Victorious McCoys sign AHL scoring ace

By Larry Robertson

Dundas Real McCoys brother act of Phil and Dan Brewer collected seven points between themselves as the McCoys skated to a 10-5 victory over the Hamilton Steelhawks in Allan Cup Hockey action last Friday night in Hamilton’s Dave Andreychuck Mountain Arena.

The following night at Whitby, Dundas was edged 7-6 in overtime by the Dunlops in the Iroquois Sports Complex. The McCoys held a 5-2 after the opening period, but ran out of gas.

Beginning Friday night (December 15th), the Real McCoys Food Drive in aid of Flamborough Food Bank of Carlisle will be in full swing with a donation barrel in the Harry Howell Arena until the end of December. Any child, 13 or under, who brings a non-perishable food donation to a game will be admitted free of charge.

Friday’s game with the Steelhawks is at 8 p.m. The Harry Howell Arena is situated just west of Clappison’s Corners at the junction of Highways 6 and 5 in Flamborough.

“We have proved we can score goals, but it’s a tough League. We beat a good Hamilton club last Friday, which beat the Stoney Creek Generals on Saturday. The same night, we had Whitby Dunlops down by three goals heading into the third period, but couldn’t hold the lead,” said Don Robertson, President and Generals Manager of the McCoys.

“That’s two straight games that we have let them back into the game. We have to fix that right away. We are getting points, but need three points from a win not one.”

Last Friday, Phil Brewer led the scoring parade, which marked the debut of Darren Haydar and Scott Roy, with three goals and two assists. Phil’s brother, Dan added two more goals. Ryan Watson picked up a goal and four assists, while Dan Lapointe, Haydar and Cam Watson chipped in with a goal and an assist. Shawn Snider added the other Dundas goal with Simon Mangos and Roy assisting on three and two goals respectively. Hamilton replied with two goals by Sean Jones and singles by Mike Ruberto, Stephen Thorne, and Josh Ranalli.

“We added Darren Haydar last week, who we have been after for two years. Ron Bernacci dug his name up, and we really wanted to add him to our roster. He won the American Hockey League scoring title and captained Chicago Wolves to a Calder Cup Final against the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2006-07,” said Robertson.

“He also played for Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers and Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League. His signing gives us a number of options up front. The best apart is what a quality person Darren is. We have also signed Scott Roy, who played in the Federal League with the Watertown, NY Wolves last year.”

Last Saturday at Whitby, Cam Watson scored three times and added an assist, while Ben Skinner added a goal and three assists. Matt Foy and Brad Bonello scored once each in the losing cause. Snider and Jeff White set up three and two scoring plays each for the McCoys.

Corey Tamblyn replied with two goals for Whitby with Will Jones, Kyle Ventura, Jason Dale, Lucas Labelle, and John Scrymgeour adding single goals.

Source: Dundas Real McCoys

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