The Kitmart Dundee Stars put up a lot of very impressive numbers in what was an incredible opening weekend in the Challenge Cup phase and this article looks at some of the standout statistics from last weekend’s victories.

By Kris Smith

With 13 goals scored and 8 different scorers, the Stars offence was firing all weekend-long.

Anthony Beauregard (3), Drydn Dow, Brett Stovin, Kevin Dufour (2), Elgin Pearce (3), Matt Marquardt, Duncan Speirs and Reilly O’Connor, all opened their Stars accounts against Glasgow Clan.

With his two goals at the weekend, Kevin Dufour has continued his streak of scoring in every game he has played for Dundee, including preseason.

 

 

The Canadian winger now has six goals in four appearances.

Saturday’s 6-3 win at the Braehead Arena is the Stars highest scoring game on the road against Glasgow/Braehead.

It is also the third time Dundee have scored six goals at the Braehead Arena.

Meanwhile, Sunday’s 7-2 victory is the Stars biggest win over the Clan at home and their biggest win over the Glasgow side of all time.

It is also the most goals ever scored by Dundee against Glasgow/Braehead.

After Saturday night’s match, it was defenseman Shawn Boutin who lead the scoring charts for the Challenge Cup after assisting three of the goals in Glasgow.

However, by Sunday evening, Kevin Dufour and Elgin Pearce had made their way to the top of scoring stats as the pair brought their totals to five points in two games.

Pearce topped the table with three goals and two assists before landing himself the title of Player of the Week.

Dufour has two goals and three assists to sit second, while Anthony Beauregard’s four points (3 goals, 1 assist) from the weekend put him in fourth.

The Stars captain, Matt Marquardt also has four points after setting up three goals against Glasgow as well as scoring the sixth on Saturday night.

Following Sunday’s tie, Jordan Cownie and Justin Maylan also have three assists each.

The one frustrating stat for the Clan last weekend was that they out shot Stars by 86-59 but only scored five goals, compared to Dundee’s 13.

Therefore, the Stars have a conversion rate of 22 per cent for all shots on target.

Meanwhile, Alex Leclerc stopped 94.19 per cent of the shots he faced from Glasgow at the weekend and holds a goals against average of 2.50.

 

 

With plus and minus being tracked again in the league this year, Dundee’s top three players are Kevin Dufour (+6), Jagger Dirk (+5) and Anthony Beauregard (+5) after two games.

For the fans who don’t know what the plus/minus (+/-) statistic is – it simply keeps track of how many times a player is on the ice when a goal is scored.

Therefore, if you are on the ice when your team scores, you get a plus. However, if you are on the ice when your team concedes a goal, then you receive a minus.

For example: Jagger Dirk was on the ice for two of Dundee’s first three goals in Glasgow on Saturday, giving him a total of +2.

Although, he was out there when Clan pulled one back, dropping him to +1.

He then was on the ice for both of Stars’ last two goals to give him an overall of +3 on Saturday night.

Then on Sunday, he was on the ice when three goals were scored and one was conceded to give him his current total of +5.

Eight players are currently on two game point streaks and will look to continue them this weekend as the Stars face the Manchester Storm and the Fife Flyers.

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