Kitmart Dundee Stars players, Craig Garrigan and Craig Gans are both excited for the first match in the last eight of the league cup tonight and are determined to put on a great performance for the fans.

By Kris Smith

The Stars face Glasgow Clan this evening in the fist leg of Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals and both the forward and defenseman are expecting a great atmosphere in the Dundee Ice Arena.

“The guys are excited and there is always that little extra bit of extra atmosphere when you play against a local team like Glasgow.

“I’m sure it will be a big crowd, I know that the Stars fans will be here in numbers and, every time Glasgow come through, they bring some numbers, so I’m sure it will be a noisy rink on Friday”, Said Garrigan.

While, Gans added: “I am hoping for a big atmosphere, it is a Challenge Cup game and we are the top seeded team in the cup.

“So, we are hoping for our fans to come out and we will put on a show for them.”

The whole squad is excited and ready for the challenge of beating the Clan once more and the fact that it’s a cup games only adds more flavour to the tie, according to Garrigan and Gans.

 

 

Garrigan said: “The guys are really excited, obviously everyone is always excited for the games against Glasgow and it makes it even more special being the first leg of the Quarter-Finals.

“After having a good spell in the Challenge Cup, the guys are eager to get started again.”

Gans continued: “We have played very well against Glasgow in each game so far this year.

“We have lost one game, but I felt like we played a good game other than that one short stretch, so we have competed very well against them this season.”

Finally, both players had a message to share with the fans and Garrigan began by saying:

“Please be loud and proud, every time we are playing at home, it is like having a sixth man out there and it helps the guys find that extra gear.

“We are ready to play, and we want to see you there tonight.”

Then Gans added: “You should be prepared for a hard game like we have been playing recently and we are going to go out there and work hard to get that first leg win.”

Face-off for tonight’s Quarter-Final first leg is at 7:30pm and Tickets are available HERE.

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