By Kris Smith
The Stars would have to face the Storm without forward, Johnny Walker as he served the first match of a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head, which was not called on the play in Manchester on Saturday night and they faced a Storm side who made three changes to their line-up.
Lee Conner, Loren Ulett and Mitchell Martan came out of the Manchester squad and Callum Fryer was brought in to fill one of the gaps.
Despite a scoreless opening period, both Dundee and Manchester had created a number of chances but both Stars netminder, Kevin Carr and Evan Weninger in the Manchester net had started the game in fine form
In the second period, the crowd would quickly be amped up after a fight between Dundee’s Sean Allen and Callum Fryer, which was sparked after Allen laid a big hit along the boards but that would give the Storm a two-minute powerplay.
With their man advantage almost at its end, Johnny Corneil would get his stick-on Matt Murphy’s shot and redirect it past Carr on 26 minutes and Matt Ginn’s men would quickly end up back on the powerplay as Stars blueliner, Chris McKay was punished for a cross-check.
The visitors would then quickly double their lead as Tyler Hinam tucked in the rebound from Santeri Haarala’s shot, whilst falling over to make it two powerplay goals in two minutes.
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All images: Derek Black.