The Trade-Mart Dundee Stars claimed their third win from their last four matches as they travelled across the River Tay and defeated their arch rivals, Fife Flyers in the first league clash of the season between the old foes.

By Kris Smith

The Stars had only one player missing through injury as defenseman, Sean Allen was sidelined but they still iced a full team as Josh Brittain dropped back into defence and forward, Jake Elmer returned to the line-up.

Meanwhile, the Flyers gave new signing, Sean Giles his debut but had to scratch Teemu Pulkkinnen, Brady Porteau and Brodie Kay.

The home team got off to a flying start as Kyle Osterberg fired Fife into the lead on two minutes and he opened the scoring when he let rip on a shot through traffic that beat goalie, Kevin Carr on his right side.

Dundee would not be slow to reply however, as with Flyers captain, Jonas Emmerdahl in the box for a tripping foul, Spencer Naas jammed home a loose puck to tie the game in the seventh minute.

The Stars then survived a Flyers powerplay but would fall behind again on 12 minutes as they struggled to clear their own zone and paid the price for it, as Collin Shirley kept winning back possession for the Flyers and as he hung around the Dundee goal, he was rewarded with an easy tap in to restore the lead.

Marc LeFebvre’s men then had another opportunity to cash-in on the man advantage just less than a minute after going behind, but failed to punish their rivals again and would trail 2-1 going into the second period.

Although it would be the visitors turn to get off to a quick start as the Stars burst down the ice and tied the score at 2-2 just 80 seconds after the restart, with Anthony Rinaldi providing the finish to Brent Beaudoin’s pass.



Dundee then found their way in front just before the halfway mark as they forced Flyers defender, Aleksi Makela to put the puck in his own net after Naas’ attempted pass was deflected in by the Fife player’s stick and past Shane Owen, who had been sent the wrong way.

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22 Wins
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