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Congratulations Dundas Real McCoy's on your 2014 Allan Cup Victory! The entire week was full of energy from the volunteers, organizers and teams. I had a great time shooting for Hamilton Scores "The voice of the #HamOnt amateur sport community". All my photographs from the event can be viewed at www.Presentitphoto.com (Direct Link-2014 Allan Cup) Please enjoy my favourite picks from the tournament.

Last year I posted about the Real McCoy's because they sponsored the newly added Atom Select team. Since adopted by the DMHA they were known as the Dundas Jr. Real McCoy's. Being part of a small community it is nice to have the boys mentored by an amazing group of local hockey players. The McCoy's sponsored the boys who were in hockey limbo and gave time to run a very special practice. Read More: They Sure Are the Real McCoy  | Hockey Links

Real_McCoys_HelpOn a personal note, my little guy tried out for rep that year and didn't make it. The coach of the Atom Selects was a former Real McCoy's player giving his time to share the love of the game. A wonderful parent network and commitment to the team led to lifetime experiences for our boys. These moments add growth to our children and deepens the ambition to be better hockey players. In my sons case, he wanted to try out for the rep team again. Once again he didn't make it. In light of some events he was asked to join the team. He had a great hockey year and the team building experiences are unforgettable. Now that hockey tryouts are around the corner, he has come to play. The Allan Cup Championship game has momentum that is inspiring to a young athlete. Mentorship is not only a one time moment, it is an ongoing connection and relationship.

The feedback from the 2014 Allan Cup by community members give a sense of loyalty and pride. I am pleased to present this video from the Championship day!

It was an extremely busy week. Just coming out of the OBA's in Windsor my computer hard drive failed. Creative Technologies in Burlington has worked hard to get me up and running. I hope to have a newly revised machine by the end of the week. Now among all that my daughter caught that awful hacking cold and was off school all week, my son had multiple sports-lessons and his birthday celebrations, I was shooting tons of hockey, my colleague from the Syracuse Crunch was in town to shoot the Bulldogs and I was hosting Easter Dinner.  Needless to say I stopped to smell the roses in the beautiful flower bouquet from by sweetheart. Ahhhhhhhhh got it all done though! 

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As I wind down from hockey season, I will be processing the last of the images and putting together a portfolio specific to hockey.  Dave Black, SI photographer said my football is strong, but where is all the hockey? If I'm from Canada I should have more hockey in my portfolio. Well ya gotta listen and do when someone like Dave gives you advice. OH and I am very excited...no wait jumpy excited to meet with Dave Sandford-NHL photographer to gain some valuable photographic advice. It's kinda funny because I first met Dave Sandford back in 1997 at an event I was running. Yesterday when I was going through some photos I found this one one of a future NHL'r from the Whitby area. Jason Ward played in the OLA Celebrity Lacrosse Challenge. Here he is with NHL greats (L-R backrow: Adam Foot, Gary Roberts, Jason Ward, Joe Nieuwendyk, Colin Patterson. L-R Front Row: Darren Pang, Doug Gilmore, Brendan Shanahan, Stan Johnathan) all played lacrosse to improve their hockey skills.

At the time I was the Marketing Director for the OLA. I was just starting out as a photographer back then on film and we hired a professional photographer for the event to take the team shots. Such a small world to come full circle, live in a small town, support our local team and find a photo with some history.  Photo: Real McCoy, Jason Ward (1997) and NHL Celebrities

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The Hamilton Bulldogs (1) finished their season with a loss to the Syracuse Crunch (3) on April 20th, 2014 at FirstOntario Centre. Shout Out: Thank you Brandon Taylor, Hamilton Bulldogs photographer for sharing the glass and strobes all season. From beginning to end, it was so much fun to work with you.

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Photo: Hamilton Bulldog, Mike Blunden fires one off at the Syracuse in the final game of the season. View Photos Here: http://presentitphoto.com/hamilton_bulldogs

One last shout out...THANK YOU DMHA for the feedback on the 2013- 2014 Yearbook. The positive response and the enjoyment the membership has shared has been overwhelming. It is always a lot of work for all the volunteers and community to gather and submit the images and content, but they did an amazing job! Amy Yanover, DMHA Sponsorship bent over backwards to keep the deadlines and we accomplished amazing things together as a team. It is a true pleasure to design and include my own photographs for the Dundas hockey community to enjoy for a lifetime. "The yearbooks are great...very glossy, colourful and professional! Thank you!"..."Awesome yearbook cover!"..."The yearbook is awesome and a great keepsake for our family..."Best Yearbook EVER!!!"...

