The Kitmart Dundee Stars visit the Fife Flyers tonight in the Challenge Cup and are hoping to secure their first win of the season.

By Kris Smith

The Stars will be hungry to avoid a repeat of their last trip to the Fife Ice Arena, as the Flyers claimed a 1-0 win in both club’s final preseason match.

However, Todd Dutiaume’s men are also yet to win a game this seasons, after losses against Coventry Blaze in the league and Belfast Giants in the cup, last weekend.

Although, Dundee were in action last night in the only fixture of Friday night and they lost 2-0 to Belfast Giants in Northern Ireland.

Fife’s James Anderson and Carson Stadnyk are the only two players who have found a way past the Stars this season, while Sills, Sanche, Dillon Lawrence and Drew Rumgay have netted for Dundee in the two preseason derbies.

Also, the Stars will continue to be without the injured trio of Drew Rumgay, Craig Moore and Toms Rutkis.

Looking ahead to his first derby, defender, Michael Poirier said: “I know it is a very good rivalry.

“Even though I missed those first derbies at the start of the year, I was following the games online on Facebook and Twitter.

“I can just see how much passion is behind those derbies from the people in Scotland and it was great to get that big win in Dundee in front of the fans and for our team.

“So these games are important for us and these are games we cannot let slip away.”

The Canadian continued: “It is going to be a big game.

“Every point matters and we do not want to look back at the end of the season and realise these were the games that we let slip away and that will end up hurting us in the standings.

“So we have to take every game with a massive importance and make sure we play a full 60 minutes, so that we come out on top and don’t let those points slip away.”

Tonight’s game in Kirkcaldy faces-off at 7:15pm.

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