Stars & Giants clash on FreeSports

December 5, 2018 8:47 am

A week after meeting in the Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals, Dundee Stars and Belfast Giants will battle again this time in the league in tonight’s live game on FreeSports. Elsewhere there are also two more league games in Cardiff and Sheffield.

1930 Dundee Stars vs. Belfast Giants – FreeSports (Tickets)

Join Aaron Murphy and Paul Adey live from 1900 at the Dundee Ice Arena for pre-game build up, as the Stars look to continue their good form in the league and get revenge for their 8-0 drubbing by the Giants last week in the cup. The Giants lost their unbeaten streak on Sunday in Sheffield and will want to avoid another defeat.

It is great to have the opportunity to play Belfast after last week bad performance against them. We anticipate them being as strong as usual. We need to stay composed the full 60 minutes and limit our mistakes.” – Omar Pacha (Head Coach, Dundee Stars)

“Dundee have four league wins in a row and are coming off a weekend of defeating the Cardiff Devils, which is never easyThey are riding high at the moment and will be a different prospect than what we faced last Wednesday. They are at home and will be difficult to play against. We will be prepared, and go in there and try to find a way to get another win.” –Adam Keefe (Head Coach, Belfast Giants)


1930 Cardiff Devils vs. Guildford Flames (Tickets | Webcast)

The Devils will be looking for a big performance after losing on Sunday night in overtime to Dundee, and then announcing that Justin Faryna had left the team yesterday. The Devils have still won three of their last five and taken overtime points in both of those losses. Guildford meanwhile had the remarkable comeback in Coventry on Sunday to get them back to winning ways after a couple of defeats.

“This is a massive game for us. It’s been a difficult week with the departure of Justin Faryna and another weekend with a big win on the road but a disappointing defeat at home. We’ve been struggling to find consistent form and there just seems to be a lot of little things not going our way – but I have full faith in my group of guys and I do believe we can get back to that form we had early in the season. We know how good Guildford are. They’ve already beaten us in Cardiff once this year and we had some terrific battles with them last year – they’re a very skilled team who play a very fast-paced game and come to us on the back of an incredible comeback win on Sunday night. We’ll have to be at our best – not for one period or 30 minutes but for the full sixty to take anything from this game.”Andrew Lord (Head Coach, Cardiff Devils

Cardiff has a deeply talented team, and when you plan for them, it is difficult to identify spots where they are not solid. They can skate, they are physically strong, they are good away from the puck.  We have had a few up and down nights lately, and we cannot be on a down swing in Cardiff or we will be punished. This is a real test for us to make sure we are fully prepared to put in a 60 minute effort, and hopefully come away with a performance we can be happy with.” – Paul Dixon (Head Coach, Guildford Flames)


1930 Glasgow Clan vs. Sheffield Steelers (Tickets)

The Clan and Steelers meet after Sheffield recently went above the Glasgow side in the overall standing. Separated by three points, it’s a big game as the Clan try to not lose touch with the Top 6, while Sheffield try to cement themselves further in it.

“We’re a pretty positive group right now. We’re feeling confident at the moment and going into every game believing we can win. But we can’t get carried away we are not even halfway through the season yet. We were talking about going eight and two in our last 10 games and how we need to try to replicate that in our next 10 games.” Evan McGrath (Forward, Sheffield Steelers)


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