Dundee Stars 6 – 3 Glasgow Clan
Glasgow Clan suffered a disappointing start to the Elite League’s Pride Weekend as they went down 6-3 to Dundee Stars in a crucial game.
It was the first in a three-game weekend for the Clan as the injury list piled up even more with five players out, already making things difficult for Zack Fitzgerald and his team.
Gary Russell returned for Clan duty, backing up starter Jordan McLaughlin while Liam Stenton was back in defence, continuing to make an impression.
In fact, the teenager got an assist on the opening goal for the Clan after five minutes when he fired in on goal from the blue line, with Scott Tanski getting a nick before Matt Beca delivered the finish.
Nolan LaPorte added a second a few minutes when he was assisted by young Stenton, getting enough of a move on it to take it beyond Dundee goalie Alex Leclerc.
The home side got themselves on the board before the first break when Kevin Dufour passed across the crease, finding Anthony Beauregard at the other side, who swept in the finish.
Stars moved 3-2 ahead around the halfway point of the game as Colton Kroeker, down the right side, saw the late move by Drydn Dow, who needed the one touch to slot it into the net.
Glasgow levelled things five minutes into the third period as Mikael Lidhammar tried a wraparound, with Beca getting a touch on to help Craig Peacock, who scored on the powerplay.
Within a couple of minutes, Dundee were back in front as Dow’s snapshot was blocked by McLaughlin and Dufour needed a couple of tries to get it over the line, as his perseverance paid off on 46:15.
It took them just 36 seconds to open a two-goal lead when Matt Marquardt released Brett Stovin with an inch perfect pass and the Stars #28 lasered a shot into the roof of the net.
They confirmed the points with a minute to go on the empty net as Marquardt played provider again, setting up Matt Carter to tap the puck into the yawning cage to end a disappointing night for the Clan, who now head to Belfast in the second game of a busy Pride Weekend.