantford – Andrew Lockner (Chris Leveille, Chris Rebernik) 1:26
Dundas – Matt Smith (power play) (Ryan Christie, Jason Ward) 12:50

Period 3
Brantford – Ryan Healy (Cam Sault, Mark Taylor) 4:29
Dundas – Cam Watson (power play) (Scott Mifsud, Justin Davis) 12:50

Penalties

Period 1
Brantford – Josh Domingues – (High Sticking) 2 MIN, 15:45
Brantford – Josh Domingues – (Cross Checking) 2 MIN, 15:45
Brantford – Josh Domingues – (Inciting an Opponent, misconduct) 10 MIN, 15:45
Dundas – Ryan Crane – (Roughing) 2 MIN, 15:45
Dundas – Scott Mifsud – (Cross Checking) 2 MIN, 17:05
Dundas – Scott Mifsud – (Abuse of Officials, misconduct) 10 MIN, 17:05

Period 2
Dundas – Ryan Crane – (Hooking) 2 MIN, 4:36
Dundas – Kevin Bolibruck – (Slashing) 2 MIN, 5:25
Dundas – Cam Watson – (Cross Checking) 2 MIN, 10:16
Brantford – Chad Spurr – (Slashing) 2 MIN, 11:19
Dundas – Ryan Christie – (Roughing) 2 MIN, 17:30
Brantford – Kyle Spurr – (Roughing) 2 MIN, 17:30

Period 3
Brantford – Dave Russell – (High Sticking)2 MIN, 7:56
Brantford – Andrew Lackner – (Tripping) 2 MIN, 10:50
Brantford – Mike Ruberto – (High Sticking) 2 MIN, 12:02
Brantford – Joel Prpic – (Roughing) 2 MIN, 12:18
Brantford – Joel Prpic – (Inciting an Opponent, misconduct) 10 MIN, 12:18
Brantford – Jeff Caister – (Abuse of Officials) (Game Misconduct) 19:58

Shots
Brantford – 8, 16, 7 – 31
Dundas – 11, 10, 14 – 35