The Trade-Mart Dundee Stars came up just short in Cardiff after they fought back from four-goals down to make it a one-goal game against the Devils, in what was a feisty encounter.

By Kris Smith

The Stars were missing defenseman, Kris Inglis and forward, Brent Beaudoin through injury but that did not stop them from taking the lead on three minutes, as James Phelan tipped Anthony Rinaldi’s shot past Devils netminder, Tyler Wall.

However, the home team would hit back in the ninth minute as Joshua Waller stripped the puck from Dundee’s Josh Brittain and broke through on goal, where he deked the puck past Kevin Carr to tie the game.

Then 30 seconds later, Justin Crandall would convert on the powerplay to give Cardiff the lead after Craig Moore had been boxed for a hooking foul and Jamie Arniel’s shot would ring off the crossbar before falling to Crandall for a tap in at the back post.

Pete Russell’s men then made it 3-1 just 29 seconds later as Cole Sanford added his name to the scoresheet as he batted in the rebound from Trevor Cox’s saved effort.

The Stars would trail by two after the first period and continued to be up against it in the middle session, but they would only give up one more goal over the next 20 minutes as Brandon Alderson increased the Welsh side’s lead.

 

 

In the 31st minute and with the Stars on the penalty kill again, Carr saved and held onto a heavy shot before he attempted to clear the puck to relieve the pressure.

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All images: James Assinder/Rebecca Brain.

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