McCoys bounce back from Tillsonburg to sting Cambridge Hornets

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A week after the Dundas Real McCoys pulled off an upset win over the second-place Tillsonburg Vipers at home, the roles were reversed as the scene shifted to the snake pit.

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 McCoys' General Manager Don 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 surrendered four goals while playing with a man down on six occasions. McCoys goaltender Scott 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 but the Vipers cut the lead in half with a power play goal of their own 34 seconds into the second stanza. The McCoys answered with a Mark Jooris power play tally at 7:08, to regain their two-goal edge. Tillsonburg was able to knife the lead back to 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 twenty minutes was ready for lift off. In a 38-second span, Dundas again expanded its lead. 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 goals, including two consecutive power play markers and a game tying point, at 17:59, that was redirected past Della Vedova courtesy of one of his teammates.

The Vipers took immediate control of the overtime, scoring barely a minute in and refusing to give the McCoys even 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.

Next up, the McCoys faced off against the Cambridge Hornets, and managed to battle back from a 3-0 deficit to steal one away from the last place squad. The 5-4 win was the fifth consecutive game that Dundas has at least earned a single point and a nice way to kick off a very important five-game home stand.

The Hornets jumped ahead 3-0 early in the first period with Steve Rice tallying twice. When the visitors hit three, the McCoys responded, with defenceman Marc West putting one past the Cambridge keeper. The Hornets stung back before the period ended, with Ryan Black finding room behind Dave Digironimo with 36 seconds to go. At the end of the first frame, the Hornets had a comfortable 4-1edge.

Jooris and Scott Young picked up second period goals and Dundas out shot the Hornets by a 14-6 count, allowing them to creep back into the contest.

"After I mentioned to our guys that we needed them to play and not watch, they really picked it up," explained McCoys General Manager Don Robertson. The GM's motivational tactics paid dividends, as did the decision to put Della Vedova in between the pipes for the start of the second period. Della Vedova didn't allow the puck to get by him in his 45 minutes of action.

Third period play mirrored the second, as Dundas out shot Cambridge, 12-6. Mike Gamble knotted the score at fours before the midway point of the period, forcing the match into overtime.

The extra five minutes settled nothing, leaving it up to a shoot out to decide the final point. Dave Lylyk and Steve Rice each scored on the first two shots for Cambridge, while Jooris and Rob DeCiantis repeated the feat for Dundas. Ryan Black was stopped by Della Vedova, setting the stage for Bobby Stewart, who shot one past goaltender John Barrow to give the McCoys a dramatic, come-from-behind win in front of a boisterous crowd at Grightmire Arena.

"That was our best crowd of the year and it was fun to win in a shoot out, for us and the fans," said an ecstatic Robertson after the game. "I hope they all come back for this weekend's (Friday January 27 and Saturday the 28) exciting match ups."

The McCoys will try to keep the momentum going, first against the Vipers, then against Petrolia. Fans who purchase tickets to Friday night's game can get tickets for Saturday night's key contest for only five dollars.

Coming in February, the McCoys will take a stroll down memory lane, on Friday, February 3. The players will don the jerseys of the 1965-66 Dundas Merchants, in honour of that team's OHA Championship season. The game will also be the McCoys' $100,000 night, where the first 1,000 fans will receive $100 in redeemable coupons from local merchants. "It should be a great night," said an enthusiastic Don Robertson.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

McCoys bounce back from Tillsonburg to sting Cambridge Hornets

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A week after the Dundas Real McCoys pulled off an upset win over the second-place Tillsonburg Vipers at home, the roles were reversed as the scene shifted to the snake pit.

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 McCoys' General Manager Don 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 surrendered four goals while playing with a man down on six occasions. McCoys goaltender Scott 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 but the Vipers cut the lead in half with a power play goal of their own 34 seconds into the second stanza. The McCoys answered with a Mark Jooris power play tally at 7:08, to regain their two-goal edge. Tillsonburg was able to knife the lead back to 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 twenty minutes was ready for lift off. In a 38-second span, Dundas again expanded its lead. 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 goals, including two consecutive power play markers and a game tying point, at 17:59, that was redirected past Della Vedova courtesy of one of his teammates.

The Vipers took immediate control of the overtime, scoring barely a minute in and refusing to give the McCoys even 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.

Next up, the McCoys faced off against the Cambridge Hornets, and managed to battle back from a 3-0 deficit to steal one away from the last place squad. The 5-4 win was the fifth consecutive game that Dundas has at least earned a single point and a nice way to kick off a very important five-game home stand.

The Hornets jumped ahead 3-0 early in the first period with Steve Rice tallying twice. When the visitors hit three, the McCoys responded, with defenceman Marc West putting one past the Cambridge keeper. The Hornets stung back before the period ended, with Ryan Black finding room behind Dave Digironimo with 36 seconds to go. At the end of the first frame, the Hornets had a comfortable 4-1edge.

Jooris and Scott Young picked up second period goals and Dundas out shot the Hornets by a 14-6 count, allowing them to creep back into the contest.

