By Kris Smith
Two Stars made their debuts in Glasgow as Anton Svensson and Ben Sokay iced in blue, red and white for the first time, but two players also missed out as Craig Garrigan was sidelined through injury and Ben Brown was playing with Dundee Comets, where he scored twice in their opening fixture.
Dundee started well and had a few chances to open the scoring, but the first goal went to the hosts on six minutes as Glasgow’s Brad Kennedy forced a turnover behind the Stars net and the puck fell straight into the path of Craig Peacock, who shot under Svensson from point blank range.
Jeff Mason’s men then had to survive a powerplay for the Clan and the possibilty of falling two goals behind, after Chris Gerrie was penalised for holding his ex-teammate and former Star, Jordan Cownie.
Dundee did see out the two-minute minor and eventually tied the game up on the 15-minute mark, as Mac Howlett dispossesed Clan goalie, Zach Driscoll behind his net before feeding the puck out in front for Elijiah Barriga to fire home.
Then four minutes later, Fabrizio Ricci deflected Drydn Dow’s effort past Driscoll to put the visitors ahead and they held that narrow lead through to the second period.
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