Dundas Real McCoys speed past Vipers

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The McCoys added to their spectacular season with an impressive 5-4 win over the Tillsonburg Vipers on January 6.

Making his first start in nearly two months for the Dundas Real McCoys, netminder Scott Della Vedova put on a performance worthy of championship caliber, making 37 saves to guide the McCoys to the win.

The McCoys have pulled within six points of second place in the Major League Hockey standings, with a rematch versus the Vipers held last Saturday in Tillsonburg.

The McCoys jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes, despite being out shot significantly by the visiting Vipers.

Mike Aglor and Mike Kennedy accounted for the early advantage and the lead was increased when Kennedy tallied his second of the night, on the power play, midway through the second stanza. Mark Jooris, who was worth the price of admission, once again finishing with a goal and three assists, upped the ante to 4-0 only seconds later and the McCoys appeared to be in cruise control.

However, the Vipers finally uncoiled their offence and found a chink in Della Vedova's armour.

They scored three unanswered goals in a span of three minutes to cut the Dundas lead to just a single marker.

Rob DeCiantis gave the Real McCoys some breathing room before heading to the dressing room, picking up a goal with only seven seconds to skate in the second period and allowing Dundas to carry a 5-3 lead into the final frame.

The Vipers fired all they had at Della Vedova and the McCoys in the third period, but were only able to beat the goalie once more before the final buzzer. All in all, the Vipers out played, out hustled and out shot the McCoys, by a 41-21 count, but the difference was certainly between the pipes and Della Vedova's brilliance.

"Our goaltender won this game," said McCoys' General Manager Don Robertson. "We were out shot 13-5 in the first period and came out of it ahead 2-0.

"We scored when we had our chances and that's what we needed," added Robertson. "What goes around, comes around. We out shot and out played them last time and got beat, so now we're even with them."

The win was the third in four chances against Tillsonburg and set the McCoys up for a shot at charming the snake once again last Friday night.

But the Vipers bit back last Friday night in front of a home crowd in Tillsonburg.

Dundas whittled away a three-goal lead in the third period before dropping a 6-5 decision in overtime.

"We got a little tired in the third period and blew the lead," said Robertson. "That said, they scored four power play goals and we shot the tying goal in our own net."

Special teams were a key factor at both ends of the rink, as Dundas scored three times while with the man advantage in five opportunities, but they surrendered four goals while playing with a man down on six occasions.

The Real McCoys' goaltending was once again outstanding, as netminder Della Vedova turned aside 50 shots, allowing his team to salvage a single point by arriving at the extra frame.

The McCoys got the ball rolling in the first 20 minutes, scoring twice in the period. Phil Paris and Mike Kennedy, on the power play, paced Dundas to a 2-0 lead after one period of play. The Vipers cut the lead in half with a power play goal of their own only 34 seconds into the second stanza. But the McCoys answered that with a Mark Jooris power play tally at 7:08, to regain their two-goal edge.

Tillsonburg was able to knife the lead down to one before the end of the period, with their second power play goal of the night. With the score 3-2 McCoys, a wild and wacky final 20 minutes was ready for lift off. In a 38-second span, Dundas expanded their lead from one to three.

Paris and Kennedy, again on the power play, each notched their second of the night to put the McCoys in great shape with less than 12 minutes to play.

However, the Vipers responded with three unanswered, including two consecutive power play markers, and a game tying goal, at 17:59, that was redirected past Della Vedova courtesy of one of his team mates. The Vipers took immediate control of the overtime, scoring barely a minute in and refusing to give the McCoys a sniff at their keeper.

The end result was a single point for Dundas and a share of third place with the Petrolia Squires in the standings.

Jooris continued his hot streak, scoring once and adding two assists. He has scored at least a point in 13 straight games, collecting 36 points over that stretch.

Paul Lawson also had a big night, assisting on three of the McCoys' five goals. Dundas now returns home for a long stand at Grightmire Arena, beginning Friday, January 20 against the last-place Cambridge Hornets.