"After I mentioned to our guys that we needed them to play and not watch, they really picked it up," explained McCoys General Manager Don Robertson. The GM's motivational tactics paid dividends, as did the decision to put Della Vedova in between the pipes for the start of the second period. Della Vedova didn't allow the puck to get by him in his 45 minutes of action.

Third period play mirrored the second, as Dundas out shot Cambridge, 12-6. Mike Gamble knotted the score at fours before the midway point of the period, forcing the match into overtime.

The extra five minutes settled nothing, leaving it up to a shoot out to decide the final point. Dave Lylyk and Steve Rice each scored on the first two shots for Cambridge, while Jooris and Rob DeCiantis repeated the feat for Dundas. Ryan Black was stopped by Della Vedova, setting the stage for Bobby Stewart, who shot one past goaltender John Barrow to give the McCoys a dramatic, come-from-behind win in front of a boisterous crowd at Grightmire Arena.

"That was our best crowd of the year and it was fun to win in a shoot out, for us and the fans," said an ecstatic Robertson after the game. "I hope they all come back for this weekend's (Friday January 27 and Saturday the 28) exciting match ups."

The McCoys will try to keep the momentum going, first against the Vipers, then against Petrolia. Fans who purchase tickets to Friday night's game can get tickets for Saturday night's key contest for only five dollars.

Coming in February, the McCoys will take a stroll down memory lane, on Friday, February 3. The players will don the jerseys of the 1965-66 Dundas Merchants, in honour of that team's OHA Championship season. The game will also be the McCoys' $100,000 night, where the first 1,000 fans will receive $100 in redeemable coupons from local merchants. "It should be a great night," said an enthusiastic Don Robertson.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

McCoys bounce back from Tillsonburg to sting Cambridge Hornets

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A week after the Dundas Real McCoys pulled off an upset win over the second-place Tillsonburg Vipers at home, the roles were reversed as the scene shifted to the snake pit.

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 McCoys' General Manager Don 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 surrendered four goals while playing with a man down on six occasions. McCoys goaltender Scott 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 but the Vipers cut the lead in half with a power play goal of their own 34 seconds into the second stanza. The McCoys answered with a Mark Jooris power play tally at 7:08, to regain their two-goal edge. Tillsonburg was able to knife the lead back to 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 twenty minutes was ready for lift off. In a 38-second span, Dundas again expanded its lead. 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 goals, including two consecutive power play markers and a game tying point, at 17:59, that was redirected past Della Vedova courtesy of one of his teammates.

The Vipers took immediate control of the overtime, scoring barely a minute in and refusing to give the McCoys even 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.

Next up, the McCoys faced off against the Cambridge Hornets, and managed to battle back from a 3-0 deficit to steal one away from the last place squad. The 5-4 win was the fifth consecutive game that Dundas has at least earned a single point and a nice way to kick off a very important five-game home stand.

The Hornets jumped ahead 3-0 early in the first period with Steve Rice tallying twice. When the visitors hit three, the McCoys responded, with defenceman Marc West putting one past the Cambridge keeper. The Hornets stung back before the period ended, with Ryan Black finding room behind Dave Digironimo with 36 seconds to go. At the end of the first frame, the Hornets had a comfortable 4-1edge.

Jooris and Scott Young picked up second period goals and Dundas out shot the Hornets by a 14-6 count, allowing them to creep back into the contest.

"After I mentioned to our guys that we needed them to play and not watch, they really picked it up," explained McCoys General Manager Don Robertson. The GM's motivational tactics paid dividends, as did the decision to put Della Vedova in between the pipes for the start of the second period. Della Vedova didn't allow the puck to get by him in his 45 minutes of action.

Third period play mirrored the second, as Dundas out shot Cambridge, 12-6. Mike Gamble knotted the score at fours before the midway point of the period, forcing the match into overtime.

The extra five minutes settled nothing, leaving it up to a shoot out to decide the final point. Dave Lylyk and Steve Rice each scored on the first two shots for Cambridge, while Jooris and Rob DeCiantis repeated the feat for Dundas. Ryan Black was stopped by Della Vedova, setting the stage for Bobby Stewart, who shot one past goaltender John Barrow to give the McCoys a dramatic, come-from-behind win in front of a boisterous crowd at Grightmire Arena.

"That was our best crowd of the year and it was fun to win in a shoot out, for us and the fans," said an ecstatic Robertson after the game. "I hope they all come back for this weekend's (Friday January 27 and Saturday the 28) exciting match ups."

The McCoys will try to keep the momentum going, first against the Vipers, then against Petrolia. Fans who purchase tickets to Friday night's game can get tickets for Saturday night's key contest for only five dollars.

Coming in February, the McCoys will take a stroll down memory lane, on Friday, February 3. The players will don the jerseys of the 1965-66 Dundas Merchants, in honour of that team's OHA Championship season. The game will also be the McCoys' $100,000 night, where the first 1,000 fans will receive $100 in redeemable coupons from local merchants. "It should be a great night," said an enthusiastic Don Robertson.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas