McCoys look to extend early winning streak

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Dundas Real McCoys looked like they were in mid-season form Friday night, winning their home opener 5-2 against the Norwood Vipers, and completing the sweep of the home-and-home series on Sunday with a 7-3 victory in Norwood.

In Dundas, Norwood opened the scoring on their first shot of the game, beating Real McCoys goalie Brett Leggat stick side.

The McCoys answered with a goal by Rob DeCiantis off a cross-ice pass from John Neal. A cross-check by Viper Steve Thomas gave the McCoys a powerplay 18 seconds after the goal. Tom Brown connected on a blistering slap-shot from the point. Norwood tied the game before the period ended.

Good goaltending and defence were the story in the second. A fanned clearing attempt by the McCoys led to a

breakaway opportunity for Norwood. Leggat, however, stacked the pads for an incredible save.

Finally, with 13.3 seconds remaining in the period, captain Mike Kennedy managed the only goal.

The McCoys did all the scoring in the third with two short-handed goals by Neal and Ryan Christie.

Back in Norwood the Vipers again opened the scoring. However, undisciplined play from the home squad led to power-play goals for Frank Grandits and Mike Kennedy, giving the McCoys a 2-1 lead after the first period.

Sustained pressure and good goaltending enabled the Real McCoys to extend their lead to 4-1 in the second period.

Justin Davis and first star of the game Mike Amodeo recorded their first goals of the season. Amodeo added two more, including an empty net goal, for a three-goal night.

General manager and co-coach Don Robertson said Amodeo was “in the right place at the right time” and gave a “pretty gritty effort” as the veterans had to step up because of a shortened bench.

Backup goalie Bryan Worosz provided “outstanding goaltending,” said Robertson.

Norwood attempted a comeback in the third period with a powerplay goal, but the McCoys proved too tough an opponent and scored three more times.

Extend streak

The McCoys look to extend their winning streak to four on Friday night, Nov. 13, when they face the Whitby Dunlops at 7:45 p. m. at J. L. Grightmire Arena.

The Real McCoys have several new faces on the roster that will provide some valuable experience.

“[Ryan] Kuwabara is going to be a premier player…He’ll be a real treat to watch all year,” said Robertson.

McCoys look to extend early winning streak

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Dundas Real McCoys looked like they were in mid-season form Friday night, winning their home opener 5-2 against the Norwood Vipers, and completing the sweep of the home-and-home series on Sunday with a 7-3 victory in Norwood.

In Dundas, Norwood opened the scoring on their first shot of the game, beating Real McCoys goalie Brett Leggat stick side.

The McCoys answered with a goal by Rob DeCiantis off a cross-ice pass from John Neal. A cross-check by Viper Steve Thomas gave the McCoys a powerplay 18 seconds after the goal. Tom Brown connected on a blistering slap-shot from the point. Norwood tied the game before the period ended.

Good goaltending and defence were the story in the second. A fanned clearing attempt by the McCoys led to a

breakaway opportunity for Norwood. Leggat, however, stacked the pads for an incredible save.

Finally, with 13.3 seconds remaining in the period, captain Mike Kennedy managed the only goal.

The McCoys did all the scoring in the third with two short-handed goals by Neal and Ryan Christie.

Back in Norwood the Vipers again opened the scoring. However, undisciplined play from the home squad led to power-play goals for Frank Grandits and Mike Kennedy, giving the McCoys a 2-1 lead after the first period.

Sustained pressure and good goaltending enabled the Real McCoys to extend their lead to 4-1 in the second period.

Justin Davis and first star of the game Mike Amodeo recorded their first goals of the season. Amodeo added two more, including an empty net goal, for a three-goal night.

General manager and co-coach Don Robertson said Amodeo was “in the right place at the right time” and gave a “pretty gritty effort” as the veterans had to step up because of a shortened bench.

Backup goalie Bryan Worosz provided “outstanding goaltending,” said Robertson.

Norwood attempted a comeback in the third period with a powerplay goal, but the McCoys proved too tough an opponent and scored three more times.

Extend streak

The McCoys look to extend their winning streak to four on Friday night, Nov. 13, when they face the Whitby Dunlops at 7:45 p. m. at J. L. Grightmire Arena.

The Real McCoys have several new faces on the roster that will provide some valuable experience.

“[Ryan] Kuwabara is going to be a premier player…He’ll be a real treat to watch all year,” said Robertson.

McCoys look to extend early winning streak

News Nov 12, 2009 Ancaster News

Dundas Real McCoys looked like they were in mid-season form Friday night, winning their home opener 5-2 against the Norwood Vipers, and completing the sweep of the home-and-home series on Sunday with a 7-3 victory in Norwood.

In Dundas, Norwood opened the scoring on their first shot of the game, beating Real McCoys goalie Brett Leggat stick side.

The McCoys answered with a goal by Rob DeCiantis off a cross-ice pass from John Neal. A cross-check by Viper Steve Thomas gave the McCoys a powerplay 18 seconds after the goal. Tom Brown connected on a blistering slap-shot from the point. Norwood tied the game before the period ended.

Good goaltending and defence were the story in the second. A fanned clearing attempt by the McCoys led to a

breakaway opportunity for Norwood. Leggat, however, stacked the pads for an incredible save.

Finally, with 13.3 seconds remaining in the period, captain Mike Kennedy managed the only goal.

The McCoys did all the scoring in the third with two short-handed goals by Neal and Ryan Christie.

Back in Norwood the Vipers again opened the scoring. However, undisciplined play from the home squad led to power-play goals for Frank Grandits and Mike Kennedy, giving the McCoys a 2-1 lead after the first period.

Sustained pressure and good goaltending enabled the Real McCoys to extend their lead to 4-1 in the second period.

Justin Davis and first star of the game Mike Amodeo recorded their first goals of the season. Amodeo added two more, including an empty net goal, for a three-goal night.

General manager and co-coach Don Robertson said Amodeo was “in the right place at the right time” and gave a “pretty gritty effort” as the veterans had to step up because of a shortened bench.

Backup goalie Bryan Worosz provided “outstanding goaltending,” said Robertson.

Norwood attempted a comeback in the third period with a powerplay goal, but the McCoys proved too tough an opponent and scored three more times.

Extend streak

The McCoys look to extend their winning streak to four on Friday night, Nov. 13, when they face the Whitby Dunlops at 7:45 p. m. at J. L. Grightmire Arena.

The Real McCoys have several new faces on the roster that will provide some valuable experience.

“[Ryan] Kuwabara is going to be a premier player…He’ll be a real treat to watch all year,” said Robertson.