Kitmart Dundee Stars forward, Colton Kroeker has preached that positivity is what the team need as they aim to win a crucial playoff battle and bounce back from defeat.

By Kris Smith

The Stars currently sit in ninth place of the ten team Elite League and remain just one point outside a playoff spot behind the Glasgow Clan, who occupy the final place with 37 points.

Just ahead of them are Dundee’s opponents for Saturday nights huge home game the Manchester Storm, who sit on 39 points, a win for the Tayside team can potentially lift them into the playoff berths and narrow the gap on Manchester, with a game in hand. You can buy your tickets NOW!

The Stars will need to produce a bounce back performance after a narrow defeat to the Fife Flyers, last Saturday night at DIA.

According to winger Kroeker, keeping positive is the way to keep on track for a playoff place.

He said: “We just have to keep playing with confidence because we’ve been playing some good hockey lately.

“So, we just have to stay positive and move on to the next game and try to get the win.”

Even though they are facing another side battling for a playoff spot on Saturday, the Canadian insists every game is a must win for Dundee now.

Colton added: “Every game for us is important because we are in a playoff race and it’s very tight, so we have to come out and play hard every game.

“It’s also very important to finish strong, it’s a very close race to get into the playoffs and if we keep playing like we have been, I think we will be fine.”

Omar Pacha’s men also have a long trip south to face Cardiff Devils on Sunday but the team are still confident of winning points in any game.

Kroeker said: “It’s going to be a hard weekend, firstly a huge home game against Manchester then another tough road game in Cardiff, with an earlier face off time of 4.00pm.

“So, it is going to be difficult, but if we play consistently then I am confident we can get the results we need.”

Saturday’s home match will face-off at 7.00pm and you can buy your tickets HERE. Then Sunday’s road game in Cardiff faces-off at 4pm.

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