Dundas Real McCoys assured themselves of a first-place finish in Allan Cup Hockey with a 7-3 victory over Brantford Blast Friday night (Feb. 21) before a near capacity crown in the JL Grightmire Arena.
The win was the fourth in a row for the McCoys and came on the heels of 7-3 trouncing of the Dunlops 24 hours earlier in Whitby. That contest was a re-scheduled game, postponed from Saturday, Feb. 1 because of inclement weather.
Dundas opens its ACH playoff series next Friday in the Grightmire Arena at 7:30 p.m. against an opponent to be determined.
Dundas finished its schedule in first place with a record of 18 wins, four losses and two overtime-shootout losses while the Blast finished in third spot with a 16-6-0-1 record. The best Whitby can do is finish in second. They have 17 wins, five losses and an overtime-shootout loss heading into their final game of the regular season Saturday (Feb. 22) against the Welland Whalers at Whitby at 6:30 p.m.
Dundas used a 4-0 first period lead to carry them to Friday’s pennant clinch win.
Greg Stewart paced Dundas with two goals and an assist. Scott Mifsud scored twice while Ryan Christie, Jeff White and Jordan Foreman added singles. Christie had one assist, and White and Foreman set up two scoring plays each.
Jason Ward and Justin Davis assisted on two goals apiece. Ryan Healy, on a powerplay, Ryan Tocher, and Jamie Williams replied for Brantford. Jeff Caister had two assists.
Dundas outshot their guests, 31-27.
Dundas – Scott Mifsud (Jeff White, Darryl Smith) 1:47
Dundas – Greg Stewart (Jordan Foreman, Justin Davis) 2:15
Dundas – Ryan Christie (Jason Ward, Jeff White) 3:50
Dundas – Jordan Foreman (power play) (Jerry Galway, Greg Stewart) 9:41
Brantford – Ryan Healy – (Kneeing) 2 MIN, 8:26
Dundas – Justin Davis – (Hooking) 2 MIN, 15:28
Dundas – Jeff White (Nick Smith, Ryan Christie) 6:29
Brantford – Ryan Healy (power play) (Mike Ruberto, Jeff Caister) 9:20
Dundas – Greg Stewart (Jordan Foreman, Justin Davis) 17:13
Dundas – Scott Mifsud (short handed) (Jason Ward) 19:41
Dundas – Simon Mangos – (Hooking) 2 MIN, 8:06
Dundas – Ryan Christie – (High Sticking) 2 MIN, 18:50
Brantford – Jeff Caister – (Inciting an Opponent, misconduct) 10 MIN, 19:41
Brantford – Ryan Tocher (unassisted) 11:33
Brantford – Jamie Williams (Jeff Caister, Cam Sault) 15:15
Dundas – Cam Watson – (Slashing) 2 MIN, 0:55
Brantford – Ryan Healy – (High Sticking) 2 MIN, 16:54