-Submitted by Mark Sakaluaskas

Dundas Real McCoys speed past Vipers

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The McCoys added to their spectacular season with an impressive 5-4 win over the Tillsonburg Vipers on January 6.

Making his first start in nearly two months for the Dundas Real McCoys, netminder Scott Della Vedova put on a performance worthy of championship caliber, making 37 saves to guide the McCoys to the win.

The McCoys have pulled within six points of second place in the Major League Hockey standings, with a rematch versus the Vipers held last Saturday in Tillsonburg.

The McCoys jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes, despite being out shot significantly by the visiting Vipers.

Mike Aglor and Mike Kennedy accounted for the early advantage and the lead was increased when Kennedy tallied his second of the night, on the power play, midway through the second stanza. Mark Jooris, who was worth the price of admission, once again finishing with a goal and three assists, upped the ante to 4-0 only seconds later and the McCoys appeared to be in cruise control.

However, the Vipers finally uncoiled their offence and found a chink in Della Vedova's armour.

They scored three unanswered goals in a span of three minutes to cut the Dundas lead to just a single marker.

Rob DeCiantis gave the Real McCoys some breathing room before heading to the dressing room, picking up a goal with only seven seconds to skate in the second period and allowing Dundas to carry a 5-3 lead into the final frame.

The Vipers fired all they had at Della Vedova and the McCoys in the third period, but were only able to beat the goalie once more before the final buzzer. All in all, the Vipers out played, out hustled and out shot the McCoys, by a 41-21 count, but the difference was certainly between the pipes and Della Vedova's brilliance.

"Our goaltender won this game," said McCoys' General Manager Don Robertson. "We were out shot 13-5 in the first period and came out of it ahead 2-0.

"We scored when we had our chances and that's what we needed," added Robertson. "What goes around, comes around. We out shot and out played them last time and got beat, so now we're even with them."

The win was the third in four chances against Tillsonburg and set the McCoys up for a shot at charming the snake once again last Friday night.

But the Vipers bit back last Friday night in front of a home crowd in Tillsonburg.

Dundas whittled away a three-goal lead in the third period before dropping a 6-5 decision in overtime.

"We got a little tired in the third period and blew the lead," said Robertson. "That said, they scored four power play goals and we shot the tying goal in our own net."

Special teams were a key factor at both ends of the rink, as Dundas scored three times while with the man advantage in five opportunities, but they surrendered four goals while playing with a man down on six occasions.

The Real McCoys' goaltending was once again outstanding, as netminder Della Vedova turned aside 50 shots, allowing his team to salvage a single point by arriving at the extra frame.

The McCoys got the ball rolling in the first 20 minutes, scoring twice in the period. Phil Paris and Mike Kennedy, on the power play, paced Dundas to a 2-0 lead after one period of play. The Vipers cut the lead in half with a power play goal of their own only 34 seconds into the second stanza. But the McCoys answered that with a Mark Jooris power play tally at 7:08, to regain their two-goal edge.

Tillsonburg was able to knife the lead down to one before the end of the period, with their second power play goal of the night. With the score 3-2 McCoys, a wild and wacky final 20 minutes was ready for lift off. In a 38-second span, Dundas expanded their lead from one to three.

Paris and Kennedy, again on the power play, each notched their second of the night to put the McCoys in great shape with less than 12 minutes to play.

However, the Vipers responded with three unanswered, including two consecutive power play markers, and a game tying goal, at 17:59, that was redirected past Della Vedova courtesy of one of his team mates. The Vipers took immediate control of the overtime, scoring barely a minute in and refusing to give the McCoys a sniff at their keeper.

The end result was a single point for Dundas and a share of third place with the Petrolia Squires in the standings.

Jooris continued his hot streak, scoring once and adding two assists. He has scored at least a point in 13 straight games, collecting 36 points over that stretch.

Paul Lawson also had a big night, assisting on three of the McCoys' five goals. Dundas now returns home for a long stand at Grightmire Arena, beginning Friday, January 20 against the last-place Cambridge Hornets.

