Dundee Stars

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Dundee Stars
Dundee Stars Logo.png
City Dundee, Scotland
League Elite Ice Hockey League
Founded 2001
Home arena Dundee Ice Arena
Colours

Red, White, Dark Blue

              
General manager Charlie Ward, Stephen Ward, Michael Ward (directors)
Head coach Canada Jeff Hutchins
Captain TBC
Franchise history
2001–2008 Dundee ‘Texol’ Stars
2008–present Dundee ‘CCS’ Stars
Championships
British National League Champions 2001-02
British National League Playoff Champions 2001-02, 2004–05
Gardiner Conference Champions 2013-14

The Dundee Stars, currently stylised as Dundee 'CCS' Stars due to a title sponsorship deal with Contract Cleaning Services,[1] are a professional ice hockey team based in the Scottish city of Dundee. They were formed in 2001 and play their home games at the Dundee Ice Arena, situated off the city's main Kingsway dual carriageway.

The team currently play in the UK-wide Elite Ice Hockey League and have previously played in others including: The British National League, Scottish National League and The Northern League. In joining the Elite League, they are one of four Scottish teams playing in the competition, alongside The Edinburgh Capitals, Braehead Clan and Fife Flyers.

History[edit]

BNL Years[edit]

Founded in 2001, the Dundee Stars won the Findus British National League (FBNL) and the Playoffs in their first season (2001–02) and then ranked 2nd in the FBNL, top their playoff group and reached the semi-finals of the challenge cup the following season. Stars' third season was a disappointment compared to the previous two, with a low league position and a place in the final of the Capital Cup.

Season 04-05 was disappointing for all three Scottish teams in the BNL. The National Cup, the Keyline Cup and the Challenge Cup were no better. However, the Stars won the Playoffs and also fared well in the Caledonia Cup.

Post BNL Years: SNL[edit]

Before the 05-06 season, the BNL folded as the Edinburgh Capitals were accepted into the Elite League but Stars refused to go if Fife Flyers were not allowed to join them. Fife's ice rink did not meet the Elite League standards and Flyers and Stars were left with no other option than to play in the Scottish National League (SNL) and so had to release all of their imported players. Fife won the SNL with Stars 3 points behind in 2nd. Flyers also won the Autumn Cup, the Northern League and the SNL Playoffs.

Season 06-07 introduced the NHL style Zero Tolerance rules and the one import rule with the intent of making the SNL a more skillful league. The Stars have relied heavily on their junior development with many Under 19s and some Under 16s "playing up" as well as managing to secure the services of two of the "old" favourites, Jeff Marshall (Canada) and Patric Lochi (Italy).

EIHL Years[edit]

In late April 2010, the Dundee Stars confirmed that they had been accepted into the EIHL,[2] as the leagues 2nd expansion team for the 2010-11 season.

Elite Ice Hockey League Record[edit]

Season League Conference Playoff Challenge Cup
2010-11 EIHL 8th QF Group
2011-12 EIHL 8th QF Group
2012-13 EIHL 9th Gardiner 3rd QF
2013-14 EIHL 3rd Gardiner 1st QF QF
2014-15 EIHL Gardiner

Club roster 2014–15[edit]

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth Joined from
31 Scotland Craig Holland L 2014 Buckhaven, Scotland Edinburgh Capitals, EIHL
39 Canada Marc Cheverie L 2014 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada Colorado Eagles, ECHL
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth Joined from
19 Scotland Sam McCluskey R 2012 Dundee, Scotland Hull Stingrays, EIHL
20 Canada Brad Plumton L 2014 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Cardiff Devils, EIHL
23 England Paul Swindlehurst L 2013 Blackrod, England Swindon Wildcats, EPIHL
27 United States Kevin Quick L 2014 Buffalo, NY, USA South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Position Acquired Place of Birth Joined from
10 Canada Shane Lust L F 2014 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Braehead Clan, EIHL
12 CanadaUnited Kingdom Chris Blight R RW 2014 Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Cardiff Devils, EIHL
13 Canada Jade Galbraith R RW 2014 Hinton, Alberta, Canada Heerenveen Flyers, Eredivisie
16 Scotland John Dolan R F 2013 Dundee, Scotland Fife Flyers, EIHL
71 CanadaUnited Kingdom Jeff Hutchins L LW 2011 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Edinburgh Capitals, EIHL
86 Scotland Bari McKenzie R F 2013 Dumfries, Scotland Manchester Phoenix, EPIHL
Previous Season Departures
Number Player Shoots Position Acquired Joined from Reason for leaving
5 Russia Nikita Kashirsky L F 2013 Reading Royals, ECHL Signed for Wichita Thunder, CHL
6 Canada James Isaacs R D 2014 Greenville Road Warriors, ECHL Signed for Kalamazoo Wings, ECHL
8 Canada Rory Rawlyk R D 2013 Corona Brasov, MOL Liga Signed for Coventry Blaze, EIHL
12 Slovakia Ľubomír Vaškovič R F 2014 HC Dukla Senica, Slovak 1.Liga Signed for HK 36 Skalica, Slovak Extraliga
29 United States Nico Sacchetti R F 2013 HYS The Hague, Eredivisie Signed for Rubin Tyumen, VHL
37 United States Jerry Pollastrone L LW 2013 Heerenveen Flyers, Eredivisie Signed for Mora IK, Allsvenskan
39 Canada Dan Bakala L G 2013 Tulsa Oilers, CHL Signed for Mora IK, Allsvenskan

Honours[edit]

British National League

Scottish National League

Elite Ice Hockey League

References[edit]

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