the Blues start the new year strong!

Take top two teams to OT.


Dundas Jr Blues

The Blues although still playing short handed started the new year right earning 4 of a possible 6 points. 
Wednesday the Blues were in Glanbrook to take on the first place Rangers and after three periods the teams were tied at 3-3 sending them into OT. Half way through the 7 minutes of 3 on 3 overtime period the Rangers scored for a 4-3 win. The Blues earned a point.
The following night in Dundas the 2nd place Grimsby PeachKings came to town and after three periods the two teams were tied at 1-1. Just like the night before midway through the overtime period the Blues got scored on to give the PeachKings a 2-1 win and the Blues once again earned one point for the OT loss.
It was positive for the Blues taking the top two teams into overtime considering the Blues chose to take a Christmas break not skating for two weeks while Grimsby and Glanbrook chose to keep playing.
On Saturday night the Blues traveled to Hespeler to take on the Shamrocks.  Short handed the exhausted Blues skated to a 2-1 win. The Shamrocks goalie was the only reason the game was close as the Blues outplayed them all night long.
The Blues host the first place Rangers this Thursday at Olympic Arena, puck drop is 8:20pm.

McCoys Split Weekend Games


Real McCoys

The Dundas Real McCoys turned their fortunes around last Friday night at the Harry Howell arena in Waterdown with a 5 - 2 victory over who are becoming their arch rivals, the Hamilton Steelhawks. It is nice to see what the McCoys can do with a strong bench and having most of their top players on the game sheet. Charlie Stevens, Phil Brewer and Brad Bonello led the way for Dundas with a goal and an assist each, while Dustin Alcock and Darren Haydar added single goals. Guy Polillo and Jason Williams set up two scoring plays each.

The team's fortunes did not last that long when they were defeated by the Stoney Creek Generals the next night at the Gateway Ice Centre by the usual strong showing by the Generals who outscored the McCoys 8 - 5. Dundas got goals from Guy Polillo who chipped in with a pair and singles from Dustin Alcock, Charlie Stephens and Phil Brewer. Polillo continues to be a pleasant surprise for the Dundas coaching staff, a rookie at this level of hockey who hasn't missed a game and leads the McCoys in scoring with 5 goals and 14 assists. He sits in fifth place in league scoring.

 

Next up for the McCoys is a home game this coming Friday against the Stoney Creek Generals at the "Howell" in Waterdown followed by a bus trip to Whitby the next day for a 6:30pm game. 

1962 - Rotary Hockey Team

Courtesy Gary Yates


   

Here's a picture circa 1962. Looking for help identifying some of these talented players....I don't think any of us made the NHL!!!

Mr. Leopold was one coach....Knobby Lightfoot was the other. That's me (Gary Yates) standing beside Knobby....taller than him at age eleven? Dave Gordon my best buddy at the time in front of me...mutt and Jeff. Brian Leopold to my right, Lloyd Sparks two to the right of me....amazed at how few kids i remember from this hockey team!

Click on the photo to see a larger image in the gallery.

 

Blues win all three games this past week!

Attridge’s goal in OT finishes a perfect weekend!


Dundas Jr Blues

Short handed Blues left everything on the ice this past week earning 6 points winning all 3 games.
The Blues went to Port Dover today with 11 skaters to face the Sailors full bench of 18 skaters. After a scoreless 1st period Patrick Vulgan scored the only goal of the 2nd period. The Sailors tied it up right away in the 3rd period then Carter Franks and Dan Attridge scored to put the Blues up 3-1.  With the Blues running out of gas the Sailors took advantage and scored 2 late goals to tie the game up with a minute left in the game forcing OT.  Half way through OT Attridge got a breakaway and made no mistake to give the Blues a 4-3 win finishing off a perfect weekend.
Friday night the Blues were in Dunnville with 14 skaters and beat the hometown Mudcats 6-3.  Franks, Vulgan, Conor Pilon (on a penalty shot), Connor Fillon, Aidan Robitaille and Brady Vulgan were the Blues goal scorers.
Thursday night at home the Blues also faced the Sailors from Port Dover and led by Chris Cudek’s 2 goals beat the visitors 5-2.  Connor Noonan, Bannon and Vulgan also bent the twine for the short staffed Blues.
Goaltenders Connor Ogg and Jake Fleming played solid between the pipes. Ogg earned the wins Thursday and Friday and Fleming today.
The Blues next action is this Thursday at home against the Dunnville Mudcats at 8:20pm.

Delayed Dundas Arena renovations are frustrating those shut out of the rink!

It’s devastaing to hockey programs!


Dundas Valley Sports News

The City of Hamilton’s website says renovations to the J.L. Grightmire Arena in Dundas will be done in time for a January 2019 reopening, but user groups say there is “no evidence” that will prove to be true.

SPORTS 06:04 PM by Scott Radley  The Hamilton Spectator

 

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The J.L. Grightmire Arena is Dundas is still under renovation, forcing hockey teams and figure skaters to find other ice. - Barry Gray , The Hamilton Spectator 

First it was supposed to be ready for September. Then October. Then November. Now January, though some have been told to expect March. Which, if true, would be right at the end of the winter sports season, meaning it would be fully usable by next September.

If you're thinking, "Gee, that sounds frustrating," you're about one per cent of the way to understanding what user groups of the J.L. Grightmire Arena in Dundas are feeling today.

"The way it's unfolded has been disgraceful," says Dundas Real McCoys president Don Robertson.

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Blues move into a tie for third place!

Split the week!


Dundas Jr Blues

The Blues are now tied in third place after a win and a loss last week. Home at Olympic Arena the Blues hit double digits beating Hespeler Shamrocks 10-3.  Connor Noonan led the Blues with 3 goals and 2 assists, Patrick Vulgan had 2 goals and 2 assists while Will Thomas had 4 assists. Bill Stewart, Stephen Bell, Brady Bannon, Matt Wright and Chris Cudek were the other goals scorers.
The following night in Grimsby the PeachKings beat the Blues 7-4 in a game where the shots were pretty well even with the play back and forth the entire 60 minutes. The score didn’t indicate the game. Jamison Buck scored twice while Vulgan and Noonan also scored.  The game got rough in the third period when a line brawl broke out with each team having three players ejected from the game, which resulted in suspensions. This will leave the Blues short handed for their three games this week.
The Blues host the Port Dover Sailors this Thursday at 8:20pm then head to Dunnville on Friday to take on the Mudcats, then are in Port Dover on Sunday afternoon.