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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.

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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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Goals Few and Far Between for School Day Bulldogs

Source: Bulldogs Communications (Hamilton Scores)

For a fifth straight game, the Hamilton Bulldogs had little to show for their efforts and sent home more than 12,000 disappointed fans after dropping a 3-1 American Hockey League decision to the visiting Rochester Americans on Wednesday (Nov. 13).

But the one positive outcome of the School Day Game (the opening faceoff was at 10 a.m.) at Copps Coliseum was Bulldogs’ rookie forward Sven Andrighetto scoring in a fourth consecutive game.

School day fans cheer on the Hamilton Bulldogs at Copps Coliseum. (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

The loss left Hamilton with a 5-6-0-3 record while their North Division rivals improved their first place standing with a 6-3-2-2 record. Despite the five straight setbacks Hamilton sits third in the division, just three points back of the Amerks. Hamilton has scored one goal in each of its last three games.

Rochester got a pair of goals from Luke Adam – his 10th and 11th of the season – and a single marker from Phil Varone.

Andrighetto notched his team-leading seventh goal of the season to tie the game 1-1 after one period of play.

After a scoreless second period, Adam scored just 23 seconds into the third period. His second goal was into a net vacated by goaltender Dustin Tokarski for an extra attacker.

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Tokarski made 33 saves on 35 shots for the Bulldogs and his counterpart, Matt Hackett, stopped 26 shots.

The Bulldogs went 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Americans went 1-for-6.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday (Nov. 15), when the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche) visit Copps for a 7:30 p.m. game.

And for that game, the Bulldogs should have forward Gabriel Dumont and defenceman Greg Pateryn in their lineup. The two were returned to Hamilton from the Montreal Canadiens after a callup to the National Hockey League team.

Over 12,000 filled the stands at Copps on Wednesday. (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Dumont has been held pointless in two games with Montreal this season. In 12 games with Hamilton this season he has four assists.

Pateryn has not dressed with Montreal this season. He has played in seven games with Hamilton this season, recording seven points (three goals, four assists) and eight penalty minutes.

Scoring summary

1st Period: 1. RCH – Phil Varone (4) – (Unassisted) – 5:02 2. HAM – Sven Andrighetto (7) – (Mike Blunden, Martin St. Pierre) – 14:20

2nd Period: No scoring

3rd Period: 3. RCH – Luke Adam (10) – (Kevin Sundher, Mike Zigomanis) – 0:23 4. RCH – Luke Adam (11) – (Jamie Tardif, Phil Varone) – 19:41 (EN, PP)

Shots:

Rochester: 14-8-14–36 Hamilton: 10-9-8–27

Attendance: 12,185

A HUGE THANK YOU to the Hamilton Bulldogs Organization and Photographer Brandon Taylor for the invitation to photographs such an energizing event!  What a real life experience field trip to go to an AHL game with 12K+ of your peers...On a school day....YAY! I tried to get around as much as possible to photograph all the amazing Bulldog posters and the fans. I only wish I could have photographed them all. My personal growth lesson for day was to challenge myself by shooting strobe the entire game on ice level. That meant no 4oo from the birds nest or rapid fire. Sometimes changing the camera settings from crowd shots to action was a challenge. Brandon is tremendously encouraging and really fun to shoot with. I focused more than usual on ambiance of the event and specifically the crowd.  I was in AWE!!!! Copps Coliseum SHOOOOOOOOK with the kids making noise...I think the girls won LOL! I hope you feel the energy when you watch the highlights of the game from my perspective.  Get out to a Hamilton Bulldog game...It would be nice to see that energy again and everyone cheering for great hockey!!! Go Dawgs! Ok so it wasn't a victory, but the kids celebrated like it was! Hamilton Bulldogs (1) vs Rochester Americans (3) at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton on November 13, 2013

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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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Beefed Up Defence, Team Effort Lifts Dundas

Source: Larry Robertson | January 28, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

It is down to the crunch for the Dundas Real McCoys with just three weekends left in the Allan Cup Hockey regular season. Every game from this point onward is a must win including this Friday’s (Feb. 1) against the Welland Whalers in the JL Grightmire Arena. Game time is 7:45 p.m. 

Dundas gained considerable ground on the Whitby Dunlops with solid victories over the first place Brantford Blast and the Welland Whalers. The addition of former National Hockey League defenceman Jay McKee to the Dundas lineup also gave the Real McCoys some additional respect.

In their final three games, Dundas will face Welland, Brantford, and Whitby, so the road will not be easy.

Last Friday, Dundas handed Brantford its second consecutive ACH loss by a score of 7-4 in the Grightmire Arena. Cam Watson scored twice including the game winner against the Blast last Friday night at home and got his third goal of the weekend in the McCoys 9-3 win over the Whalers the following night at Welland. He also set up a goal in that game.

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“As a group we played much better on the weekend. We worked hard for our wins,” said general manager Don Robertson. “It was nice to see Bryan (Worosz) play well, and he gave us better goaltending in both of the games.”

“McKee played well in both games, and as he plays more he’ll get a better feel for the league. The good news is he has another gear to go up for playoffs, and that will be a tremendous help for us,” Robertson added.

“With Bryan playing well and with the addition of Maund and his AHL experience plus having Mark Jooris back again we feel good going into the playoffs.”

McKee’s addition to the roster over the weekend lifted the play of the entire defence corps to a new level. His play was complimented by the arrival of former American Hockey League defenceman Jeff MacMillan.

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Dundas welcomes former NHL defenceman Jay McKee to the lineup.

The 35-year-old McKee played 802 regular season game in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, and Pittsburgh Penguins from 1995-96 to 2009-10. He was a regular on the Sabres defence in 582 games from 1995-96 through 2005-06. He played three seasons with the Blues and finished his career with Pittsburgh in 2009-10. Overall, he played in 60 NHL playoff games.

MacMillan, 33, spent five seasons in the AHL from 2001-02 to 2005-06 with the Utah Grizzlies, Hartford Wolf Pack and Syracuse Crunch, and had a brief tour of duty with the NHL Dallas Stars. He won a Memorial Cup with the Oshawa Generals in 1996-97.

Dundas never trailed last Friday as it posted leads of 1-0 and 2-1 after the first and second periods. The loss for Brantford was the third of the year for the league leaders. The Blast now has a record of 16 wins and three losses. Whitby Dunlops are second with 11 wins and seven losses while Dundas holds third with a 12-9 mark.

Celebrate Dundas celebrates a goal on route to a 7-4 win over the Brantford Blast 

Friday’s win moved the McCoys within three points of the second place Dunlops. The following night Dundas narrowed the gap to one point, with its victory over the Whalers in the Welland Arena. Dundas scored four times in the first period, once in the second and hammered home four more in the third against the Whalers as Ryan Christie and Scott Stafford scored twice each. Christie picked up three assists.

Nick Smith, Watson (powerplay), Mike Berry, Scott Mifsud, and Darryl Smith rounded out the scoring with a goal each. Mifsud set up three scoring plays with Nick Smith and Berry drawing two assists apiece. Jeff White and Dan Pitre each had two assists.

Last Friday, in addition to Watson, the McCoys got single goals from Justin Davis, Darryl Smith (shorthanded), Christie (powerplay), Nick Smith, and Jooris (empty net). It was Darryl Smith’s shorthanded goal on a breakaway in the third that turned the tide in favour of Dundas. For Brantford Chris Rebernik scored twice with Mike Burgoyne and Joel Prpic adding one each.

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