Highs and lows for McCoys so far in 2005-06 MLH season

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

In back-to-back games against the top teams in Major League Hockey in late November, the Dundas Real McCoys landed an unprecedented five points in two outings vaulting themselves back into contention in the five-team pool. They also earned an extra point in a pre-game shootout before their battle in Tillsonburg, breaking a tie from a game played earlier in the season.

Mark Jooris, Mike Kennedy and Dave Aussem all wrinkled the twine in the newly-added one-on-one entertainment exhibition to eliminate the draw.

The November 18 weekend opened with a home game against the Brantford Blast on Friday night. The McCoys jumped to an early 2-0 lead, with goals from Marc West and Mike Kennedy short-handed, in a span of 75 seconds, before four minutes had elapsed on the game clock. Kennedy added his second at 13:23 of the frame, 40 seconds after the Blast cut the lead to one.

The Blast battled back in the second stanza, decreasing the deficit again to a single goal, after Tyler Pelton scored on the power play. That goal was the first of three in a row from Pelton, who finished his hat trick with two more in the third period before the 10-minute mark. Jooris evened things up for the McCoys at 11:26.

With the game tied 4-4, Scott Kerr scored with less than three minutes to play, to earn the exciting 5-4 win for the Real McCoys. Dave Digironimo, making his first start between the pipes for Dundas, made 31 saves to backstop the win.

The game was mired by penalties, and a lot of credit goes to the McCoys' penalty killing, which erased 13 of 14 power play chances against them.

The following night, the McCoys traveled to Tillsonburg, to take on the other first place team in the league. With a short bench (just 11 skaters dressed), Dundas jumped out to a fast start and never looked back. Aussem, Norm Dezainde and Brian Palmeri scored in the opening 20 minutes, allowing the McCoys to cruise to an impressive 5-2 road win. Digironimo was brilliant in his second straight start in net, stopping the 28 pucks sent his way. Jooris worked his magic, assisting on four of the five goals. Dezainde and Palmeri each scored twice for the McCoys.

But the McCoys' brief winning streak came to an abrupt halt the following weekend, up against the first-place Blast in Brantford.

Dundas out-shot their hosts 12-9 through the first twenty minutes and took a 1-1 tie into the dressing room. Norm Dezainde scored at 16:43 of the period, two minutes after Brantford's Pelton made it a 1-0 game for the home side.

The second stanza produced much of the same, as Pelton was finding the back of the net for Brantford, and Dundas led the charge in the shots-on-goal department. Pelton notched goal number two at 8:30, with the man advantage, giving Brantford to a 2-1 lead. But Phil Paris lit the red lamp for Dundas at 11:55, set up by Brian Palmeri. The duo hooked up again less than a minute later, with Paris tallying his second of the stanza to give the Real McCoys a 3-2 lead.

Dundas continued to out-shoot Brantford in this period as well, but Pelton completed the hat trick at 14:18, again on the power play, ensuring a tie for the start of the third period.

In the final 20 minutes, the home team finally seized control of this, out-shooting Dundas by a 15-6 count and scoring twice, in the final two minutes, to come away with a tough 5-3 win. Backup goaltender Anthony Marshall was solid in goal for Brantford, making 28 saves in a rare start. Dundas backstop Dave Digironimo did everything he could to give his team a chance to win, turning aside 30 pucks fired his way in the loss. The win helped Brantford stay in first place in the five-team MLH division with 18 points, while it kept the McCoys at the bottom of the pool with 10 points.

The game was mired in nearly 80 combined penalty minutes, including five 10-minute misconducts handed out. The two teams were set to continue their exchange of pleasantries on December 3 at Grightmire Arena, after an away game in Cambridge on December 2.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

Highs and lows for McCoys so far in 2005-06 MLH season

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

In back-to-back games against the top teams in Major League Hockey in late November, the Dundas Real McCoys landed an unprecedented five points in two outings vaulting themselves back into contention in the five-team pool. They also earned an extra point in a pre-game shootout before their battle in Tillsonburg, breaking a tie from a game played earlier in the season.

Mark Jooris, Mike Kennedy and Dave Aussem all wrinkled the twine in the newly-added one-on-one entertainment exhibition to eliminate the draw.

The November 18 weekend opened with a home game against the Brantford Blast on Friday night. The McCoys jumped to an early 2-0 lead, with goals from Marc West and Mike Kennedy short-handed, in a span of 75 seconds, before four minutes had elapsed on the game clock. Kennedy added his second at 13:23 of the frame, 40 seconds after the Blast cut the lead to one.

The Blast battled back in the second stanza, decreasing the deficit again to a single goal, after Tyler Pelton scored on the power play. That goal was the first of three in a row from Pelton, who finished his hat trick with two more in the third period before the 10-minute mark. Jooris evened things up for the McCoys at 11:26.

With the game tied 4-4, Scott Kerr scored with less than three minutes to play, to earn the exciting 5-4 win for the Real McCoys. Dave Digironimo, making his first start between the pipes for Dundas, made 31 saves to backstop the win.

The game was mired by penalties, and a lot of credit goes to the McCoys' penalty killing, which erased 13 of 14 power play chances against them.

The following night, the McCoys traveled to Tillsonburg, to take on the other first place team in the league. With a short bench (just 11 skaters dressed), Dundas jumped out to a fast start and never looked back. Aussem, Norm Dezainde and Brian Palmeri scored in the opening 20 minutes, allowing the McCoys to cruise to an impressive 5-2 road win. Digironimo was brilliant in his second straight start in net, stopping the 28 pucks sent his way. Jooris worked his magic, assisting on four of the five goals. Dezainde and Palmeri each scored twice for the McCoys.

