The Kitmart Dundee Stars are excited to continue our latest social media project to celebrate the club’s historic 20th season and you! The fans - get to choose who should be in our coveted all-time starting six line-up.

We start this week by asking you to vote for who should be starting on the right wing of our starting six and today’s article introduces you to the first eight of the 16 candidates selected by the club.

So far, Dan Bakala has been voted the starting netminder and defending the blueline in front of him is, Drydn Dow and Scott Young, with Jerry Pollastrone out on the left wing.

However, you can send in your own suggestions for other players we have not listed by using #StarsStartingSix.

Tomorrow, we will release information about our second set of candidates and your chance to make another part of Stars history will begin on Thursday when the first round of voting opens.

Depending on how many candidates make it into the vote, a certain number of forwards will move on into the final vote but before then, we will be giving you some more information to help you make your pick.

So, lets meet the first eight candidates that were lighting the lamp from the right side in a Stars jersey.

 

Candidate 1: Cory Morgan

Seasons Played: 2004/2005

Age When Playing for the Stars: 26

Birthplace: Blue Sky, Alberta

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 6 Feet

Weight: 190 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 31   G: 18   A: 21   P: 39   PIMS: 60

Cup – GP: 10   G: 6   A: 1   P: 7   PIMS: 34

Playoffs – GP: 15   G: 10   A: 9   P: 19   PIMS: 18

Summary: Morgan was a late addition to the Stars 2004/2005 British National League Playoff-Winning squad but he made a significant impact on the team after his arrival.

The Canadian was a proven goalscorer and wasted no time in showing his ability to find the net, but as well as his offensive talent, he could also do the dirty work that matters just as much as scoring goals.

 

 

 

Candidate 2: Brent Hughes

Seasons Played: 2010/2011 & 2011/2012

Age When Playing for the Stars: 28-30

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches

Weight: 170 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 98   G: 30   A: 63   P: 93   PIMS: 121

Cup – GP: 14   G: 1   A: 8   P: 9   PIMS: 23

Playoffs – GP: 4   G: 0   A: 0   P: 0   PIMS: 0

Summary: Hughes was a key player in the Stars first two Elite League teams and continued to make a difference when he stepped up to take the reins in his second year.

The Canadian was a key playmaker but could also finish and he was always getting under his opponents skin and that combined with his great leadership skills made him the perfect all-round player.

 

 

 

Candidate 3: Justin Faryna

Seasons Played: 2015/2016 & 2016/2017

Age When Playing for the Stars: 26-28

Born: Calgary, Alberta

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 6 Feet

Weight: 194 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 93   G: 44   A: 51   P: 95   PIMS: 237

Cup – GP: 20   G: 9   A: 8   P: 17   PIMS: 47

Playoffs – GP: 5   G: 2   A: 3   P: 5   PIMS: 2

Summary: Faryna is name that struck fear into most opponents hearts and the tough winger was always there to protect his teammates.

In addition to his tough and physical play, Justin always knew how to put up points and was a key offensive contributor in both his seasons with the Stars.

 

 

 

Candidate 4: Mike Wirll

Seasons Played: 2012/2013 & 2013/2014

Age When Playing for the Stars: 30-32

Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 205 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 87   G: 43   A: 53   P: 96   PIMS: 36

Cup – GP: 18   G: 7   A: 8   P: 15   PIMS: 12

Playoffs – GP: 2   G: 0   A: 0   P: 0   PIMS: 0

Summary: The Canadian was a key member of the Stars 2013/2014 Gardiner Conference success and in his two years with the team, he provided some big offensive numbers.

Wirll could play a hard and physical role but was also able to use his size and strength to drive to the net as well, also he was a member of the highly rated Wirll, Billy Bagron and Sami Ryhanen line that led the Stars for two seasons.

 

 

 

Candidate 5: John Dolan

Seasons Played: 2002/2003 – 2007/2008, 2008/2009 – 2011/2012 & 2013/2014 – 2015/2016

Age When Playing for the Stars: 21-35

Birthplace: Dundee

Nationality: Scottish

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 181 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 431   G: 232   A: 216    P: 448   PIMS: 188

Cup – GP: 51   G: 6   A: 9   P: 15   PIMS: 28

Playoffs – GP: 34   G: 9   A: 11   P: 20   PIMS: 10

Summary: A former Dundee Stars stalwart that retired from Elite level hockey four years ago. The Dundonian was a consistent point scorer every season and came up with some timely goals.

Dolan was spotted as a young emerging local talent, all the way back in 2001 by former Head Coach, Roger Hunt and continued his impressive rise and would go on to ice a total of 13 season with his hometown club and become the all time leading point scorer for the Dundee Stars. A total that may never be surpassed.

 

 

 

Candidate 6: Vinny Scarsella

Seasons Played: 2016/2017

Age When Playing for the Stars: 26-27

Birthplace: Lackawanna, New York

Nationality: American

Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches

Weight: 170 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 52   G: 18   A: 54   P: 72   PIMS: 4

Cup – GP: 10   G: 7   A: 8   P: 15   PIMS: 0

Playoffs – GP: 3   G: 1   A: 3   P: 4   PIMS: 0

Summary: Scarsella was a quick and deadly winger, who could unlock a defence with one single pass but despite his great playmaking abilities, he also had the skill to beat goaltenders himself.

The American played a massive role in helping the team reach their first ever Playoff Final Weekend and was always reliable throughout the season.

 

 

 

Candidate 7: François Bouchard

Seasons Played: 2018/2019

Age When Playing for the Stars: 30-31

Birthplace: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Weight: 198 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 39   G: 14   A: 21   P: 35   PIMS: 16

Cup – GP: 8   G: 4   A: 5   P: 9   PIMS: 4

Summary: Bouchard was a big signing and proved to be an even bigger presence on the ice, as the Canadian never wasted any time or chances to show off his skill and great offensive abilities.

François did miss a good part of the season after picking up a bad injury, but it was clear to see that the team needed him and his great talent and leadership.

 

 

 

Candidate 8: Paul Berrington

Seasons Played: 2001/2002, 2003/2004 & 2004/2005

Age When Playing for the Stars: 26-30

Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 174 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 104   G: 25   A: 68   P: 93   PIMS: 219

Cup – GP: 12   G: 2   A: 5   P: 7   PIMS: 8

Playoffs – GP: 20   G: 5   A: 7   P: 12   PIMS: 12

Summary: Berrington was a key player during the Stars BNL days and he played a huge role on the Stars top two lines during that era.

The British-Canadian possessed great offensive talents and was one of the main playmakers in the squad during the league and both playoff championships.

 

 

**Key

GP – Games Played

G – Goals

A – Assists

P – Points  

PIMS – Penalty Minutes

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