Welcome to this week’s instalment of the Dundee Stars A-Z series. Today, we bring you all of the players in Stars history, whose names begin with the letter ‘G’.

PLAYERS

Gans, Craig – Tough defender from the 2019/2020 campaign and despite the Canadian’s physical reputation, he also knew how to find the net. The Canadian contributed 17 points (3+14) in 56 matches for the Stars.

Garrigan, Craig – Dundonian forward, who made significant progress across two seasons as he totalled 124 appearances between 2018 and 2020. Garrigan came through the Dundee Stars Junior system and after spending a few years in North America, he returned to his hometown club to further his development. The winger is set to continue his development with the Stars and is eager to add to his points tally of 13, in the next season.

 

 

Gould, Malcolm – Canadian winger that was part of the Stars 2017/2018 roster and appeared in 62 matches, scoring 15 goals and assisting on a further 25. Gould’s most recent team was the East Coast Hockey League’s Allen Americans, as he made 10 appearances in the 2018/2019 season.

Grieveson, Josh – Played one season with the club in 2016/2017 campaign and the Scottish born blueliner helped the Stars reach the EIHL Playoff Finals Weekend, as the club made it to the post-season semi-finals for the first time in its history. He most recently iced for Solway Sharks in the NIHL1.

Gray, Jason – A key member of the Stars defensive unit during the 2015/2016 season and the Canadian contributed heavily in the Stars successful season that saw them reach the quarter-finals of both the Elite League Playoffs and Challenge Cuup. Gray played in 64 matches and racked up 36 points.

Grimshaw, Ryan – Stayed for one season in Dundee, as the American defenseman featured in 51 games of the 2014/2015 season, scoring 7 goals and creating 13 more.

Gibbons, Kyle – Was a late addition during the 2014/2015 season and the American forward was brought in to strengthen the Stars attack. Gibbons ended up contributing 4 goals and 4 assists in 18 matches and most recently, he has been icing with Starbulls Rosenheim in Germany’s third tier.

Gongalsky, Igor – A Ukrainian-born-Canadian winger, who was one of the Star players during the 2014/2015 season. Igor appeared on 59 occasions for the Stars and scored 14 goals, while creating a further 16. Gongalsky’s latest club was Brantford Blast of the ACH, as he joined them for the 2019/2020 season.

 

 

Gold, Lewis – Made 4 appearances for the Stars in the 2009-2010 Northern League season and scored one goal.

Greig, Liam – Was a stalwart in the Stars team for four consecutive seasons between 2006 and 2010 and the Kirkcaldy native made 72 appearances for the club, totalling 97 points and over 300 penalty minutes. Grieg was a key player for the club during their SNL and Northern League era but would retire after a final season with his hometown club, Fife Flyers.

Gough, Michael – Australian forward, who’s only season outside his homeland was with the Stars in 2005/2006, as they competed for the SNL and Northern League titles. Michael made 10 appearances that season, scoring once and would later return to his native land and round off his playing career in 2008 with the Australian Ice Hockey League’s Goal Coast Blue Tongues.

 

THE OTHER STUFF

The Stars have only ever faced two teams that begin with the letter “G” and they are; Guildford Flames and Glasgow Clan, with the latter being covered in Part B, as their name changed only a few years ago from Braehead Clan.

Meanwhile, the Stars have a long history with the Flames and have been competing against the Surrey-based side since the club’s first season back in 2001/2002.

Dundee actually dethroned the Flames, as they came in and swept the British National League Championship and Playoff titles away from Guildford in that first season. The two sides went head-to-head for four seasons before the BNL folded and both teams had to join their national leagues.

With Dundee in the SNL and Guildford in the EPIHL, the two teams did not meet again until the Flames joined the Elite League during the expansion of 2017/2018 season. Since then, there has been a few great clashes between the teams but two games that standout were a pair of back-to-back victories for the Stars in January of 2020.

 

 

A Kevin Dufour hat-trick and goals from Jagger Dirk, Drydn Dow and Matt Marquardt lifted the Stars to a 6-2 victory in the first match before they edged out the Flames in the second.

A 5-4 shootout win came after Matt Carter tied the game at 1-1 and Egils Kalns gave Dundee the lead. Colton Kroeker would restore that lead in the second frame before Dow pulled the Stars level at 4-4, late in the third period. After a deadlock in overtime, Anthony Beauregard would eventually provide the game-winning-goal as the Stars clutched the extra point after five rounds of penalty shots.

The English club have won 9 of the 15 meetings between the two sides in the Elite League era and Guildford have outscored the Stars 59-47 across the 15 matches.

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