-Submitted by Mark Sakaluaskas

Dundas Real McCoys speed past Vipers

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The McCoys added to their spectacular season with an impressive 5-4 win over the Tillsonburg Vipers on January 6.

Making his first start in nearly two months for the Dundas Real McCoys, netminder Scott Della Vedova put on a performance worthy of championship caliber, making 37 saves to guide the McCoys to the win.

The McCoys have pulled within six points of second place in the Major League Hockey standings, with a rematch versus the Vipers held last Saturday in Tillsonburg.

The McCoys jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes, despite being out shot significantly by the visiting Vipers.

Mike Aglor and Mike Kennedy accounted for the early advantage and the lead was increased when Kennedy tallied his second of the night, on the power play, midway through the second stanza. Mark Jooris, who was worth the price of admission, once again finishing with a goal and three assists, upped the ante to 4-0 only seconds later and the McCoys appeared to be in cruise control.

However, the Vipers finally uncoiled their offence and found a chink in Della Vedova's armour.

They scored three unanswered goals in a span of three minutes to cut the Dundas lead to just a single marker.

Rob DeCiantis gave the Real McCoys some breathing room before heading to the dressing room, picking up a goal with only seven seconds to skate in the second period and allowing Dundas to carry a 5-3 lead into the final frame.

The Vipers fired all they had at Della Vedova and the McCoys in the third period, but were only able to beat the goalie once more before the final buzzer. All in all, the Vipers out played, out hustled and out shot the McCoys, by a 41-21 count, but the difference was certainly between the pipes and Della Vedova's brilliance.

"Our goaltender won this game," said McCoys' General Manager Don Robertson. "We were out shot 13-5 in the first period and came out of it ahead 2-0.

"We scored when we had our chances and that's what we needed," added Robertson. "What goes around, comes around. We out shot and out played them last time and got beat, so now we're even with them."

The win was the third in four chances against Tillsonburg and set the McCoys up for a shot at charming the snake once again last Friday night.

But the Vipers bit back last Friday night in front of a home crowd in Tillsonburg.

Dundas whittled away a three-goal lead in the third period before dropping a 6-5 decision in overtime.

"We got a little tired in the third period and blew the lead," said Robertson. "That said, they scored four power play goals and we shot the tying goal in our own net."

Special teams were a key factor at both ends of the rink, as Dundas scored three times while with the man advantage in five opportunities, but they surrendered four goals while playing with a man down on six occasions.

The Real McCoys' goaltending was once again outstanding, as netminder Della Vedova turned aside 50 shots, allowing his team to salvage a single point by arriving at the extra frame.

The McCoys got the ball rolling in the first 20 minutes, scoring twice in the period. Phil Paris and Mike Kennedy, on the power play, paced Dundas to a 2-0 lead after one period of play. The Vipers cut the lead in half with a power play goal of their own only 34 seconds into the second stanza. But the McCoys answered that with a Mark Jooris power play tally at 7:08, to regain their two-goal edge.

Tillsonburg was able to knife the lead down to one before the end of the period, with their second power play goal of the night. With the score 3-2 McCoys, a wild and wacky final 20 minutes was ready for lift off. In a 38-second span, Dundas expanded their lead from one to three.

Paris and Kennedy, again on the power play, each notched their second of the night to put the McCoys in great shape with less than 12 minutes to play.

However, the Vipers responded with three unanswered, including two consecutive power play markers, and a game tying goal, at 17:59, that was redirected past Della Vedova courtesy of one of his team mates. The Vipers took immediate control of the overtime, scoring barely a minute in and refusing to give the McCoys a sniff at their keeper.

The end result was a single point for Dundas and a share of third place with the Petrolia Squires in the standings.

Jooris continued his hot streak, scoring once and adding two assists. He has scored at least a point in 13 straight games, collecting 36 points over that stretch.

Paul Lawson also had a big night, assisting on three of the McCoys' five goals. Dundas now returns home for a long stand at Grightmire Arena, beginning Friday, January 20 against the last-place Cambridge Hornets.

-Submitted by Mark Sakaluaskas