The Trade-Mart Dundee needed to cross the River Tay and take two points off their biggest rivals, Fife Flyers on Saturday night to get their Challenge Cup campaign back on track and they could not have made a better start to the game.

By Kris Smith

Despite missing one of their key forwards, Johnny Walker who was serving the second of his two-match ban, Dundee came out the traps quickly and jumped straight into the lead after only two minutes of play as Spencer Naas opened the scoring.

The American was waiting to turn the puck past Fife netminder, Shane Owen at the back post after Jake Elmer had just been denied by the keeper.

Owen’s counter-part, Kevin Carr had his own fair share of shots to stop too in the first period but did so with a large amount of comfort as his defence frequently put their bodies on the line to stop pucks making their way through to the Stars goalie.

With Marc LeFebvre’s men grasping control of the game, Canadian forward, Ryan Valentini then gave Dundee an even tighter grip of the match as doubled their lead inside 14 minutes, burying a backhanded effort past Owen.

The visitors were set to take their two-goal cushion into the first break but with the clock running down, the Stars made a late break for it and rushed up the ice and Valentini would see his shot saved before Anthony Rinaldi batted in the rebound out of mid-air, with only 10 seconds left to play.



In the second session, Jake Elmer would be punished for a tripping foul on 23 minutes and that allowed the home team to get their way back into the game as a chunk of luck got them off the mark.

Read the full report below!

All images: Flyers Images.

Latest News
Trade-Mart Dundee Stars Team
54 Games
22 Wins
25 Losses
7 OT Losses
51 Points