Cam Watson’s unassisted goal from a goalmouth scramble in the third period proved to be the South East Prairie Thunder’s undoing as the Dundas Real McCoys edged the Thunder 4-3 in a game two of the preliminary round of the 2014 Allan Cup Hockey Tournament tonight in the JL Grightmire Arena.
Earlier today, Brantford Blast edged Kenora Thistles 5-4 in the opening game of the tournament.
Brantford’s next game is Wednesday (April 16) at 3:30 p.m. against Clarenville Newfoundland and Labrador Caribous at 3:30 p.m. in the Grightmire Arena. Clarenville Caribous plays its first game against Kenora at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday), while Dundas takes on Bentley Generals from Red Deer, Alberta at 7:30 p.m. that same night.
Even a penalty shot goal by the Thunder’s Ryan St Laurent failed to deflate the McCoys. 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.
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. Ironically, all three of the South East Prairie goals were unassisted. The Thunder failed to score on five powerplay opportunities, while Dundas was one for six.