McCoys stung in Cambridge shootout

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the addition of one of hockey's most entertaining novelties, Major League Hockey has produced some exciting finishes courtesy of the penalty shot shootout this season.

The Dundas Real McCoys won their first shootout of the season, allowing them to earn the extra point against the Tillsonburg Vipers earlier in the year when all three shooters found the back of the net. On the last Friday of 2005, the McCoys were forced into their second shootout of the year after 65 minutes of high-flying action solved nothing in Cambridge. After the dust settled, the Hornets came out on top in the penalty shot duel, as all three Real McCoys shooters failed to beat former Dundas netminder Joe Harris. Steven Rice notched the only goal to earn Cambridge the point, for a 7-6 Hornets win.

The McCoys had jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first period, with goals from Brian Palmieri, Jamie Young and Paul Lawson. Colin Anders replied for the home team with only 19 seconds left in the period, to cut the Dundas lead to two after the first.

Scott Young regained the three goal lead for the McCoys at 5:05 of the second stanza, before Brandon Merli responded for Cambridge at 9:58. Lawson added his second of the game shortly after, once again building the Dundas lead to three. A late goal from the Hornets allowed them to inch within two yet again, as the game headed for the final frame.

Cambridge struck early in the third to pull within one for the first time in the game, but once again Dundas was able to respond, with Rob DeCiantis putting the McCoys up 6-4 at 7:57. The see-sawing continued as Cambridge finished the game with two unanswered goals, forcing a five-minute overtime session.The extra time solved nothing and the shootout was needed to crown the winner.

The two teams combined for 112 shots and only eight minutes in penalties. Lawson and Scott Young led the way for Dundas, each picking up three points. Mark Jooris also continued his role, setting up two McCoys' goals.

The club's efforts certainly didn't go unnoticed by general manager Don Robertson.

"We had a three-goal lead and should have had two points, but didn't," said Robertson. "The good news is we are playing better each game out. I think we'll go on a bit of a run here as most of our guys are back full time and our goalies are also playing very well."

Dave Digironimo was spectacular in goal, making 41 saves for the McCoys in earning first star honours, while Harris turned aside 52 pucks to collect the win for the Hornets.

With the point for the overtime loss, Dundas crawled ahead of Petrolia for the fourth and final playoff spot in the MLH.

-Submitted by Mark Sakaluaskas

McCoys stung in Cambridge shootout

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the addition of one of hockey's most entertaining novelties, Major League Hockey has produced some exciting finishes courtesy of the penalty shot shootout this season.

The Dundas Real McCoys won their first shootout of the season, allowing them to earn the extra point against the Tillsonburg Vipers earlier in the year when all three shooters found the back of the net. On the last Friday of 2005, the McCoys were forced into their second shootout of the year after 65 minutes of high-flying action solved nothing in Cambridge. After the dust settled, the Hornets came out on top in the penalty shot duel, as all three Real McCoys shooters failed to beat former Dundas netminder Joe Harris. Steven Rice notched the only goal to earn Cambridge the point, for a 7-6 Hornets win.

The McCoys had jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first period, with goals from Brian Palmieri, Jamie Young and Paul Lawson. Colin Anders replied for the home team with only 19 seconds left in the period, to cut the Dundas lead to two after the first.

Scott Young regained the three goal lead for the McCoys at 5:05 of the second stanza, before Brandon Merli responded for Cambridge at 9:58. Lawson added his second of the game shortly after, once again building the Dundas lead to three. A late goal from the Hornets allowed them to inch within two yet again, as the game headed for the final frame.

Cambridge struck early in the third to pull within one for the first time in the game, but once again Dundas was able to respond, with Rob DeCiantis putting the McCoys up 6-4 at 7:57. The see-sawing continued as Cambridge finished the game with two unanswered goals, forcing a five-minute overtime session.The extra time solved nothing and the shootout was needed to crown the winner.

The two teams combined for 112 shots and only eight minutes in penalties. Lawson and Scott Young led the way for Dundas, each picking up three points. Mark Jooris also continued his role, setting up two McCoys' goals.

The club's efforts certainly didn't go unnoticed by general manager Don Robertson.

"We had a three-goal lead and should have had two points, but didn't," said Robertson. "The good news is we are playing better each game out. I think we'll go on a bit of a run here as most of our guys are back full time and our goalies are also playing very well."

Dave Digironimo was spectacular in goal, making 41 saves for the McCoys in earning first star honours, while Harris turned aside 52 pucks to collect the win for the Hornets.

With the point for the overtime loss, Dundas crawled ahead of Petrolia for the fourth and final playoff spot in the MLH.

-Submitted by Mark Sakaluaskas

McCoys stung in Cambridge shootout

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

With the addition of one of hockey's most entertaining novelties, Major League Hockey has produced some exciting finishes courtesy of the penalty shot shootout this season.

The Dundas Real McCoys won their first shootout of the season, allowing them to earn the extra point against the Tillsonburg Vipers earlier in the year when all three shooters found the back of the net. On the last Friday of 2005, the McCoys were forced into their second shootout of the year after 65 minutes of high-flying action solved nothing in Cambridge. After the dust settled, the Hornets came out on top in the penalty shot duel, as all three Real McCoys shooters failed to beat former Dundas netminder Joe Harris. Steven Rice notched the only goal to earn Cambridge the point, for a 7-6 Hornets win.

The McCoys had jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first period, with goals from Brian Palmieri, Jamie Young and Paul Lawson. Colin Anders replied for the home team with only 19 seconds left in the period, to cut the Dundas lead to two after the first.

Scott Young regained the three goal lead for the McCoys at 5:05 of the second stanza, before Brandon Merli responded for Cambridge at 9:58. Lawson added his second of the game shortly after, once again building the Dundas lead to three. A late goal from the Hornets allowed them to inch within two yet again, as the game headed for the final frame.

Cambridge struck early in the third to pull within one for the first time in the game, but once again Dundas was able to respond, with Rob DeCiantis putting the McCoys up 6-4 at 7:57. The see-sawing continued as Cambridge finished the game with two unanswered goals, forcing a five-minute overtime session.The extra time solved nothing and the shootout was needed to crown the winner.

The two teams combined for 112 shots and only eight minutes in penalties. Lawson and Scott Young led the way for Dundas, each picking up three points. Mark Jooris also continued his role, setting up two McCoys' goals.

The club's efforts certainly didn't go unnoticed by general manager Don Robertson.

"We had a three-goal lead and should have had two points, but didn't," said Robertson. "The good news is we are playing better each game out. I think we'll go on a bit of a run here as most of our guys are back full time and our goalies are also playing very well."

Dave Digironimo was spectacular in goal, making 41 saves for the McCoys in earning first star honours, while Harris turned aside 52 pucks to collect the win for the Hornets.

With the point for the overtime loss, Dundas crawled ahead of Petrolia for the fourth and final playoff spot in the MLH.

-Submitted by Mark Sakaluaskas