Kitmart Dundee Stars forward, Matt Carter has made a blistering hot start to life as a Star and the Canadian is hoping to see the team’s recent top form continue deep into the second half of the season.

By Kris Smith

Carter arrived in Dundee just over three weeks ago and so far in his eight appearances, he has collected a total of 11 points. Matt is determined to continue his run of points at tonight’s game versus the Guildford Flames and you can be there, buy your tickets HERE!

His consistent point scoring has helped the team to some big victories over the festive period and the 32-year-old is happy to be contributing but is more satisfied with just getting two points from every game.

“It is always a great feeling because you want to contribute to wins but at the end of the day what matters is the two points that comes out of those games and they matter more than the individual ones”, said Matt.

During the busy Christmas schedule, the Stars managed to turn their form around and with some better performances picked up nine out of an available 14 points in the last seven fixtures.

The left-winger shared how the team are focusing on a simple style of play and that is what has brought them their recent success.

Carter added: “I think everyone is just playing the same way, which is keeping it simple and Pacha has been preaching a simple up-ice game and everyone seems to be buying in.

“Pach has said it a lot now, the second half of the season is going to be different from the first and the first half didn’t go as well as the team wanted.

“But we are just really happy to be going now and we are working hard every day and we just want to take it one game at a time and that has worked for us so far.”

 

 

With only two points difference between Dundee and the last playoff place, there is a big opportunity for the Tayside team to climb back into the top eight this weekend. However, with a lot of hockey left to be played, there is no reason why the Stars can’t aspire to finish higher and they hope to do so, explains Carter.

“If we keep playing the way we are playing ad we get some help around the league then it could happen, I’m not going to say easily but it can definitely happen.

“We just need to keep doing what we have been doing in the last seven games now.

“Anything can happen in this sport, you can go on a five-game winning streak then all of a sudden, you are right there in the playoff spots or it could go the other way.

“With the way we are playing and the mentality we have in the dressing room, which is one game at a time, we will just try to climb as high as we can.”

Since the Mississauga, Ontario native relocated to Scotland, he has had nothing but a great welcome from the Stars fans and community.

Matt shared how he is enjoying his time in the City of Discovery so far, he said: “It’s been great, I have been accepted by the fans pretty well and we are certainly very happy to have them.

“The ones that come on the road games, there is a lot of praise to them but also the ones that are at our rink and everyone who is following along.

“It has been awesome so far and it is nice to have such a good backing from the city.”

Tonight the Stars welcome the Guildford Flames to Dundee Ice Arena, face off 7.00pm for a special 90’s themed throwback night. Buy your tickets HERE!

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