By Larry Robertson, Special to The News
Scott Mifsud and Ryan Christie combined for seven goals as Dundas Real McCoys downed Orillia Sunrise Toyota Tundras 7-3 on Pink in the Rink Night last Friday night at J.L. Grightmire Arena and Welland Whalers 9-7 the following night in Welland.
McCoys general manager Don Robertson said Pink in the Rink was very well received.
“The players enjoyed the event, and many of them look forward to participating in Movember beginning on Thursday night, Nov. 1.”
Proceeds from the McCoys autographed sweater auction went to the CIBC Breast Assessment Centre at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.
The back-to-back Allan Cup Hockey victories moved the McCoys into second place in the standings behind the league-leading Brantford Blast. Last Saturday night, the McCoys had a comfortable lead through two periods before they were forced to scramble for the win as
Welland outscored Dundas 3-2 in the final period.
“The addition of some veterans had the desired effect last weekend.” said Robertson. “Nick Smith and Christie look like they have not missed a beat. Then you throw in Mifsud, and you have some pretty potent offence. We added Jerry Galway and Jeff White to the defence, and they played well for us."
Robertson added: “Last Saturday, we gave up too many goals, and Welland work hard and never quit. I’m sure they’ll be loaded for bear for us, this Friday night.”
On Nov. 2, the first 200 fans entering Grightmire Arena for the McCoys match will receive a water bottle courtesy of Tim Hortons. Game time is 7:45 p.m. Real McCoys season tickets are still on sale for $99 plus HST, and may be purchased through the Real McCoys hockey office at 179 King St. W. in Dundas, and at the Grightmire Arena on Friday night.
For more information, contact Robertson at 905-572-0063
Last Friday, in addition to Mifsud, the McCoys got a pair of goals from Mike Amodeo with singles going to Christie and TJ Sakaluk. Smith assisted on four of those goals and Galway was in on two more. Matt Salmon scored all three Orillia goals.
Power-plays were again the order of the day in the first period as Christie put Dundas on the board 1:17 of the first period with a powerplay tip in. Salmon of the Tundras evened the count at 6:53 with the manpower advantage.
Forty-one seconds into the middle period, Mifsud gave Dundas a 2-1 lead, only to have Salmon score again a minute later. In the third, the game turned as Sakaluk scored shorthanded converting Mike Berry’s cross-ice pass at 2:42. Mifsud picked up his second goal at 3:51 and the floodgates opened. Mike Amodeo connected at the six-minute mark, and before the night was done, Mifsud and Amodeo scored again.
On Saturday in Welland, Christie scored four times, and Smith drew four more assists. Sakaluk added a goal and two assists with Watson, Brad Jackson and Mifsud adding single goals.