Dundas Real McCoys dressed up and ready for the playoff ball

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After five months of hard work, the Dundas Real McCoys are dressed and ready for the ball - they just have to wait and see who their dance partner will be.

Last weekend, the McCoys punched their ticket to the postseason dance, with consecutive wins in Brantford and Petrolia. They kicked off their playoff push with an impressive 3-1 victory at the Civic Centre in Brantford. Paul Lawson, Rob DeCiantis and Mike Gamble potted goals in the win, while Dave Digironimo was extraordinary between the pipes, making 29 saves.

General Manager Don Robertson was thrilled with his team's terrific effort in its own end, and a great result achieved in a tough environment.

"In front of a full house (approx. 2800), we played a great defensive game and came away with a huge win, while carrying a full line up," he said.

On Saturday, a shortened bench didn't slow down the red hot McCoys, as they cruised to a 6-2 win over the last-place Petrolia Squires, officially earning the club a playoff post. DeCiantis was brilliant on offence for Dundas, finishing off a hat trick midway through the third period. He scored once on the power play, once while shorthanded and the other at even strength. Mike Aglor, Mike Perna and Bill McDougal also found the back of the net for the McCoys, who won the game in spite of dressing just 10 men. Scott Della Vedova followed Digironimo's big night in net with a stellar game of his own, turning aside 36 pucks in the win. Robertson, once again, was impressed with how his players stepped up in a critical situation.

"We were short staffed tonight, but came up big with 10 players and a very disciplined win to guarantee a playoff spot," he stated.

The McCoys, head into their final two games this weekend having earned at least a point in 12 of their last 13 games. Dundas welcomes a team still fighting for their playoff lives, the Cambridge Hornets, to Grightmire Arena in their home finale tonight (Friday February 24), before closing their season out back at the hive in Cambridge on Sunday. A win or a tie in either game for the McCoys will lock down the number three seed and set up a main event fight with either Brantford or Tillsonburg in the opening round of the playoffs. The Hornets are still hoping to secure a playoff berth of their own.

Cambridge sits in fourth place heading into tonight, ahead of Petrolia by just a single point for the final spot. The McCoys and Hornets have played each other very evenly this season, having both won three times against the other. Dundas won the last two meetings, both on Grightmire ice.

With the playoff position secured, the other race McCoys fans have a vested interest in is the MLH scoring title. Brantford's Tyler Pelton leads the way with 60 points, while Petrolia's Jason Polera and the defending scoring king, Mark Jooris, of the Real McCoys, trail by only one point, at 59 each. Having already completed his 32-game schedule, Pelton will sit and watch Polera and Jooris duke it out to surpass him, in their final two games this weekend.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

Dundas Real McCoys dressed up and ready for the playoff ball

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After five months of hard work, the Dundas Real McCoys are dressed and ready for the ball - they just have to wait and see who their dance partner will be.

Last weekend, the McCoys punched their ticket to the postseason dance, with consecutive wins in Brantford and Petrolia. They kicked off their playoff push with an impressive 3-1 victory at the Civic Centre in Brantford. Paul Lawson, Rob DeCiantis and Mike Gamble potted goals in the win, while Dave Digironimo was extraordinary between the pipes, making 29 saves.

General Manager Don Robertson was thrilled with his team's terrific effort in its own end, and a great result achieved in a tough environment.

"In front of a full house (approx. 2800), we played a great defensive game and came away with a huge win, while carrying a full line up," he said.

On Saturday, a shortened bench didn't slow down the red hot McCoys, as they cruised to a 6-2 win over the last-place Petrolia Squires, officially earning the club a playoff post. DeCiantis was brilliant on offence for Dundas, finishing off a hat trick midway through the third period. He scored once on the power play, once while shorthanded and the other at even strength. Mike Aglor, Mike Perna and Bill McDougal also found the back of the net for the McCoys, who won the game in spite of dressing just 10 men. Scott Della Vedova followed Digironimo's big night in net with a stellar game of his own, turning aside 36 pucks in the win. Robertson, once again, was impressed with how his players stepped up in a critical situation.

