Dundas Real McCoys hope their on-ice fortunes pick up in November

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After posing a major threat just one year ago, the Dundas Real McCoys were in scary territory throughout October.

Following a season-opening three game road swing, which saw the team earn a hard fought three points of a possible six in opponents' arenas, the McCoys were stopped cold, losing four straight, to find themselves swimming at the bottom of the five team Major League Hockey pool. Dundas dropped consecutive games to Brantford and Cambridge, and gave up some nine goals a game during the four-game slide, being outscored to a tune of 35-11 over that span.

However, the results may not be as one-sided as they appear at first glance. The offence has had their chances to break through, outshooting their opposition on a nightly basis. But they just can't seem to light the lamp at a steady pace.

Facing off against the first-place Brantford Blast, the McCoys besieged the home side's crease with an unbelievable 77-shot barrage. Goaltender Brett Leggat was incredible, turning aside 71 pucks sent his way in a 9-6 win for the Blast.

Dundas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the following match up with the Blast, with goals from Mike Kennedy on the power play and Phil Paris only 33 seconds apart. Kennedy would add his second of the night later on in the first and the McCoys led 3-2 after 20 minutes.

The lead was erased quickly during a major second stanza swing. The Blast lit the lamp five times behind Chad Mehlenbacher in the second, continuing a stretch of seven consecutive goals which ended in the third period, and carried a 7-3 lead to the final frame. After Brantford made it 8-3, Dundas answered with three straight goals from Paul Lawson, Bobby Stewart and Mark Jooris in under four minutes.

But it was too little, too late as the brilliance of Leggat between the pipes was too much for the McCoys to overcome. A shining light for the McCoys in defeat was the play of the top line of Jooris, Kennedy and Stewart, as the trio combined for four goals and nine assists.

The following night, the McCoys' bitter rivals from Cambridge paid a visit to JL Grightmire Arena and left with the last laugh. The Hornets scored five times in the first, highlighted by Brandon Merli's natural hat trick. Cambridge added four more in the second and Dave Lylyk finished his hat trick in the third, allowing Cambridge to coast to an 11-2 romp. Kennedy and Brian Palmeri were the only marksmen for the Real McCoys. Again, the McCoys had their chances, peppering the Hornets netminder with 40 shots. Rookie goalie Shawn Golemiec made his McCoys debut in net, replacing Mehlenbacher with two minutes to go in the opening period.

The McCoys are also coming off a heartbreaking loss in Petrolia last Friday.Phil Paris and Jason Modopoulos paced Dundas to an early 2-0 lead, scoring a minute apart with barely three minutes elapsed in the opening period. The Squires came back in the second stanza, firing 21 shots at newly-signed McCoys' backstop Scott Dellavedova, who was stellar in his first appearance, but were only able to cut the lead in half by the end of 40 minutes.

A Petrolia goal in the opening minute of the third evened the game at two apiece. Rob DeCiantis gave the McCoys the lead back at 8:57, but Petrolia responded to take a 4-3 lead. Dundas fought back to tie things up, courtesy of Paris's second tally of the night at 18:27. With overtime looming, the Squires struck with only seven seconds to skate and turned an excellent effort from the McCoys into another notch in the loss column. Dundas returns home tonight (Fri. November 4) to host the Brantford Blast.

Dundas Real McCoys hope their on-ice fortunes pick up in November

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After posing a major threat just one year ago, the Dundas Real McCoys were in scary territory throughout October.

Following a season-opening three game road swing, which saw the team earn a hard fought three points of a possible six in opponents' arenas, the McCoys were stopped cold, losing four straight, to find themselves swimming at the bottom of the five team Major League Hockey pool. Dundas dropped consecutive games to Brantford and Cambridge, and gave up some nine goals a game during the four-game slide, being outscored to a tune of 35-11 over that span.

However, the results may not be as one-sided as they appear at first glance. The offence has had their chances to break through, outshooting their opposition on a nightly basis. But they just can't seem to light the lamp at a steady pace.

Facing off against the first-place Brantford Blast, the McCoys besieged the home side's crease with an unbelievable 77-shot barrage. Goaltender Brett Leggat was incredible, turning aside 71 pucks sent his way in a 9-6 win for the Blast.

Dundas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the following match up with the Blast, with goals from Mike Kennedy on the power play and Phil Paris only 33 seconds apart. Kennedy would add his second of the night later on in the first and the McCoys led 3-2 after 20 minutes.

The lead was erased quickly during a major second stanza swing. The Blast lit the lamp five times behind Chad Mehlenbacher in the second, continuing a stretch of seven consecutive goals which ended in the third period, and carried a 7-3 lead to the final frame. After Brantford made it 8-3, Dundas answered with three straight goals from Paul Lawson, Bobby Stewart and Mark Jooris in under four minutes.

But it was too little, too late as the brilliance of Leggat between the pipes was too much for the McCoys to overcome. A shining light for the McCoys in defeat was the play of the top line of Jooris, Kennedy and Stewart, as the trio combined for four goals and nine assists.

The following night, the McCoys' bitter rivals from Cambridge paid a visit to JL Grightmire Arena and left with the last laugh. The Hornets scored five times in the first, highlighted by Brandon Merli's natural hat trick. Cambridge added four more in the second and Dave Lylyk finished his hat trick in the third, allowing Cambridge to coast to an 11-2 romp. Kennedy and Brian Palmeri were the only marksmen for the Real McCoys. Again, the McCoys had their chances, peppering the Hornets netminder with 40 shots. Rookie goalie Shawn Golemiec made his McCoys debut in net, replacing Mehlenbacher with two minutes to go in the opening period.

The McCoys are also coming off a heartbreaking loss in Petrolia last Friday.Phil Paris and Jason Modopoulos paced Dundas to an early 2-0 lead, scoring a minute apart with barely three minutes elapsed in the opening period. The Squires came back in the second stanza, firing 21 shots at newly-signed McCoys' backstop Scott Dellavedova, who was stellar in his first appearance, but were only able to cut the lead in half by the end of 40 minutes.

A Petrolia goal in the opening minute of the third evened the game at two apiece. Rob DeCiantis gave the McCoys the lead back at 8:57, but Petrolia responded to take a 4-3 lead. Dundas fought back to tie things up, courtesy of Paris's second tally of the night at 18:27. With overtime looming, the Squires struck with only seven seconds to skate and turned an excellent effort from the McCoys into another notch in the loss column. Dundas returns home tonight (Fri. November 4) to host the Brantford Blast.

Dundas Real McCoys hope their on-ice fortunes pick up in November

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After posing a major threat just one year ago, the Dundas Real McCoys were in scary territory throughout October.

Following a season-opening three game road swing, which saw the team earn a hard fought three points of a possible six in opponents' arenas, the McCoys were stopped cold, losing four straight, to find themselves swimming at the bottom of the five team Major League Hockey pool. Dundas dropped consecutive games to Brantford and Cambridge, and gave up some nine goals a game during the four-game slide, being outscored to a tune of 35-11 over that span.

However, the results may not be as one-sided as they appear at first glance. The offence has had their chances to break through, outshooting their opposition on a nightly basis. But they just can't seem to light the lamp at a steady pace.

Facing off against the first-place Brantford Blast, the McCoys besieged the home side's crease with an unbelievable 77-shot barrage. Goaltender Brett Leggat was incredible, turning aside 71 pucks sent his way in a 9-6 win for the Blast.

Dundas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the following match up with the Blast, with goals from Mike Kennedy on the power play and Phil Paris only 33 seconds apart. Kennedy would add his second of the night later on in the first and the McCoys led 3-2 after 20 minutes.

The lead was erased quickly during a major second stanza swing. The Blast lit the lamp five times behind Chad Mehlenbacher in the second, continuing a stretch of seven consecutive goals which ended in the third period, and carried a 7-3 lead to the final frame. After Brantford made it 8-3, Dundas answered with three straight goals from Paul Lawson, Bobby Stewart and Mark Jooris in under four minutes.

But it was too little, too late as the brilliance of Leggat between the pipes was too much for the McCoys to overcome. A shining light for the McCoys in defeat was the play of the top line of Jooris, Kennedy and Stewart, as the trio combined for four goals and nine assists.

The following night, the McCoys' bitter rivals from Cambridge paid a visit to JL Grightmire Arena and left with the last laugh. The Hornets scored five times in the first, highlighted by Brandon Merli's natural hat trick. Cambridge added four more in the second and Dave Lylyk finished his hat trick in the third, allowing Cambridge to coast to an 11-2 romp. Kennedy and Brian Palmeri were the only marksmen for the Real McCoys. Again, the McCoys had their chances, peppering the Hornets netminder with 40 shots. Rookie goalie Shawn Golemiec made his McCoys debut in net, replacing Mehlenbacher with two minutes to go in the opening period.

The McCoys are also coming off a heartbreaking loss in Petrolia last Friday.Phil Paris and Jason Modopoulos paced Dundas to an early 2-0 lead, scoring a minute apart with barely three minutes elapsed in the opening period. The Squires came back in the second stanza, firing 21 shots at newly-signed McCoys' backstop Scott Dellavedova, who was stellar in his first appearance, but were only able to cut the lead in half by the end of 40 minutes.

A Petrolia goal in the opening minute of the third evened the game at two apiece. Rob DeCiantis gave the McCoys the lead back at 8:57, but Petrolia responded to take a 4-3 lead. Dundas fought back to tie things up, courtesy of Paris's second tally of the night at 18:27. With overtime looming, the Squires struck with only seven seconds to skate and turned an excellent effort from the McCoys into another notch in the loss column. Dundas returns home tonight (Fri. November 4) to host the Brantford Blast.