Hi Stars fans,
I hope everyone is doing well after our first league 4-point weekend. It was a great feeling for everyone and especially the players.
To get a win in front of the fans was a great feeling and it added extra confidence going into Sunday.
Off the Ice
The club is happy with our progress off the ice. Even after a curtailed campaign, our loyal fans have come out in force.
The support we have had from our season ticket holders, casual fans and new faces in the crowd has been remarkable.
We have said countless times we are a club that aims on growing season by season. Through this continued support from our fan base, we feel we are now in full momentum for our continuation as a growing club.
On the ice
We knew this season would be challenging more than ever. We have had ups and downs but most importantly now it seems like we have turned the page on our injury crisis, which had been extremely challenging for several weeks.
Earlier in the season, we lost Craig Moore just three days before the start of training camp. Then the injury levels accelerated and accumulated as we moved into the first few months of the campaign.
This period was extremely frustrating for everyone at the club, however we are now ready to move on and pick up some points that we missed out on due to these adverse challenges.
As a team, we are using this past weekend to build for the remainder of the season. Getting Philippe Sanche and Sebastian Bengstton back versus Manchester and Kyle Haas versus Belfast made a big difference to the team. We are hoping this weekend we will have an even healthier squad at our disposal.
During our tough stretch of injuries we added forward Cody Drover. The cost for adding a player is substantially higher than any other season and it is thanks to our growth as a club and initiatives like the Gold Club and Away SOTB’s that we now have the autonomy to make this move, a luxury that was alien to the Stars in the past. So massive thanks to you for all your amazing support!
We will be keeping an extra import at our disposal for the foreseeable future. We are also not closing the door to adding another player. With Kris Inglis out for prolonged period, we are looking at this option and we are hoping we can add the right player to help the team.
We will keep evaluating this on a daily basis.
Next Wednesday will be the first leg of our Challenge Cup Quarter Final against Cardiff Devils. Due to the short notice of the fixture and to thank our fans and also in the hope of enticing a few new ones, prices for the game will be £10 for adults and concessions and £5 for Students and U18s. Buy your tickets NOW!
The club are aware that Christmas is coming soon, so we felt it was only fair to offer something to thank our fans and entice all of YOU to cheer us on.
Additionally, we believe that the more people in the DIA the better. Our building has been rocking this season and we always felt our players react well through the energy of the crowd.
Remember, that even though this Challenge Cup Quarter Final game isn’t covered by your season tickets, your reserved seat is still yours for the this game.
We will have many home games coming in December and January and we are really hoping our fans can give us the extra boost to push us to more wins.
Out of all our previous squads, this Stars roster is the one that feeds off the energy of our fans. So Stars fans, keep being “LOUD and Proud” #COYStars