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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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Hookey Hockey Fun-Fun-Fun!

Wrapping up the 2012-2013 Hockey Season... The Dundas Jr. Real McCoy's Atom Select Hockey Team was given the opportunity for ice time at Copps Coliseum on April 11th, 2013. Although the arena was pretty empty compared to a Hamilton Bulldog game, the young boys were very excited to play on the big ice surface.

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Thank You to the Brantford Church Hockey League and Leanne Knox for helping organize another great hockey experience for the Dundas Selects. [View All Copps Coliseum Photographs]

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I really enjoy shooting venues and can't wait to do some really awesome compositing with the images captured. One thing I learned this hockey season is how much parents love candids of their kids.  I'm so locked on getting the killer action shots, that I forget the silent moments between. That's why in the last series of images you will find a lot of candid player shots for the families.

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The final Select tournament of the year was played at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga. The MHL truly caters to the players and puts on a top notch show. It was the little details like complimentary prize draws for the kids, Game MVP medals, Gift bags and treats after every game...Hey they even had a Mascot! [View All MHL Tournament Photographs]

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Now I'm not going to spoil the surprise but was asked to do a little impromptu project. I look in my camera bag and I have an old Nikon SB800, reflector, Westcott icelight and stool in my car. So I have a concept and decide to do headshots of the boys after the game. I pull it off  with my lovely assistant in the shower stall of the dressing room. I am so impressed with the three looks.

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I wanted to blow out the background of the tiles to be consistent in design, but sometimes the SB800 did not recycle. _RLW2400 The one light with the black or grey background rocks too!  Although I didn't realize how great the texture of the shower stall was until I started to edit.  Goalie-on-a-mission   Shhhhhhh....Can't wait to show you the finished product!!! 

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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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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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Dundas comes to life after “finding” legs

Source: Larry Robertson– January 14, 2013 [Hamilton Scores]

Four unanswered third period goals lifted the Dundas Real McCoys from a 4-3 deficit to a 7-4 victory over the Orillia Sunrise Toyota Tundras in Allan Cup Hockey action at the JL Grightmire Arena.

The Allen Cup Hockey victory on Friday (Jan.11) came on the heels of the McCoys 8-5 loss to the Dunlops in Whitby’s Iroquois Sports Complex two nights earlier.

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“We played well in Whitby except for about 11 minutes when they scored at will. We have to be better the next time that we play them, and it’s clear we have to play a full 60 minutes,” said Dundas general manager Don Robertson.

“Orillia is a much better hockey club now than they were three weeks ago. Once we got our legs in the second period, we played our game. We moved the puck well, worked hard, and played with confidence, which is the way we want to carry ourselves as we gear up for the playoffs,” Robertson added.

Friday (Jan.18) the McCoys will take on the league leading Blast in the Brantford Civic Centre at 7:30 p.m. before returning home to play the Blast again in on Friday, Jan. 25.

The win gave the third place McCoys their 10th victory of the season against eight losses. Orillia is fourth in the five-team league with a 4-3 record. Brantford leads ACH with a 15-1 record and is in the midst of a four-game winning streak since losing to the Orillia 6-3 on Dec. 14.

“After the Ontario Hockey Association cut down date on Jan.10, we have five player cards open. One card has to be for a goalkeeper. We may resign some of the players that we left off the list,” explained Robertson. “Even if we do that, we will still have some room to add some needed depth to our defence.”

“Second place is our goal, in order to get home ice advantage in the playoffs. If we work hard that is attainable, however we must beat Brantford to get there.”

Dundas fell behind 2-0 on a pair of goals by Travis Fuller in the first 10 minutes of the game against the Tundras, and had the crowd wondering if it was going to be ‘déjà vu all over again.’

Mike Berry put the McCoys on the board with a powerplay goal at 11:13. Kyle Mont Petit replied on an Orillia powerplay two minutes later only to have Scott Mifsud pull Dundas within a goal with 40 seconds left in the opening period.

Chris Johnston of Orillia and Nick Smith traded goals in the second before Dundas blew the doors off Orillia in the third with goals by Mike Amodeo, Justin Davis, Darryl Smith (powerplay), and Cam Watson. Smith led the McCoys with a goal and three assists. Berry and Darryl Smith had three-point games.

At Whitby, Dundas led 3-2 after 40 minutes of play before the roof fell in as the Dunlops outscored the visitors 6-2. Mifsud scored twice to lead the McCoys with single goals coming from Watson, Scott Charbonneau, and Ryan Christie. Watson set up two goals and Dan Pitre had three assists.

Peter MacKellar and Jason McAuley scored twice each for the Dunlops with Darren Doherty, Brett McConnachie, Steve Cornelissen, and Kyle Musselman adding one each. Murray Free set up two goals and Martin Kearns assisted on three scoring plays.

Dundas Real McCoy's Hockey

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Sport Filled Weekend!

Between my own children's activities and sports shooting, it was a very busy weekend! I was at the rink with my lil'guy Friday Night for some DMHA hockey and a little more with the Senior AAA Dundas Real McCoys who literally lay a beating on the Orillia team.

Real McCoy Hockey

Saturday was the Awesome HWMFA Ticats Football Camp. I will admit I am in withdrawal from shooting football, but it was really nice to watch the pros teach the kids fundamentals.  I picked up on a few tricks to understand and anticipate the game more....Not to mention the big smile on my lil'guys face-Fun-Fun-Fun! Soccer and Basketball for my other lil'gal! Off to shoot some Mac Sports.

McMaster Volleyball

One of my beautiful girlfriends from Whistler passed away this December of Breast Cancer. I dedicate Saturday night to Lalaine while I shot "Think Pink" Volleyball at McMaster University. It made be want reminisce and remember a card she made for me before I came back to Ontario.  As you can see she was beautiful on the inside and out....I miss her!

Breast Cancer

Sunday was a competitive day for my children as we revised a plan to get one to an OBA Provincial Basketball Tryout and the other to a Select hockey game in Brantford. Divide and conquer!

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