But the McCoys' brief winning streak came to an abrupt halt the following weekend, up against the first-place Blast in Brantford.

Dundas out-shot their hosts 12-9 through the first twenty minutes and took a 1-1 tie into the dressing room. Norm Dezainde scored at 16:43 of the period, two minutes after Brantford's Pelton made it a 1-0 game for the home side.

The second stanza produced much of the same, as Pelton was finding the back of the net for Brantford, and Dundas led the charge in the shots-on-goal department. Pelton notched goal number two at 8:30, with the man advantage, giving Brantford to a 2-1 lead. But Phil Paris lit the red lamp for Dundas at 11:55, set up by Brian Palmeri. The duo hooked up again less than a minute later, with Paris tallying his second of the stanza to give the Real McCoys a 3-2 lead.

Dundas continued to out-shoot Brantford in this period as well, but Pelton completed the hat trick at 14:18, again on the power play, ensuring a tie for the start of the third period.

In the final 20 minutes, the home team finally seized control of this, out-shooting Dundas by a 15-6 count and scoring twice, in the final two minutes, to come away with a tough 5-3 win. Backup goaltender Anthony Marshall was solid in goal for Brantford, making 28 saves in a rare start. Dundas backstop Dave Digironimo did everything he could to give his team a chance to win, turning aside 30 pucks fired his way in the loss. The win helped Brantford stay in first place in the five-team MLH division with 18 points, while it kept the McCoys at the bottom of the pool with 10 points.

The game was mired in nearly 80 combined penalty minutes, including five 10-minute misconducts handed out. The two teams were set to continue their exchange of pleasantries on December 3 at Grightmire Arena, after an away game in Cambridge on December 2.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

Highs and lows for McCoys so far in 2005-06 MLH season

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

In back-to-back games against the top teams in Major League Hockey in late November, the Dundas Real McCoys landed an unprecedented five points in two outings vaulting themselves back into contention in the five-team pool. They also earned an extra point in a pre-game shootout before their battle in Tillsonburg, breaking a tie from a game played earlier in the season.

Mark Jooris, Mike Kennedy and Dave Aussem all wrinkled the twine in the newly-added one-on-one entertainment exhibition to eliminate the draw.

The November 18 weekend opened with a home game against the Brantford Blast on Friday night. The McCoys jumped to an early 2-0 lead, with goals from Marc West and Mike Kennedy short-handed, in a span of 75 seconds, before four minutes had elapsed on the game clock. Kennedy added his second at 13:23 of the frame, 40 seconds after the Blast cut the lead to one.

The Blast battled back in the second stanza, decreasing the deficit again to a single goal, after Tyler Pelton scored on the power play. That goal was the first of three in a row from Pelton, who finished his hat trick with two more in the third period before the 10-minute mark. Jooris evened things up for the McCoys at 11:26.

With the game tied 4-4, Scott Kerr scored with less than three minutes to play, to earn the exciting 5-4 win for the Real McCoys. Dave Digironimo, making his first start between the pipes for Dundas, made 31 saves to backstop the win.

The game was mired by penalties, and a lot of credit goes to the McCoys' penalty killing, which erased 13 of 14 power play chances against them.

The following night, the McCoys traveled to Tillsonburg, to take on the other first place team in the league. With a short bench (just 11 skaters dressed), Dundas jumped out to a fast start and never looked back. Aussem, Norm Dezainde and Brian Palmeri scored in the opening 20 minutes, allowing the McCoys to cruise to an impressive 5-2 road win. Digironimo was brilliant in his second straight start in net, stopping the 28 pucks sent his way. Jooris worked his magic, assisting on four of the five goals. Dezainde and Palmeri each scored twice for the McCoys.

But the McCoys' brief winning streak came to an abrupt halt the following weekend, up against the first-place Blast in Brantford.

Dundas out-shot their hosts 12-9 through the first twenty minutes and took a 1-1 tie into the dressing room. Norm Dezainde scored at 16:43 of the period, two minutes after Brantford's Pelton made it a 1-0 game for the home side.

The second stanza produced much of the same, as Pelton was finding the back of the net for Brantford, and Dundas led the charge in the shots-on-goal department. Pelton notched goal number two at 8:30, with the man advantage, giving Brantford to a 2-1 lead. But Phil Paris lit the red lamp for Dundas at 11:55, set up by Brian Palmeri. The duo hooked up again less than a minute later, with Paris tallying his second of the stanza to give the Real McCoys a 3-2 lead.

Dundas continued to out-shoot Brantford in this period as well, but Pelton completed the hat trick at 14:18, again on the power play, ensuring a tie for the start of the third period.

In the final 20 minutes, the home team finally seized control of this, out-shooting Dundas by a 15-6 count and scoring twice, in the final two minutes, to come away with a tough 5-3 win. Backup goaltender Anthony Marshall was solid in goal for Brantford, making 28 saves in a rare start. Dundas backstop Dave Digironimo did everything he could to give his team a chance to win, turning aside 30 pucks fired his way in the loss. The win helped Brantford stay in first place in the five-team MLH division with 18 points, while it kept the McCoys at the bottom of the pool with 10 points.

The game was mired in nearly 80 combined penalty minutes, including five 10-minute misconducts handed out. The two teams were set to continue their exchange of pleasantries on December 3 at Grightmire Arena, after an away game in Cambridge on December 2.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas