Watson and Stafford shine in defeat
DUNDAS—You can call it a missed opportunity for the Dundas Real McCoys, but there were some positives to the 7-4 loss to the Brantford Blast last Friday night in Allan Cup Hockey in the Brantford Civic Centre.
One of the positives was the return of Cam Watson to the lineup with his first two-goal performance of the season. The other, was another strong offensive performance by Scott Stafford with a second period powerplay goal. Dundas had the best powerplay on the night getting three goals on four opportunities.
Don Robertson, President and General Manager of the Dundas Real McCoys, however, felt his charges were not as mentally prepared as they should have been for the contest.
"Brantford seemed more prepared Friday night and we just didn't respond as well as we had hoped we would. We played without two former pros at centre (Shawn Snider and Dan Lapointe), and that really showed,” said Robertson.
“We don’t have the depth yet to compensate when players are not available, however, we expect to have everybody Friday night at home. This weekend will be a real test because we play both Stoney Creek and Whitby, and that will tell us how we stack up.”
Friday night (November 21) the McCoys play the Stoney Creek Generals at 7:30 p.m. in the JL Grightmire Arena, and then travel to Whitby on Saturday to play the Dunlops at 6:30 p.m. in the Iroquois Sports Centre
In addition to Watson and Stafford, Chris McGuffin added another goal while Simon Mangos assisted on two scoring plays.
Allan Cup Championship night is set for Friday, November 28th when the Allan Cup banner will be raised and all the players will be invited back to receive their Allan Cup rings during a pre-game ceremony.
Dundas Real McCoys season tickets are available by calling 905-627-4880, or at the office of ComChoice Real Estate, 179 King Street West in Dundas.
Dundas posts season-opening sweep
Last Friday, they opened their 2014-15 season with a 5-2 victory over Norwood Vipers in in the JL Grightmire Arena, and followed it up with a 4-1 win over Stoney Creek Generals in the Gateway Arena.
"Last year, it seemed we just changed the lines and let the players go. This year, there’s a lot more instruction needed, and the new guys are responding to it well so far,” said President and General Manager Don Robertson.
Curtis Campbell and Shawn Snider had a goal and two assists apiece in the home opener, with Keegan Rowe, Omar Ennaffatti, and Chris McGuffin adding singles. Rowe and Ennaffatti each assisted on a goal. In addition to Diminie, Joe Curry scored once for Norwood.
Last Sunday, in the McCoys first road game of the season, Snider picked up another two-point game with a goal and an assist. Dan Lapointe and Scott Stafford also scored once and set up another goal each. McGuffin had the other Dundas goal, while teammate, Mike Amodeo set up two goals. Dundas scored in each period even though they were outshot 51-29 by Stoney Creek. Mike Ruberto had the lone goal for the Generals.
The next action for Dundas is Friday, November 14 when they travel to Brantford to take on the Blast at 7:30 p.m. in the Brantford Community Centre. Dundas returns home to play Stoney Creek on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. before travelling to Whitby to play the Dunlops the following night in the Iroquois Sports Centre at 6:30 p.m.
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