By Kris Smith
In the club’s 19th season, they were sitting in ninth position in the Elite League with 39 points when the season as cancelled after 48 games, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the shortened league of 10 teams, after Milton Keynes Lightning left, the Stars won 38 per cent of their Elite League matches that season and they were five points ahead of their biggest rivals, Fife Flyers, who were in 10th place.
Dundee were also only two points outside a playoff spot and two points behind their other Scottish rivals, Glasgow Clan, who were holding seventh place.
Also, there was 25 points between the Stars and the league leading side, Cardiff Devils and Dundee also had a negative goal difference of -24 in that campaign after scoring 171 goals and conceding 195 times across the Elite League and Challenge Cup.
However, against their Scottish rivals that season, Dundee won more than half of their derbies and outscored both teams 51-45 overall.
Therefore against Fife, the Stars won four times in eight Tayside derbies but were outscored by the Flyers 21-19 and against the Clan, the Stars won five of their nine meetings.
One match was a draw, as both clubs could not be separated in the first leg of the Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals and one match was cancelled as the season was cut short.
Dundee outscored Glasgow 32-24 and their biggest win of the season came against the Braehead side as they beat them 7-2 at home in the Challenge Cup group stage back in September.
However, the highest scoring win came in the form of a 7-3 victory over Coventry Blaze at the DIA in November.
In the 2019-2020 season, Canadian forwards, Kevin Dufour and Anthony Beauregard finished as the team’s tied top point scorers in the league, with 46 points each from 48 league matches.
Dufour provided the most goals, as he lit the lamp 25 times and Beauregard was the main creator, after setting up 29 league goals.
However, Canadian blueliner, Jagger Dirk was the most penalised Star during league matches, after racking up 42 penalty minutes in 47 games.
Also, in the Challenge Cup, Dufour led the team with the most points and goals, after he collected 10 points (7 goals +3 assists) in eight matches.
Although, Latvian forward, Egils led the team in assists, as he created seven goals in his eight cup appearances and Kalns was also the most punished player, after spending 29 minutes in the sin bin across eight matches.
Next-up in our ‘Look Back’ series, we catch-up with a former Star from the 2019-2020 season and see how his life has changed since leaving the Stars.
However, these articles will be brought to you in the near future, as we give the soon to be former players, time to reflect on last season.
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