Kitmart Dundee Stars defender. Shawn Boutin wants to get back to playing their own brand of hockey and hopes that it will get them back to winning ways this weekend.

By Kris Smith

The Stars suffered two defeats last weekend and that ended their five-match unbeaten run but they are ready to bounce back this weekend when they welcome Fife Flyers and Coventry Blaze to the Dundee Ice Arena.

After finding some success last month, Boutin believes that the team can learn from the mistakes they made last weekend to help get them back on track.

He said: “We are really motivated to do well this weekend, if you exclude last weekend then in November we had a really good month.

“We built on some good stuff but we need to learn from last weekend, then put it behind us and move on to this weekend.”

The Canadian also wants to get back to playing Stars hockey as that is what has brought them success throughout the season.

Shawn added: “We just have to do simple things and get back to the way we played during the five games we won in a row.

“That means playing Stars hockey, playing with passion and playing within the system, all of that is important for us because that is what brought us some victories.”

 

 

Dundee must pick up some points this weekend and in the weeks to come if they want to avoid falling behind the pack of teams that are so narrowly separated in the middle of the league table.

“We need to start putting some wins together again and we are all aware of that and we all know that.

“So, we are all going to work hard this week to get those wins this weekend”, said Boutin.

With the Stars in need of a big win, the 29-year-old sees no better opportunity than a massively important rivalry game with Fife.

Boutin continued: “It is great to be starting the weekend off with a derby because it is going to be a packed house and it’s an important game.

“The guys are all looking forward to it and are excited.

“We will play with a little extra passion and it will definitely be more exciting for the fans to watch than last week.”

The Stars host Fife Flyers on tonight (face-off 7pm) and then welcome Coventry Blaze on Sunday (face-off 5pm). You can buy tickets for both home games HERE.

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