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Real McCoys Pick Up 2nd Allan Cup Win

Source: Larry Robertson (Hamilton Scores)

DUNDAS—Ryan Christie was everywhere – even trapped on his back in the Bentley Generals net – as the Dundas Real McCoys skated to a 6-2 victory in the second day of preliminary round play in the 2014 Allan Cup Hockey Tournament Tuesday night (April 15) at the JL Grightmire Arena.

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The Dundas Real McCoys score, en route to a 6-2 victory over Bentley Generals on Tuesday night at the Grightmire Arena. 

Earlier in the day, Clarenville Newfoundland and Labrador Caribous defeated Kenora Thistles, 5-2.Dundas leads preliminary play with two wins.

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On Wednesday (April 16) in preliminary round play, Brantford Blast takes on Clarenville at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Generals- South East Prairie Thunder contest at 7:30 p.m.

Christie with all his rambunctious play finished the night with a shorthanded goal and an assist, and six minutes in penalties.

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On the scoreboard, Greg Stewart led the Dundas attack with a pair of goals including a shorthanded one, while Justin Davis had a goal and two assists. Nick Smith and Scott Mifsud added single goals. Simon Mangos set up two of the Real McCoys goals.

Kyle Bailey scored both of the Bentley goals, one on a shorthanded play.

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In the earlier game, Martin Lapointe became the hero rather than the goat for Clarenville as he returned from a high sticking penalty to score the insurance goal in the Caribous’ victory over Kenora.

Lapointe was sent off at 10:35 of the third period, and Kenora turned up the heat on Clarenville, only to turn over the puck on the Clarenville blueline to Doug O’Brien. O’Brien in turn flipped the puck over a Kenora defender as Lapointe raced from the penalty box for open ice and the loose puck, which he corralled and fired past Tyler Gordon in the Kenora goal.

The counter gave the Caribous a 4-2 lead and deflated the Thistles. Luke Gallant scored into an empty net on an unassisted play to complete the Caribous scoring with 24 seconds left.

Rodi Short, Cam Fergus, and Gallant collected a goal and an assist each with Ryan Desrosiers and Lapointe adding single goals. Peter Campbell set up two of the Clarenville scoring plays.

Ryan Pearson and former Dundas Real McCoys forward TJ Sakaluk accounted for the Kenora scoring. [symple_divider style="solid" margin_top="20px" margin_bottom="20px"]

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Schedule and Results

Monday, April 14 Kenora vs. Brantford 4 – 5 South East vs. Dundas 3 – 4

Tuesday, April 15 Clarenville vs. Kenora 5 – 2 Dundas vs. Bentley 6 – 2

Wednesday, April 16 Brantford vs. Clarenville 3:30pm Bentley vs. South East 7:30pm

Thursday, April 17 Quarterfinals Quarterfinals

Friday, April 18 Semifinals Semifinals

Saturday, April 19 Championship Final 3pm (TSN)

(all times are EDT)

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Dundas, Brantford Open Allan Cup with Wins

