Trade-Mart Dundee Stars boss, Marc LeFebvre has praised his side’s bounce-back ability and newly found confidence after they handed Guildford Flames a pair of defeats last weekend, to extend their winning streak to four games.

By Kris Smith

The Stars came back from 2-0 down both home and away as they took a full four-points from their two Elite League clashes with the Flames and that has moved them up to fourth in the league standings.

After falling two goals behind at home on Saturday, Dundee would bounce-back to tie the game up twice and then pulled into the lead before claiming a 5-4 win.

Then on Sunday in Surrey, they again cut down a 2-0 deficit and despite losing a late goal, replied instantly before winning the extra point after a penalty shootout.

Reflecting on the weekend’s performances, LeFebvre said: “It was a massive four-points, crucial really because our goal is to pick up points every weekend no matter what.

“On Saturday, we went down 2-0 but we did not really panic, we just kept going with it and kept battling.

“We got some timely goals and even when we went down 3-2, we found a way to get a third one and then took advantage of our opportunities and took back the lead there then eventually won the game.”

He continued: “Then on Sunday, we had a horrendous travel day and got off to a slow start in the game, we were still sleeping a little bit and were on our heels, but we weathered it and got a timely goal at the end of the first period to bring us back into it.

“Even in the third period when they went up 3-2 late in the game, we struck back right away.

“The one thing I like about our team right now is that when we give up a goal, we are going right back after teams because earlier in the season we would put our heads down and it was just a domino effect of bad plays after that.

“Now, we have a lot of confidence and our heads do not go down, we play with a bit of a swagger right now, which all comes from that confidence and we are getting results.”



Next up for the Stars is the difficult test of Manchester Storm as they come to Tayside on Friday night and they currently sit third in the table, but Dundee can climb over them with a win in regulation time.

Discussing the big test ahead, the Canadian coach said: “They are a good team, they have had a great start to their season and they want to come back into our building and try to get the victory this time.

“We know the challenge because every weekend will be a tough test and Manchester will be no different.

“They are going to come hard and they have put together a good side that will be a good challenge for us.”

With the Stars recent success lifting them up the table, they are now only three points off the top spot but LeFebvre insisted they will not get ahead of themselves with still a long way to go.

LeFebvre wants to see his side continue to do the little things right and the results will continue to come.

He explained: “We had to tinker around with some things and have a chat about our standards but I feel now we have set a standard for how we want to play and how we want to do things, whether that is in practice, the gym or in games.

“It is a lot of the little things that have been adding up and we were not doing all the small things at the start of the year that bring you success but now we are doing that and we have to carry that on.”

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