Kitmart Dundee Stars defenseman, Shawn Boutin has revealed how much of a confidence boost the recent performances have given to the team.

By Kris Smith

The Stars are now on a five-game unbeaten run and have won their last four league fixtures. They now host the Belfast Giants on Sunday night at Dundee Ice Arena, face off 5.00pm. Buy your tickets NOW! But before Sunday’s home game they travel to Manchester, to take on the Storm on Saturday night.

Shawn Boutin described how the winning run has restored some much-needed confidence in the team after what was an important weekend for the club.

Reflecting on last Saturday’s 7-3 victory, Boutin said: “We needed that win, especially against Coventry.

“We owed them one after they came here last time and took a win from us, so that was huge for us to bounce back against them.”

Last Saturday’s match was the first time the Stars had scored seven goals since the 7-2 win over Glasgow Clan in the opening weekend back in September and it has restored the confidence in the team that they can score goals in large amounts.


After winning big, Shawn added: “It feels great, it is good for the confidence, whether you are scoring goals or playing better defensively, it all helps.

“Our defence has been way better for the past couple of weeks and that has really helped all the guys confidence levels.”

Despite their winning streak, the Tayside team still sit ninth in the Elite League table and this weekend’s matches provide a chance to push themselves further clear of the last placed Manchester Storm and hopefully back into the top eight.

“We are really confident but we can’t get too high on this streak and we have to take it one game at a time and try to do the job every single night no matter who we play against”, added the 29-year-old.

“It is never easy to travel to Manchester because they are hard to play against in their barn (home arena).

“We want to keep this run going this week and we will work really hard to get ready for the two big games this weekend.”

The Stars are on the road in Manchester on Saturday and return home on Sunday for a clash with Belfast Giants (face-off 5pm). You can buy tickets for Sunday’s home game HERE.

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