Welcome to this week’s instalment of the Dundee Stars A-Z series. Today, we bring you Part ‘U’, however since the Stars have never signed a player whose surname begins with the letter ‘U, this week will be a university special.

Therefore, we will be looking back at all the players who have studied at the University of Dundee as part of the club’s partnership that has been running with the university for seven years now. It takes a lot of time, dedication and support for the players to play at their best level every game and to be on top of their studies throughout their 10 months in Dundee.

 

2014/2015:

Marc Cheverie – Was the first recipient of a scholarship place on the University’s MSc Management course. The Canadian netminder played a total of 61 games that season, on top of graduating.

 

2015/2016:

Lou Dickenson – Attended the university’s School of Business and also graduated with an MSc degree in Management, all while playing in 62 games and scoring 65 points (25G, 40A) as the Stars’ top scorer that year

 

Lou Dickenson.

 

2016/2017:

Justin Faryna – Enrolled at the University of Dundee in his second season with the club and the Canadian forward would be the Stars’ third MSc Management graduate. Alternate Captain, Faryna also helped lead the team to the club’s first Playoff Finals Weekend.

 

2017/2018:

Joey De Concilys – Was one of the two players to receive a scholarship for the MSc Management course, as the club and the university strengthened their relationship with each other. The defenseman was in his second year with the Stars and posted 20 points in 55 games, while also graduating with his Master of Science (MSc) degree.

Chris Lawrence – Also attended the same course as his teammate and whilst his season was hindered by injury, that did not stop Chris from excelling in his studies, also achieving his degree. That season’s captain was able to play in 18 games and recorded 16 points.

 

Chris Lawrence.

 

2018/2019:

Brian Hart – Would be the sixth player to sign up for the course and was the third player to return to the Stars, with studying an equal priority in his second season. As well as completing his degree and advancing his academic achievements from his time at Harvard University, Brian also succeeded on the ice, scoring 24 goals and assisting 24 times in 68 appearances.

Mike Sullivan – Joined Hart at the University of Dundee that season and the defender also had a highly successful season, racking up 21 points in 65 matches. Sullivan was then able to add his MSc degree to his other academic accolades from his four years with Bowling Green State University in America.

 

2019/2020:

Drydn Dow – is one member of the Stars latest class to graduate from the University of Dundee, as upon his return to Tayside for a second season, he was offered a chance to gain his master’s degree. The Canadian blueliner impressed in both his campaigns at the club, accumulating 86 points from 122 games, and he also lived up to the same expectations academically.

Jagger Dirk – Also studied to gain his MSc Management degree last season and continued his university studies after spending three years at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada. The Canadian scored four goals for the Stars and created 31 more in 54 games last year.

Justin Maylan – Was the third player to join the course last season, as the Stars gained an extra scholarship spot through their growing relationship with the university. The Canadian became the 10th player to enrol on the course and despite his mid-season departure from the club, Maylan was still able to complete his degree.

 

Jagger Dirk.
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