By Kris Smith
Forward, Anthony Beauregard has enjoyed his first week in the City of Discovery as he and his new teammates settle in and continue their preparations ahead of the first competitive games.
Dundee’s new number 19 admitted it is taking some time to adjust to the European style of hockey but is very happy with his start to life in Starsland.
Anthony said: “It has been great, although I think it has taken a little bit of time to adjust from the North American game to the European game but it was great to be out there at the weekend and playing in front of the fans.
“Everything here is great, from the apartment to the rink, all the things we need and could ask for are perfect.
“I am going to enjoy my time here and it is going to be a good year.”
There has been good team chemistry since day one when all the players met for the first time and it was a new experience for Anthony.
He added: “We have good chemistry this year, there a quite a few French-Canadians which is nice but it is the first time I can say that I made friends with everybody on the first night.
“All the boys went out to dinner and it was nice to meet everyone that way.”
After a tough week of training, the Stars started off with a win but that winning culture was not continued on Sunday.
However, Beauregard said: “We always want to win, so the loss on Sunday was a bit tough to take but it was a preseason game but that is why we have preseason.
“Now, we just need to be ready for the weekend, they are going to be two huge games, so we just need to be ready to play.
Head Coach, Omar Pacha will be preparing his side for the difficult challenge of taking points on the road in their first competitive game and it will be even more difficult to do so in Glasgow.
As the team ready themselves for that challenge, Beauregard and his teammates are trying to prepare themselves for whatever could happen this weekend.
He said: “I think last week, we all knew it was training to get into game shape but this week are just trying to get ourselves ready for everything that can happen this weekend.
“We have new players and we don’t know very much about the league, so it is going to be the first real games.
“We just have to be ready and have a good week of practice but we are going to be fine.
“We are excited, we start with two cup games, so the boys are ready and we all can’t wait to start the real season.”
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