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 continue 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 last eight of the 16 candidates selected by the club.

So far, Dan Bakala has been voted the starting netminder and defending the blueline of 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 more information about each of our 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 other eight candidates that were lighting the lamp from the left side in a Stars jersey.

 

Candidate 1: Patric Lochi

Seasons Played: 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2006/2007 & 2010-2011

Age When Playing for the Stars: 24-348u

Birthplace: Silandro

Nationality: Italian

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 176 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 156   G: 107   A: 86   P: 193   PIMS: 156

Cup – GP: 23   G: 13   A: 10   P: 23   PIMS: 14

Playoffs – GP: 42   G: 27   A: 33   P: 60   PIMS: 26

Summary: Lochi was one of the greatest players to ever play at the DIA and his infamous pace terrorised opposition defences in every game.

Combined with his tremendous scoring ability, the Italian was the ultimate forward and played a crucial role in the Stars success right from the start.

 

 

 

Candidate 2: Scott Barnes

Seasons Played: 2004/2005

Age When Playing for the Stars: 25-26

Birthplace: Dunnville, Ontario

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 185 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 34   G: 15   A: 18   P: 33   PIMS: 123

Cup – GP: 12   G: 5   A: 3   P: 8   PIMS: 57

Playoffs – GP: 15   G: 10   A: 8   P: 18   PIMS: 62

Summary: Barnes was a key member of the 2004/2005 British National League Playoff winning squad and he brought a lot of toughness to the team.

The Canadian was just one of many standout players that season but his offensive contributions and crushing physical play were what made him one of the fan favourites.

 

 

 

Candidate 3: Jeff Hutchins

Seasons Played: 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014 & 2014/2015

Age When Playing for the Stars: 33-37

Born: Toronto, Ontario

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches

Weight: 201 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 194   G: 40   A: 89   P: 129   PIMS: 507

Cup – GP: 35   G: 3   A: 7   P: 10   PIMS: 112

Playoffs – GP: 4   G: 0   A: 0   P: 0   PIMS: 17

Summary: Hutchins already has a legendary status with the club after leading the team to their first Gardiner Conference title in 2013/2014 but he was also a great player on the ice.

The Canadian never shied from the physical aspect of the game but also contributed with a lot of points, whilst coaching the team.

 

 

 

Candidate 4: Mikko Inkinen

Seasons Played: 2001/2002

Age When Playing for the Stars: 25-26

Birthplace: Jyvaskyla

Nationality: Finnish

Height: 6 Feet

Weight: 194 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 42   G: 26   A: 42   P: 68   PIMS: 40

Playoffs – GP: 10   G: 2   A: 2   P: 4   PIMS: 10

Summary: Inkinen was a gifted winger, who had great control, vision and creativity to make him a strong playmaker for the team.

The Finn was able to both create and score goals and he was a massive part of helping the team achieve both the BNL League and Playoff championships in 2001/2002.

 

 

Candidate 5: Mark Kolanos

Seasons Played: 2011/2012

Age When Playing for the Stars: 26-27

Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Weight: 194 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 21   G:16   A: 17    P: 33   PIMS: 20

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

Summary: Kolanos proved to be a brilliant signing and despite his short stay in Dundee, he never failed to show his class.

The Canadian’s high point tally in such a little amount of games speaks to his ability but it was clear that he was in a class of his own when you witnessed his finishing and quick vision for reading the game.

 

 

 

Candidate 6: Brock McPherson

Seasons Played: 2013/2014

Age When Playing for the Stars: 28-29

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Weight: 223 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 45   G: 13   A: 11   P: 24   PIMS: 77

Cup – GP: 10   G: 0   A: 1   P: 1   PIMS: 5

Playoffs – GP: 2   G: 0   A: 0   P: 0   PIMS: 4

Summary: The big Canadian captained the Stars to their Gardiner Conference success in 2013/2014 and he was the perfect leader but also someone who could help the team offensively when it mattered most.

McPherson had all the off-ice skills to lead a team and that combined with his on-ice toughness and no-nonsense approach, made him the perfect player to lead the side that season.

 

 

 

Candidate 7: Kevin Bruijsten

Seasons Played: 2016/2017

Age When Playing for the Stars: 29-30

Birthplace: Nijmegen

Nationality: Dutch

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Weight: 203 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 47   G: 23   A: 31   P: 54   PIMS: 10

Cup – GP: 3   G: 2   A: 1   P: 3   PIMS: 4

Playoffs – GP: 3   G: 0   A: 2   P: 2   PIMS: 0

Summary: The flying Dutchman had a rapid presence on the wing and was a crucial part of the Stars great season and deep run into the playoffs in 2016/2017.

Bruijsten could do it all; score goals, create them from nothing and also play a clean but physical game and that is what made him the perfect winger.

 

 

 

Candidate 8: Marc-Olivier Mimar

Seasons Played: 2017/2018

Age When Playing for the Stars:25-26

Birthplace: Rosemere, Quebec

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Weight: 185 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 55   G: 19   A: 34   P: 53   PIMS: 15

Cup – GP: 7   G: 0   A: 5   P: 5   PIMS: 2

Summary: The big Canadian carried more than just size down the wing, as he was just as fast and able to protect the puck.

Mimar proved to be a great offensive talent and his connection with his linemates allowed him to flourish both as a playmaker and a goalscorer.

 

 

**Key

GP – Games Played

G – Goals

A – Assists

P – Points 

PIMS – Penalty Minutes

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