By Larry Robertson, Special to The News
Two-point games by Blair Stayzer and Adam Deleeuw carried Dundas Real McCoys to a 4-2 win over Norwood Vipers in Allan Cup Hockey action last Friday at J.L. Grightmire Arena.
The victory was the ninth consecutive of the season by Dundas and eclipsed Brantford Blast’s season high of eight consecutive wins. Dundas is within three points of the front-running Blast in the standings with a record of nine wins and two losses. Norwood is in sixth with a record of two and 10.
Next action for Dundas is Friday, Jan. 3, when they host Stoney Creek Generals at 7:30 p.m.
“We said after we lost the first two games of the season that we liked our team,” said president and general manager Don Robertson. “We still plan to make some more additions as the season goes on.”
“Norwood came in here playing their usual hack and slash style, and as the game sheet shows, we weren’t going to put up with that from them or anybody else. That said, we won and it moved us up in the standings.”
Referee Ben Wilson had his hands full as he handed out 15 penalties for a total of 33 minutes to Norwood and another 18 infractions to Dundas.
Burford, Ont., native Randy Rowe made his second appearance of the season with the McCoys, but did not figure in the scoring. He previously played in the East Coast Hockey League with Peoria, Johnstown, Charlotte, Toledo and Trenton, and in the American Hockey League with St. John’s and Lake Erie.
“Randy played his first home game for us last Friday, and will play a limited schedule for us until the playoffs begin,” said Robertson. “He is coaching Wellington Dukes in the Provincial Junior A league…He will help us once when we get into the playoffs.”