Blast and McCoys are neck-and-neck

DUNDAS – The Brantford Blast and the Dundas Real McCoys are still in the tightest battle of the Allan Cup Hockey League. Last week, the McCoys dropped a 3-2 decision in Brantford.

This past Friday night it was the Blast who took it on the chin by the same 3-2 score in Dundas.

The McCoys and Blast now share first place with 25 points each, but Dundas holds a game in hand.

Home ice advantage during the playoffs is the prize which usually means more home gates which translates into more revenue for the organization, as well as bragging rights.

Dundas won the game due to its powerplay unit which scored twice on eight opportunities while Brantford went 0-5.

Cam Wilson scored the only goal of the first period to give the Blast a 1-0 lead at 9:39.

Brantford tied the game at 1:26 of the second period with Andrew Lackner’s goal assisted by Chris Leveille and Chris Rebernik.

Chad Spurr was handed a slashing penalty at 11:19 and it only took the Dundas Powerplay unit less than a minute to restore their lead with Matt Smith’s powerplay goal at 12:50.

Once again Brantford fought back with Ryan Healy’s 2-2 goal scored at 4:26 of the third. Six Nations’ Cam Sault assisted along with Mark Taylor.

Then with Mike Ruberto in the box for high sticking, the McCoys’ powerplay struck again. Cam Wilson notched what would hold up as the game winner at 12:50 with assists going to Scott Mifsud and Justin Davis.

The Blast took on the 3-10-3-1 Welland Whalers Saturday night in Welland.

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