Dundee Stars

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Dundee Stars
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City Dundee, Scotland
League Elite Ice Hockey League
Founded 2001
Home arena Dundee Ice Arena
Colours Navy Blue, White
General manager Charlie Ward, Stephen Ward, Michael Ward (directors)
Head coach Canada Marc Lefebvre
Captain United States Joey Sides
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 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 2004–05 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]

In 2005 Edinburgh Capitals and Newcastle Vipers decided to resign from the BNL in order to join the premier Elite League. As this would leave the BNL with only five teams; and thus with little option but to fold, the Capitals and Vipers temporarily withdrew their applications so as to allow the remaining BNL teams to apply for EIHL status. However, terms could not be agreed between the EIHL and the remaining five BNL teams; leading the Capitals and Vipers to resubmit their original applications and join the EIHL; which ultimately resulted in the closure of the BNL. This led the Stars, along with fellow former BNL team Fife Flyers, to move to the Scottish National League. The Stars refusal of the EIHL's terms was due to their local rival, Fife Flyers, being unable to join the EIHL due to their arena not meeting the EIHL's standards. It was decided that Stars' would not join the EIHL at that time unless the Flyers were allowed to join with them. In joining the SNL the Stars had to release all of their imported players in order to meet SNL rules.

During the first season, Fife won the SNL with Stars three points behind in 2nd. Flyers also won the Autumn Cup, the Northern League and the SNL Playoffs. Season 2006–07 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,[1] 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 10th Gardiner 5th QF
2015–16 EIHL 7th Gardiner 3rd QF QF
2016–17 EIHL 7th Gardiner 2nd SF QF

Club roster 2017–18 (as of May 2017)[edit]

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Acquired Place Of Birth Joined From
31 Craig Holland L 2014 Buckhaven, Scotland Edinburgh Capitals, EIHL
29 Joe Fallon L 2016 Bemidji, Minnesota, USA Lausitzer Füchse , DEL2
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Place Of Birth Joined From
2 Kevin Hart R Cumberland, Maine Elmira Jackals, ECHL
57 Joey de Concilys L St Catharines, Ontario, Canada Strasbourg, Ligue Magnus
32 Craig Cescon A L Missisauga, Ontario, Canada Morzine-Avoriaz-Les Gets, France
51 Cameron McGiffin L Bath, England Peterborough Phantoms, EPIHL
4 Felix-Antoine Poulin L Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada Alaska Aces, ECHL
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Place Of Birth Joined From
24 Ben Edmonds L Dundee, Scotland Dundee Comets, SNL
14 Cale Tanaka L Stouffville, Ontario, Canada Coventry Blaze, EIHL
22 Matt White L McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA Indy Fuel, ECHL
23 Vinny Scarsella R Lackawanna, New York, USA Manchester Storm, EIHL
19 Joey Sides C L Sun Valley, Idaho, USA Reading Royals, ECHL
20 Mikael Lidhammar L Lulea, Sweden IK Oskarshamn, Sweden
25 Brett Switzer L Calgary, Alberta, Canada Bentley University, NCAA
72 Scott Brannon R New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada Rapid City Rush, ECHL
9 Kevin Bruijsten L Nijmegen, Netherlands Orli Znojmo, EBEL
TBC Adam Harding R Cardiff, Wales Manchester Storm, EIHL
TBC Malcolm Gould R North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Étoile Noire de Strasbourg, Ligue Magnus
TBC Jordan Cownie L Dundee, Scotland Milton Keynes Lightning, EIHL
96 Kris Inglis L Dundee, Scotland Dundee Comets, SNL

Honours[edit]

British National League

Scottish National League

Elite Ice Hockey League

References[edit]

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