Dundee Stars’ disappointing ice hockey season took another severe jolt last night when they suffered a second defeat inside 24 hours to rivals Fife Flyers.
The Kirkcaldy club who had triumphed 7-5 in Fife on Saturday edged the Stars 3-2 at Dundee Ice Arena.
Jordan Fulton netted after 16 minutes and two goals in the early part of the final session put them three goals ahead.
Flyers associate player-coach Danny Stewart scored after only 17 seconds of the restart and Fulton netted the third seven minutes later.
Skipper Chris Blight and Ryan Grimshaw scored for Stars with goals in the 54th and 58th minutes but the double whammy leaves Jeff Hutchins’ side with a lot to do to make the top eight and qualify for the end-of-season play-offs.
Dundee are in bottom spot with 17 points four points adrift of Coventry Blaze.
Then come Hull and Edinburgh with 25 while Fife move up to sixth after their double triumph over Stars with 26 points.
Last night in Glasgow Stefan Meyer claimed a double as Braehead Clan bounced back from a big defeat at Belfast Giants to beat the Northern Irish side and stay in touch at the top of the Elite League.
The Scots won 5-2 with Lee Esders, Dundee-born Tristan Harper and skipper Matt Keith also netting and they move to within a point of league pace-setters Sheffield Steelers.
Edinburgh Capitals lost their fourth straight game when they were whipped 6-3 by Hull Stingrays at Murrayfield.
* Flyers came out on top in the first match of the weekend double-header with local rivals Stars, winning 7-5 at Rosslyn Street.
They twice bounced back in a thrilling contest with Ned Lukacevic and Scott Fleming both netting doubles and Bobby Chaumont setting up four of the goals.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Edinburgh Capitals lost 3-2 to Hull Stingrays, while Belfast Giants thrashed Braehead Clan 6-1.
* Dundee Comets shut out city rivals Dundee Tigers 7-0 in a Scottish National League clash at Dundee Ice Arena on Saturday.
Paul Guilcher, Tigers’ long-serving player, said the scoreline was disappointing.
He added: “We were flat from the start and the Comets took full advantage.
“We knew we had to up our game at the start of the second period, but we just didn’t come close to putting in any kind of performance.
“After four minutes had lapsed we were 6-0 down and the game was over.”