Source: Larry Robertson (Hamilton Scores) DUNDAS—Cam Watson’s unassisted goal from a goalmouth scramble in the third period gave the host Dundas Real McCoys a 4-3 opening round 2014 Allan Cup Hockey Tournament win over the South East Prairie Thunder Monday night in the JL Grightmire Arena. _RLW7322 Dundas’ Cam Watson celebrates his game winning goal.  Earlier in the day, the Brantford Blast edged Kenora Thistles, 5-4, to open week-long series to determine Canada’s best Senior hockey club. Dundas takes on Bentley Generals from Red Deer, Alberta at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Playing at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday are Clarenville Newfoundland and Labrador Caribous against Kenora. Brantford’s next game is Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. against Clarenville. All games will be played at the Grightmire Arena. _RLW8361 The crowd takes in the 2014 Allan Cup tournament at the JL Grightmire Arena. The tournament continues at the Grightmire through Friday. On Monday night, the Real McCoys had to shake off a penalty shot goal by the Thunder’s Ryan St Laurent. Both teams were even after two periods at 3-3 when Watson scored the game-winner off a rebound. The McCoys outshot South East Prairie, 29-21. _RLW8810 Jordan Foreman, Simon Mangos on a powerplay, and Nick Smith rounded out the Dundas scoring, while Ryan Christie and Jason Ward set up two McCoys goals each. Brad Purdie and Shea Hamilton had the other Thunder goals. All three of the South East Prairie goals were unassisted and the Thunder failed to score on five powerplay opportunities, while Dundas was one for six. _RLW8908 Joel Prpic paced the Brantford attack with a pair of goals while Chris Leveille added a goal and an assist. Mike Burgoyne (shorthanded) and Dave Russell added single goals. _RLW8431 Kenora’s lineup featured two former Real McCoys – TJ Sakaluk and Dan Pitre, both of whom were released by Dundas at the Ontario Hockey Association’s Jan. 10 cutdown date. Sakaluk picked a goal for Kenora while Pitre was held pointless. Rob Lawrence, Jesse Baraniuk on a powerplay, and Sean McAslan scored for the Thistles.

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Jr. Real McCoy’s Hockey Poster

Hockey Poster | Dundas Jr. Real McCoy's | Select Atom Division

The surprise is out and it was a huge success! Both the kids, parents and coaches love the poster. I was able to present them on a Fuji Pearl paper that boasts a three-dimensional image because of the ultra-bright background and pearlescent film and laminate finish. The poster was mounted on a 2mm styrene with a lustre coating and an archival value of 100-200 years.

[cincopa AwNAjIrLKOwW] My favorite part about photographing the team was the shower stall photo shoot.  The boys got a kick out of the that when they giggled and said "These are the bathroom photos?". Who knew?....These kids rocked it with their sweaty after game look. It's amazing the expressions a little role play with the kids in game mode can get you...even artistically! Brady650 The headshots were done with a Westcott Ice Light that is basically a portable daylight, Nikon SB800, Reflector and Nikon D3s Jonnah

Thank You to The Dundas Jr. Real McCoy's Atom Select Hockey Team, Coaches and Families for a Wonderful 2012-2013 Season!

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They sure are “The Real McCoy”!

Dundas Atom Selects-Jr. Real McCoys | J.L. Grightmire Market Street Arena | April 4th 2013

What a great way to end the hockey season. Players from the Real McCoy's Sr. A hockey team took time Thursday night to run a practice for the DMHA Atom Selects. It was a big surprise when Smith, Christie and Worosz took to the ice. The Jr. Real McCoy's had a great time doing new drills and getting hockey tips from their senior mentors. Real_McCoys_Help-4

Real McCoy's #4, Nick Smith is from Hamilton, Ontario. Playing experience: Barrie (OHL),Louisville-Saint John-Cincinnati (AHL), Port Huron (UHL) and Bietigheim (Germany)

Real_McCoys_Help-1 Real McCoy's Captain #24, Ryan Christie is from Beamsville, Ontario. Playing experience: Owen Sound (OHL), Michigan-Utah (IHL), Dallas-Calgary (NHL), Saint John-Toronto (AHL), Las Vegas (ECHL), Milan (Italy). Real_McCoys_Help-3

Real McCoy's Goalie #30, Bryan Worosz is from Brantford, Ontario. Playing experience: Canisius (NCAA), Austin (CHL), Toledo (ECHL), Pee Dee (SPHL), Flint (UHL) Real_McCoys_Help-2

Some Photos of our Big Brothers-Smith, Christie and Worosz in game action!

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McCoys ‘Wobbling’ into Playoffs

Source: Larry Robertson | February 19, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

Fans of the Dundas Real McCoys were left scratching their heads and wondering ‘where are the REAL McCoys?’ after the club, which had shown such promise finished the week with consecutive losses to the league leading Brantford Blast and the second place Whitby Dunlops.

“Last week’s games didn’t mean much, and boy did it show. I’m sure that will not carry over into the playoffs with Whitby,” said general manager Don Robertson.

