The Kitmart Dundee Stars take on a playoff rival and their oldest enemy this weekend starting by hosting Guildford Flames tonight at the DIA!

By Kris Smith

The Stars face two more intense and important battles tonight and tomorrow night, as they aim to find consistency from last weekend’s big win over Manchester Storm.

Last Sunday, Dundee responded to a 5-2 loss against Glasgow Clan by winning in Manchester for the first time in almost five years.

The Taysiders opened up a lead in the second period through goals from Sebastian Bengtsson and Philippe Sanche and despite the Storm tying it.

Omar Pacha’s men powered on to go 6-2 ahead in the final 20 minutes, with Bengtsson completing his hat-trick and also Charlie Combs and Michael Poirier getting in on the scoring.

That crucial win also put the Stars within three points of Guildford, who sit fifth in the table and if results go their way this weekend, they could be trading places.

This will be the Flames last league trip to Dundee this season and so far, they have won and lost a game each on their trips to the Dundee Ice Arena.

Last time, the English outfit opened up a 2-0 lead before eventually being pegged back by the Stars at 3-3, where a shootout was used to decide the winner and Jake Bolton scored the winning penalty for Guildford.

Ian McNulty, Robert Lachowicz and John Dunbar provided Guildford’s goals, while Timi Lahtinen, Combs and Sanche hit the net for Dundee.

Paul Dixon’s side have also won both ties down in Surrey and will be looking to secure fourth victory against Dundee.

Stars forward, Spence Dorowicz is hoping he and his teammates can start build consistency from last weekend’s key road victory and start a run that can secure them a higher playoff seeding.

He said: “That was a great result for us on Sunday and a much needed two points, as we continue to try and move up in the standings.

“The guys are feeling good and we are excited to continue to build on our recent play.

“For this weekend, if we focus on ourselves as opposed to who we are facing we seem to get a better result.

“So, that is what we are going to continue to do going into the weekend to give ourselves the best chance of another good set of results this weekend.”

Face-off time for tonight’s home game is at 7pm. Buy your tickets NOW!

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