The Kitmart Dundee Stars are out to seal a four-point weekend and end their Challenge Cup Group Stage with a victory over their arch rivals, Fife Flyers, in Kirkcaldy tonight.

The Stars and Flyers meet in the final Group A fixture of this season and with the placings already confirmed in the Challenge Cup group, this match will be a pure rivalry, with bragging rights being the main prize for the winners.

In three competitive meets already this season, Dundee have been the victors twice, with one win at home and the other in tonight’s venue – the Fife Ice Arena.

Meanwhile, the Flyers claimed a 4-3 victory in Dundee just last weekend as they battled back and forth before netting a late winner to seal their first Challenge Cup win of the year.

In that fixture, Sebastian Bengtsson, Charlie Combs and Philippe Sanche had netted Dundee’s three goals, while Michael McNicolas, Jacob Benson (2) and Erik Naslund were on the scoresheet for Fife.

However, Todd Dutiaume’s side have not won since and will be looking to put an end to their three-game losing run at home tonight.

Although, Dundee snapped their own five-game winless run last night with a 7-0 demolition of Guildford Flames, as Adam Morrison recorded his first shutout of the season, by making 30 saves.

Connor Sills, Gabriel Desjardins, Kyle Haas, Charlie Combs, Dillon Lawrence (2) and Spencer Dorowicz all found the net for the Stars last night, meanwhile the Kirkcaldy club were 4-0 down in less than 40 minutes at the SSE Arena in Belfast, yesterday.

In what ended a 4-1 defeat to Belfast Giants, James Anderson provided the late consolation goal for Fife.

Despite missing out on last night’s big win, Stars forward, Philippe Sanche has insisted that consistency is key to earning more positive results.

He said: “We are still hungry to continue turning things around.

“We have had some really good moments throughout the season, even though the results were not always there, so we have to make sure we find consistency now and then the results will continue to be positive.

“We have confidence in our group but we need to keep working hard and continue taking care of the puck.

“When we play a full 60 minutes, we are a fast and tough team to play against, however we need to keep creating offence and sustaining pressure in their zone, whilst minimising the mistakes.”

Face-off for tonight’s game in Kirkcaldy is at 6pm.

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54 Games
22 Wins
25 Losses
7 OT Losses
51 Points