Dundas Real McCoys deliver on home ice

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After getting off to a slow start and spending a majority of the year at the bottom of the five team Major Hockey League pool, the Dundas Real McCoys now find themselves comfortably in third position after four consecutive wins on home ice. The team has earned at least one point in each of eight straight games.

The McCoys' latest victory came last Friday night, when they posted a 7-5 win over the fourth-place Cambridge Hornets. Playing without their four top scorers (Mark Jooris, Mike Kennedy, Bobby Stewart and Rob DeCiantis) the McCoys discovered that they can score no matter who is or isn't on the ice.

Phil Paris finished a hat trick at the mid-point of the second period and defensemen Scott and Jamie Young, Scott Kerr and the returning Bill McDougal also added tot he tally. Mike Aglor chipped in with three key assists.

"With our four leading scorers out of the line up, the guys came up with a great effort," said General Manager Don Robertson.

The McCoys were out shot 42-22, but received goaltender. Scott Della Vedova stopped 37 shots, including 16 in the opening period, to allow his team to open up the floodgates in the last 40 minutes.

Dundas led 2-1 after the first, only to have the Hornets sting quickly in the second stanza to even the score. Scott Young's goal at 11:43 gave the McCoys a 3-2 lead and they stayed ahead until the final buzzer.

The McCoys, who were supposed to take on the Squires on Saturday but had the game postponed due to poor weather, carry a five-point lead over Petrolia in the standings. The game will be made up in the near future, but no date is concrete as of yet. Dundas returns to the ice tonight (Friday, February 10) to host the second-place Tillsonburg Vipers in the first of a home weekend set.

The McCoys have won four of six games versus the Vipers this season, including a 7-5 victory on Grightmire ice the last time these two faced-off, on January 27. Tillsonburg enters tonight's match up riding a two-game win streak, while the McCoys look to extend a four-game string of their own. A pair of wins would certainly make Dundas's playoff position a little more secure, but might also put them back in the hunt for second place - and home ice for the opening round. With the McCoys playing their best hockey in the month of January, a flurried finish in February could be the start of something special in March.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

Dundas Real McCoys deliver on home ice

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After getting off to a slow start and spending a majority of the year at the bottom of the five team Major Hockey League pool, the Dundas Real McCoys now find themselves comfortably in third position after four consecutive wins on home ice. The team has earned at least one point in each of eight straight games.

The McCoys' latest victory came last Friday night, when they posted a 7-5 win over the fourth-place Cambridge Hornets. Playing without their four top scorers (Mark Jooris, Mike Kennedy, Bobby Stewart and Rob DeCiantis) the McCoys discovered that they can score no matter who is or isn't on the ice.

Phil Paris finished a hat trick at the mid-point of the second period and defensemen Scott and Jamie Young, Scott Kerr and the returning Bill McDougal also added tot he tally. Mike Aglor chipped in with three key assists.

"With our four leading scorers out of the line up, the guys came up with a great effort," said General Manager Don Robertson.

The McCoys were out shot 42-22, but received goaltender. Scott Della Vedova stopped 37 shots, including 16 in the opening period, to allow his team to open up the floodgates in the last 40 minutes.

Dundas led 2-1 after the first, only to have the Hornets sting quickly in the second stanza to even the score. Scott Young's goal at 11:43 gave the McCoys a 3-2 lead and they stayed ahead until the final buzzer.

The McCoys, who were supposed to take on the Squires on Saturday but had the game postponed due to poor weather, carry a five-point lead over Petrolia in the standings. The game will be made up in the near future, but no date is concrete as of yet. Dundas returns to the ice tonight (Friday, February 10) to host the second-place Tillsonburg Vipers in the first of a home weekend set.

The McCoys have won four of six games versus the Vipers this season, including a 7-5 victory on Grightmire ice the last time these two faced-off, on January 27. Tillsonburg enters tonight's match up riding a two-game win streak, while the McCoys look to extend a four-game string of their own. A pair of wins would certainly make Dundas's playoff position a little more secure, but might also put them back in the hunt for second place - and home ice for the opening round. With the McCoys playing their best hockey in the month of January, a flurried finish in February could be the start of something special in March.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

Dundas Real McCoys deliver on home ice

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After getting off to a slow start and spending a majority of the year at the bottom of the five team Major Hockey League pool, the Dundas Real McCoys now find themselves comfortably in third position after four consecutive wins on home ice. The team has earned at least one point in each of eight straight games.

The McCoys' latest victory came last Friday night, when they posted a 7-5 win over the fourth-place Cambridge Hornets. Playing without their four top scorers (Mark Jooris, Mike Kennedy, Bobby Stewart and Rob DeCiantis) the McCoys discovered that they can score no matter who is or isn't on the ice.

Phil Paris finished a hat trick at the mid-point of the second period and defensemen Scott and Jamie Young, Scott Kerr and the returning Bill McDougal also added tot he tally. Mike Aglor chipped in with three key assists.

"With our four leading scorers out of the line up, the guys came up with a great effort," said General Manager Don Robertson.

The McCoys were out shot 42-22, but received goaltender. Scott Della Vedova stopped 37 shots, including 16 in the opening period, to allow his team to open up the floodgates in the last 40 minutes.

Dundas led 2-1 after the first, only to have the Hornets sting quickly in the second stanza to even the score. Scott Young's goal at 11:43 gave the McCoys a 3-2 lead and they stayed ahead until the final buzzer.

The McCoys, who were supposed to take on the Squires on Saturday but had the game postponed due to poor weather, carry a five-point lead over Petrolia in the standings. The game will be made up in the near future, but no date is concrete as of yet. Dundas returns to the ice tonight (Friday, February 10) to host the second-place Tillsonburg Vipers in the first of a home weekend set.

The McCoys have won four of six games versus the Vipers this season, including a 7-5 victory on Grightmire ice the last time these two faced-off, on January 27. Tillsonburg enters tonight's match up riding a two-game win streak, while the McCoys look to extend a four-game string of their own. A pair of wins would certainly make Dundas's playoff position a little more secure, but might also put them back in the hunt for second place - and home ice for the opening round. With the McCoys playing their best hockey in the month of January, a flurried finish in February could be the start of something special in March.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas