The Trade-Mart Dundee Stars continued their spectacular winning run with another victory over Guildford Flames and have moved themselves up into fourth spot in the Elite League after beating the Surrey side in a shootout.

By Kris Smith

The Stars continued to be only one player down as Dundonian defender, Kris Inglis remained out through injury and they went into the Spectrum Arena up against a similar Flames side from last night, who made only one change as Eamon McAdam returned to the starting role between the pipes.

Guildford opened up a 2-0 lead in Dundee yesterday but took 21 minutes to do so, but this time it took less than five minutes as Peter Crinella tapped in a rebound after only 84 seconds of play to lift the home crowd and then three minutes later, defenseman Kyle Locke made a move down to the backpost and turned home Brett Ferguson’s pass.

The Flames had a few more chances but as penalties began to be called, the Stars began to get their feet under them and find a way back into the match.

After back to back powerplays, the Tayside team finally broke through and beat McAdam after he made some spectacular stops during heavy spells of pressure, but Josh Brittain would smack home the second chance from Anthony Rinaldi’s saved attempt.

The hosts held their one-goal advantage until the first intermission but in the second period, both sides would have a number of chances to score the crucial next goal and it eventually came on the halfway-mark as Ryan Valentini slung his effort from between the face-off circles in via the underside of Guildford crossbar, to make it 2-2.



The Stars could have snuck into the lead before the next break, like they did on home ice but the two teams would still be tied heading into the third period and the final session of regulation would provide two more goals.

Guildford managed to re-take the lead with less than eight minutes to play as Ben O’Connor darted towards the back post to send the rebound from Steven McParland’s shot back past Carr, but the Stars would hit back instantly as Tommy Parrottino bagged his first Stars goal.

Just 43 seconds after going behind, the American had fallen to his knees whilst moving towards the Flames net but managed to get the pass off to Rinaldi before getting back in position to score on the rebound after McAdam denied the first shot.

No winner would be found before the end of regulation or in overtime, despite the Flames having a powerplay that spanned well into the extra period after Dundee captain, Drydn Dow made a sacrificial play to stop a last attack but did so by tripping up his opponent.

A shootout was required and it would take nine rounds before the two teams could be separated and neither goalie would be beaten in the opening two rounds, but Steven McParland would fire past Carr to give the hosts the advantage and it then came down to the final shot of 10, where Jake Elmer found the back of the net to keep Dundee alive.

Both Elmer and McParland would then be denied in the following rounds as the Flames failed to beat Carr again and he set his side up for four game-winning shots and Dow would step up to convert in the ninth round and claim the extra point for Dundee.

Marc LeFebvre’s men have now extended their winning streak to four games, claimed back-to-back four-point weekends and won six of their last seven matches and next weekend they will battle Manchester Storm for third place in the Elite League table when they visit Tayside on Friday.

The Stars are currently fourth in the standings and only three points off the top as they will also visit 10th place Coventry Blaze on Saturday.



Man of the Match

Dundee: #22 Josh Brittain

Guildford: #28 Matt Alvaro




1-0 Peter Crinella (Lewis Hook, Mike Crocock) 01:24

2-0 Kyle Locke (Brett Ferguson, Jordan Klimek) 04:24

2-1 Josh Brittain (Anthony Rinaldi, Tommy Parrottino) 18:25



2-2 Ryan Valentini (Brent Beaudoin, Sean Allen) 29:24



3-2 Ben O’Connor (Austin Glover, Ryan Tait) 52:42

3-3 Tommy Parrottino (Brent Beaudoin, Anthony Rinaldi) 53:25





3-4 Drydn Dow (Unassisted) 65:00 PS



Round 1

Dundee: Ryan Valentini – Saved

Guildford: Matt Alvaro – Saved


Round 2

Dundee: Drydn Dow – Saved

Guildford: Ryan Hughes – Saved


Round 3

Dundee: Brendan Harms – Saved

Guildford: Steven McParland – Goal


Round 4

Dundee: Brent Beaudoin – Miss

Guildford: Ben O’Connor – Saved


Round 5

Dundee: Jake Elmer – Goal

Guildford: Peter Crinella – Saved


Round 6

Guildford: Brett Ferguson – Saved

Dundee: Jake Elmer – Saved


Round 7

Guildford: Steven McParland – Saved

Dundee: Ryan Valentini – Saved


Round 8

Guildford: Bradley Lalonde – Saved

Dundee: Spencer Naas – Saved


Round 9

Guildford: Patrick Bajkov – Miss

Dundee: Drydn Dow – Goal


All Images: John Uwins.

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