The Trade-Mart Dundee Stars were locked in the heat of battle with their Scottish rivals, Glasgow Clan in their first game of 2024 but would take just one-point after losing out in a shootout.

By Kris Smith

The Stars were only one player shy of a fully healthy roster as defender, Kris Inglis continues his recovery from injury but they named an unchanged line-up to face the Clan, with Tommy Parrottino remaining a healthy scratch.

Through the opening minutes of the first period, the Clan spent most of the time in Dundee’s end trying to get pucks on net but the Stars did well to limit the number of shots getting through to Kevin Carr in net.

The Stars then went on the first powerplay of the night as Glasgow’s Ryan Harrison tripped up Elijah Vilio, however it would be the visitors who came close to scoring as Gary Haden broke through on goal whilst shorthanded and would be brought down by Vilio as he tried to strip him of the puck.

The Clan were awarded a penalty shot but despite coming in at pace, Haden could not be Carr with his low effort.

In the 10th minute, the scoring then began as after denying a number of shots, Carr would be beaten by Haden’s shot from behind the net as he banked it in off the Canadian keeper’s back.

Jason Morgan’s side then doubled their lead three minutes later as ex-Star, Charlie Combs poked home a loose puck in the crease to convert on the powerplay as Craig Garrigan served two minutes for holding.

Dundee then finally began to put pressure on their rivals from the West Coast and would soon get one goal back thanks to a big play from defender, Chris McKay.



After laying a big hit along the wall on Combs, he circled back into the play and crashed towards the net before touching the puck past Antti Karjalainen at his far post, inside 16 minutes.

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All images: Derek Black.

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