The Trade-Mart Dundee Stars claimed their seventh point of the season from Guildford Flames as they made a dramatic comeback to force overtime, before losing out 5-4.
By Kris Smith
The Stars faced an injury crisis that put them three imports down of a full line-up after goaltender Kevin Carr, defender Kyle Pouncy and forward Anthony Rinaldi all picked up knocks that ruled them out of action.
Therefore, 21-year-old, Lucas Brine was given his first start between the pipes for the club and Harry Elder was brought in to back him up and they faced a Guildford team who were only one player down.
The Flames instantly took the lead as just 11 seconds into the game, Lewis Hook’s shot would be saved by Brine before the rebound stopped in the blue paint and left an easy tap in for Brett Ferguson after the Dundee keeper had been unable to recover from the first save.
Dundee were quick to push back and try to find an equaliser but Tazz Burman in the Guildford goal was not giving up anything easy, shutting down the number of chances the Stars created.
Both teams would also have one powerplay in the opening period but failed to capitalise on their man advantage, however the Tayside team had drawn level just before they gained their powerplay as Jake Elmer lit the lamp.
In the 18th minute, the Stars got the puck deep and a tipped shot would rebound off of Burman and into the path of Elmer who buried the puck high into the net to send the two sides into the first break level.
In the second period, the Flames again pounced quickly as they returned to full strength with Alex Yuill sprinting out of the box to knock Drydn Dow off the puck before he played Lewis Hook and Brett Ferguson in on goal, with Hook tucking the puck past Brine.
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All images: Derek Black.