As we continue our ‘Look Back’ series, today’s article will highlight one Star Player from the 2011-2012 season and the chosen player is – Mark Kolanos.

By Kris Smith

The forward from Calgary, Alberta joined the Stars in 2011 from Arizona Sundogs in the Central Hockey League.

Kolanos, who is the brother to Krys Kolanos, a former NHLer, who was icing with Calgary Flames at the time, also brought with him, the experience of winning a CHL and an NCAA championship.

Before signing with the Stars, Mark had played all of his career in North America, with most of it being split between the CHL and the University of New Hampshire.



The winger was only in Tayside for one season but certainly made an massive impression on the Stars fanbase with the skillset and natural talent he displayed every weekend at the Dundee Ice Arena.

In the 2011-2012 season, Kolanos only iced in 21 Elite League matches and made just two playoff appearances but still managed to put up 33 points.

He scored 16 goals and set up 17 more in his brief time as a Star but some of his performances have stuck with the fans for many years and below is just one example of what he brought to Dundee.

That year, was also Mark’s last in professional hockey and now the Canadian-born Pole has been retired for eight years.

Next-up in our ‘Look Back’ series we will be bringing you a special Stats of the Stars for the 2011-2012 season and it will be available here at 12pm tomorrow.

If you want to be a part of the historic 20th Dundee Stars season then you can buy your season tickets by contacting [email protected]

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