The Trade-Mart Dundee Stars moved up to second in the league table with a crucial 4-1 home win against Manchester Storm to extend their winning streak to five games in a row.

By Kris Smith

Dundonian defenseman, Kris Inglis continued to be the only missing player for the Stars as they iced an unchanged line-up from their last three games, in which they are unbeaten and the Storm were missing two skaters in imports, Johnny Corneil and Callum Fryer.

The tempo of the match was slow to start but the big crowd soon got the home team into it and they began to test Evan Weninger in the Manchester net but he did enough to keep Dundee out.

The Storm came close to opening the scoring on three minutes after an unusual and awkward bounce off the boards sent a rimmed puck out in front of the Dundee net, which was vacant as keeper, Kevin Carr had moved behind to stop the puck.

Luckily for the Stars, no Manchester player was there to pounce on their moment of luck and towards the end of the opening period, after long spells of pressure from Dundee, they nearly broke the deadlock as Josh Brittain watched his slapshot be denied by the crossbar.

 

 

However, just as the score looked to be in a stalemate after the first 20 minutes, Manchester struck against the run of play and Samuel Tremblay picked out the top corner of Carr’s goal with just 21 seconds left on the clock.

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All images: Derek Black.

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Trade-Mart Dundee Stars Team
41 Games
18 Wins
17 Losses
6 OT Losses
42 Points