Tigers battle all the way against title contenders
DUNDEE Tigers were sunk 4-1 by Paisley Pirates on Sunday night at Dundee Ice Arena in the home team’s final game of their league campaign.
Goals by Richard Thorp in the first and second periods gave the visitors a lead that the Tigers could not overcome.
Marc Crute and Martin Guy added to the visitors’ tally early in the third period before Tigers captain Paul Guilcher grabbed a consolation goal for the hosts with nine minutes remaining.
Tigers coach Ian Carstairs said after the game: “We’re disappointed to end our league campaign with a loss but the guys showed a lot of character against a fired-up Pirates team who are fighting for the SNL title.
“We were missing a few of our key players who might have provided a bit of spark to our attack and we worked hard to keep things competitive.
“We know we’ll finish up in eighth position in the table and have earned a spot in the play-off quarter-finals but we now have to wait to see who we will face.
“It’s going to be one of either the Comets, Pirates or Kestrels but no matter which team earns the chance to face us we’re going to be up for a battle.
“We just have to try to stay focused and fit as we wait out the results over the next couple of weeks.”
DUNDEE Ducks’ free skating sessions are proving to be popular with would-be roller skaters every Saturday morning at Manhattan Works.
The National Lottery-funded Maryfield Community Skating Sessions are open to U/10s (9-10am), family skate (10-11am) and U/16s (11-noon).
There will be some skates available to borrow.
Visit www.dundeeducks.co.uk or their Facebook page for more information, or call Graeme Anderson on 07984 149028.
Dundee Tigers’ Ben MacFarlane helps defend goalie Theo Kynoch’s net from Paisley Pirates’ Martyn Guy at the Dundee Ice Arena.
Dundee Stars’ Ben Brown goes on the attack during the U/14 Scottish Cup semi-final against Belfast (see story at foot of page).