By Larry Robertson
Dundas Real McCoys have their work cut for them as they head into Friday night’s third Allan Cup Hockey semifinal game against the Brantford Blast in the JL Grightmire Arena.
Last Friday, the McCoys had the early lead, but fell 6-2 to the Blast in a rough-and-tumble game on home ice. Two nights later, they were shutout 3-0 in Brantford.
Friday night (February 28th), they will take on Brantford at 7:30 p.m.
“We played hard in both games, but Brantford has a strong club. I’m not sure that Friday’s score reflected the type a game it was,” said Dundas President and General Manager, Don Robertson.
“Sunday, we out-shot them 18-6 in the third period, worked hard, but we couldn’t buy a goal. (Mike) Mole and the guys played well in both games, but have nothing to show
“The players will be ready for Friday night. Remember we won seven straight games during the regular season. We’ll have to see how we make out,” Robertson added.
Sunday, the Blast shutout the McCoys as Tim Kennedy and Jarrett Konkle picked up a goal and an assist each, with Cam Fergus scoring into an empty net. Evan McGrath assisted on two goals.
Last Friday, Jordan Owens scored twice for Brantford with Chris Lawrence adding a goal and an assist. Kennedy, Nathan Pageau, and Andrew Radjenovic added single goals, while Scott Hotham and Chris Campoli assisted on two goals each. Bonello and Mark Bennett replied for Dundas.
Prior to Friday’s game, it was announced that the ACH league had named Dundas Coach Ron Bernacci, Coach of the Year. Justin DaSilva captured the Best Defenceman Award and Mackenzie Wood was named the Rookie of the Year.
Brad Bonello finished as the Allan Hockey scoring champion with 19 goals and 13 assists for 32 points in 13 games.
Source: Dundas Real McCoys