The Trade-Mart Dundee Stars claimed their third victory in a row as they battled with Guildford Flames all night but emerged from the fire with a crucial home win and two points to start their weekend off.

By Kris Smith

The Stars had defenseman, Sean Allen back in the line-up for tonight but fellow blueliner, Kris Inglis was still out with injury meaning forward, Josh Brittain would stay on defence.

Both teams had some good chances in the opening minutes and each would have their spells of pressure throughout the opening period with Dundee putting more shots on net in the first 20 minutes.

The deadlock would be broken on 10 minutes as Matt Alvaro finished off the rebound from Peter Crinella’s saved effort but the Flames would have more opportunities to increase their lead before the first break as the Stars hit some penalty trouble.

Two fouls in the final two minutes put the home side down to three skaters and they did make it into the intermission but Guildford were quick to capitalise on their remaining time on the man advantage, as Ryan Tait doubled the lead.

Only 64 seconds after the restart, Tait found a way past Kevin Carr in the Stars net to make it 2-0 but the Tayside team responded well and quickly made it an even game.

Brittain would put Dundee on the board less than two minutes later as he ripped a shot from just inside the blueline that flew past Taz Burman in the Flames net and seconds later, Marc LeFebvre’s men would go onto the powerplay as Logan Fredericks was punished for hooking.

Canadian forward, Ryan Valentini then stepped forward and netted the equaliser as he beat Burman low from the right side of the net, inside 24 minutes and that sparked the DIA into life.



However, Paul Dixon’s men quickly silenced the crowd as Lewis Hook lifted home another rebound after Carr had made the initial save and that made it 3-2 to Guildford in the 27th minute.

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All images: Derek Black.

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