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TJ Sakaluk, the lone scorer for Dundas last Wednesday gets lassoed by the Whitby Dunlops on the this goal scoring attempt last Friday night in the JL Grightmire Arena.  Dundas fell 9-4 to the Dunlops

Nate Brooks and Brett McConnachie scored twice each for Whitby last Friday (Feb. 15) as the Dunlops defeated Dundas, 9-4, in the McCoys final Allan Cup Hockey regular season home game in the JL Grightmire Arena.

Justin Davis scored twice with Steve Hurst and Cam Watson adding single goals for Dundas.

Dundas fell 6-1 to the Blast last Wednesday (Feb. 13) at Brantford as TJ Sakaluk scored the lone Dundas goal.

“We’re not exactly screeching into the playoffs this year … it’s more like a wobble. We’ve done this in the past, and we have found success. So let’s get at it and see what happens,” added Robertson.

“Whitby is always a tough team, however, we’ve seen them in the playoffs a few times recently, so we know what to expect. A series with them is always tough, and provides great hockey. This year will be no exception.”

Brantford finished in first place with 20 wins and four losses while the Dunlops came second with 15 wins and nine losses. Dundas was third with a 13-11 mark.

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The best-of-seven semi-final between Dundas and the Dunlops opens in Whitby on Wednesday (Feb. 20) at 8 p.m., and returns to the Dundas Grightmire Arena two nights later at 7:45 p.m. Game three is set for Whitby on Saturday (Feb. 23) at 6:30 p.m. Game four will be at Dundas on Friday, March 1 at 7:45 p.m. The final three games, if necessary, have yet to be determined.

In addition to Brooks and McConnachie, Whitby got single goals from Darren Doherty, Chuck MacLennan, Kyle Musselman, Adam Van Dam, and Dylan O’Neil.

In other action, Orillia Sunrise Toyota Tundras and Welland Whalers met Tuesday night (Feb. 19) in the West Orillia Sports Complex in the second game of a two-game total-goal wild card playoff to determine fourth place in the standings and the final playoff spot. Both teams tied 1-1 at Welland in the opening game of the series on Monday (Feb. 18).

Under ACH rules if five or fewer points separated the fourth and fifth place teams in the final standings, a wild-card series would be held to determine the final playoff spot. The winner of that series would be awarded fourth place and proceed into the semi-finals while the loser of the series would be eliminated from post-season play.

The winner of the Tundras-Whalers series will advance against the Blast in a best-of-five semi-final. Game Photos | Real McCoys (4) vs Whitby Dunlops (9) | Friday, February 15th, 2013 [nggallery id=91]

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Dundas Preparing for Playoff with Whitby

Dundas Preparing for Playoff with Whitby Source: Larry Robertson | February 4, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

With two weekends remaining in the 2012-13 Allan Cup Hockey schedule, Dundas Real McCoys trail the second place Whitby Dunlops by one point in the race for second place in the league standings.

However, it appears it would take a wholesale collapse by Whitby before Dundas could overtake them. The Real McCoys have two games left – against Brantford and the Dunlops – while Whitby has four games to go.

The McCoys play the Blast on Friday (Feb. 8) at 7:30 p.m. in the Brantford Civic Centre, and wind up their season the following week against the visiting Dunlops on Feb. 15 at the JL Grightmire Arena.

Last Friday (Feb. 1), Nick Smith netted two goals as the Real McCoys earned their 13th victory of the season, defeating the Welland Whalers, 4-3, in a shootout in the Grightmire Arena.

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Real McCoys’ Mike Amodeo looks for a rebound against Welland goalie. 

“We played as well as we needed to, to earn the victory, however, Welland is a young club and they just keep coming at you all night,” said Dundas coach Ken Mann. “Brantford will be a good test for us this week. We play the top two teams in the League as we close out the schedule.”

After last weekend’s action, Whitby and Dundas remained a point apart in second and third spots with 27 and 26 points apiece. Brantford, in spite of the Friday night loss, remains in top spot with 36 points.

“We have one Ontario Hockey Association player registration card left, and we are going to use to sign a player who can step up right now, and give us our best chance to win,” said Dundas general manager Don Robertson. “It’s clear that we will play Whitby in the first round of the playoffs and must be ready for them.”

In addition to Smith’s powerplay goal and winner in the shootout, Dundas got single goals from Justin Davis and Cam Watson. Drew Minor scored twice for Welland, including one on a powerplay and one shorthanded. Dan Marwick added the other.

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