A highway traffic accident, and a short bench of 13 players did not prevent Norwood from putting up a valiant effort as the Dundas Real McCoys edged the Vipers, 4-3, in Allan Cup Hockey action Friday night (Feb. 14) in the JL Grightmire Arena.
The victory moved the McCoys into second place in ACH with a record of 15 wins, four losses, and two overtime-shootout losses. Brantford Blast dropped into third after a 4-3 loss to the Whitby Dunlops at Brantford. The Blast now have a record of 15-6-0-1 while the Dunlops lead the league with a 16-4-0-1 record.
The next action for Dundas is Saturday (Feb. 15) when they play the Whalers at 7:30 p.m., in the Welland Arena. Friday, Feb. 21, the McCoys will be hosts to Brantford at 7:30 p.m. in the Grightmire Arena. No date has been set for the game between Dundas and Whitby which was postponed on Saturday, Feb. 1 because of inclement weather.
David DiGironimo turned in an allstar performance in the Norwood net as the McCoys outshot the Vipers 39-29.
Joe Koudys picked up the second star for Dundas with a pair of goals. The game’s third star went to Norwood’s Darren Doherty who had two goals and an assist for the Vipers.
Scott Stafford and Steve Hurst had the other Dundas goals while Mike Banks added Norwood other goal.
Dundas – Joe Koudys (Kevin Bolibruck) 10:53
Dundas – Joe Koudys (Greg Stewart, Darryl Smith) 5:13
Norwood – Darren Doherty (unassisted) 13:55
Dundas – Scott Stafford (Ryan Christie) 17:17
Dundas – Adam Deleeuw – (Fighting major) 5 MIN, 19:01
Dundas – Adam Deleeuw – (Fighting) (Game Misconduct) 19:01
Norwood – Joe Curry – (Fighting major) 5 MIN, 19:01
Norwood – Joe Curry – (Fighting) (Game Misconduct) 19:01
Dundas – Adam Deleeuw – (Kneeing) 2 MIN, 19:01
Norwood – Joe Curry – (Fighting (Instigator)) 2 MIN, 19:01
Norwood – Mike Banks (Brendon Curry, Darren Doherty) 9:05
Dundas – Steve Hurst (Jordan Foreman, Blair Stayzer) 13:03
Norwood – Darren Doherty (unassisted) 17:15
Dundas – Steve Hurst – (Slashing) 2 MIN, 4:14