"We were short staffed tonight, but came up big with 10 players and a very disciplined win to guarantee a playoff spot," he stated.

The McCoys, head into their final two games this weekend having earned at least a point in 12 of their last 13 games. Dundas welcomes a team still fighting for their playoff lives, the Cambridge Hornets, to Grightmire Arena in their home finale tonight (Friday February 24), before closing their season out back at the hive in Cambridge on Sunday. A win or a tie in either game for the McCoys will lock down the number three seed and set up a main event fight with either Brantford or Tillsonburg in the opening round of the playoffs. The Hornets are still hoping to secure a playoff berth of their own.

Cambridge sits in fourth place heading into tonight, ahead of Petrolia by just a single point for the final spot. The McCoys and Hornets have played each other very evenly this season, having both won three times against the other. Dundas won the last two meetings, both on Grightmire ice.

With the playoff position secured, the other race McCoys fans have a vested interest in is the MLH scoring title. Brantford's Tyler Pelton leads the way with 60 points, while Petrolia's Jason Polera and the defending scoring king, Mark Jooris, of the Real McCoys, trail by only one point, at 59 each. Having already completed his 32-game schedule, Pelton will sit and watch Polera and Jooris duke it out to surpass him, in their final two games this weekend.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas

Dundas Real McCoys dressed up and ready for the playoff ball

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

After five months of hard work, the Dundas Real McCoys are dressed and ready for the ball - they just have to wait and see who their dance partner will be.

Last weekend, the McCoys punched their ticket to the postseason dance, with consecutive wins in Brantford and Petrolia. They kicked off their playoff push with an impressive 3-1 victory at the Civic Centre in Brantford. Paul Lawson, Rob DeCiantis and Mike Gamble potted goals in the win, while Dave Digironimo was extraordinary between the pipes, making 29 saves.

General Manager Don Robertson was thrilled with his team's terrific effort in its own end, and a great result achieved in a tough environment.

"In front of a full house (approx. 2800), we played a great defensive game and came away with a huge win, while carrying a full line up," he said.

On Saturday, a shortened bench didn't slow down the red hot McCoys, as they cruised to a 6-2 win over the last-place Petrolia Squires, officially earning the club a playoff post. DeCiantis was brilliant on offence for Dundas, finishing off a hat trick midway through the third period. He scored once on the power play, once while shorthanded and the other at even strength. Mike Aglor, Mike Perna and Bill McDougal also found the back of the net for the McCoys, who won the game in spite of dressing just 10 men. Scott Della Vedova followed Digironimo's big night in net with a stellar game of his own, turning aside 36 pucks in the win. Robertson, once again, was impressed with how his players stepped up in a critical situation.

"We were short staffed tonight, but came up big with 10 players and a very disciplined win to guarantee a playoff spot," he stated.

The McCoys, head into their final two games this weekend having earned at least a point in 12 of their last 13 games. Dundas welcomes a team still fighting for their playoff lives, the Cambridge Hornets, to Grightmire Arena in their home finale tonight (Friday February 24), before closing their season out back at the hive in Cambridge on Sunday. A win or a tie in either game for the McCoys will lock down the number three seed and set up a main event fight with either Brantford or Tillsonburg in the opening round of the playoffs. The Hornets are still hoping to secure a playoff berth of their own.

Cambridge sits in fourth place heading into tonight, ahead of Petrolia by just a single point for the final spot. The McCoys and Hornets have played each other very evenly this season, having both won three times against the other. Dundas won the last two meetings, both on Grightmire ice.

With the playoff position secured, the other race McCoys fans have a vested interest in is the MLH scoring title. Brantford's Tyler Pelton leads the way with 60 points, while Petrolia's Jason Polera and the defending scoring king, Mark Jooris, of the Real McCoys, trail by only one point, at 59 each. Having already completed his 32-game schedule, Pelton will sit and watch Polera and Jooris duke it out to surpass him, in their final two games this weekend.

-Submitted by Mark Sakalauskas