The BIG one, the first ever home game in Dundee Stars history and the visitors were our opponents from Friday night, the Ayr Scottish Eagles.
This game started where Friday left off, 100 miles per hour with both teams determined to emerge victorious.
Ayr’s talented forward Ed Courtney opened the scoring and the former San Jose Shark would do so with 4.13 on the clock. The lead was short lived as the Stars would hit back a minute and a half later through Craig Nelson, after excellent lead up play from Tony Hand and Teeder Wynne.
The Stars then went into overdrive with Teeder Wynne scoring powerplay goals on 14.11 & 19.54 to give the Stars a 3-1 lead, sending the new Stars fans into raptures.
The Eagles fought back in the second period with goals from Ed Courtney and Joakim Andersson to tie the score at 3-3. The Dundee crowd were on the edge of their seats and being entertained by top quality ice hockey from two excellent teams.
The third period was bedlam, with both teams fighting hard for the victory. Ayr came out of the blocks first regaining the lead at 41.34 with Shawn Byram notching for the Eagles.
Dundee equalised five minutes later through the excellent Andy Finlay after good work by Nate Leslie and Martin Wiita.
The Stars were soon behind again when Ayr’s man of the match Jonathan Weaver scored a fine goal to put the Eagles ahead 5-4 with only three minutes remaining. However it’s not over until it’s over and Dundee somehow found the energy despite three games in three nights and staged a comeback.
A pinpoint accurate shot from Jan Mikel, gave the Stars a deserved share of the spoils, with Martin Wiita providing the helper for his second assist of the evening. The final buzzer followed 15 seconds later and the crowd went crazy, rising to salute their new ice hockey heroes.
Our first ever home game was a cracker and it was great to see a Dundee team back with the big boys.
Final Score: Dundee Stars 5 – 5 Ayr Scottish Eagles