Mole, Mangos shine in Dundas shootout
Dundas Real McCoys worked a short bench to their advantage as they edged the Brantford Blast 2-1 in a shootout in their final Allan Cup Hockey regular season game at home tonight in the JL Grightmire Arena. Dundas goalkeeper Mike Mole, time after time in the final minutes and seconds of the third period and the overtime Mole demonstrated why he was the Most Valuable Player in the 2014 Allan Cup Hockey Tournament won by the McCoys. The two clubs traded goals by Brantford’s Derek Medeiros and Jake Guindon for the McCoys, however, in the third Shawn Snider narrowly missed banking a shot from the point past Blast netminder Brett Leggat. A couple of minutes later Dundas wired another shot off the goalpost to Leggat’s right that could have sealed the victory for the McCoys. In the shootout, defenceman Simon Mangos scored the only goal as he skated in on Leggat, drew him down, pulled the puck to his (Mangos’s) right and swept the puck behind the Blast goalie.
Prior to tonight’s game, Tom Strauch Senior Hockey Chairman of the Ontario Hockey Association presented Chris Hulit with the OHA’s Senior AAA Player of the Month Award for January. In eight games, the Sault Ste. Marie native scored seven goals added six assists for 13 points.
The game was a fund raising event in support of the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Foundation for the Centre for Hospice Palliative Care “Compassionate Care that Celebrates Life.” A portion of the price of each ticket sold was donated to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Foundation. It was also Home Depot, Dundas Minor Hockey Association Night in Dundas.
Wednesday night (February 17), the McCoys take on the Hamilton Steelhawks in a one-game suddendeath playoff game to determine which club will advance against the fourth place team (Thorold Athletics) in a best-of-three playoff beginning on Friday, February 19th. The McCoys won the five-game regular seasons series 3-2 in games.