Dundee Tigers left frustrated as local rivals cash in on penalties

Ian Carstairs believes Dundee Tigers’ performance in the second period against Dundee Comets on Saturday showed they have the ability to cause problems against the top teams in the SNL.

The Comets dominated the first period, racing to a four goal lead, before the Tigers pegged things back to just a 5-4 deficit with 20 minutes remaining.

The final session went the way of the visitors, as the Comets ran out comfortable 9-4 victors in the final Dundee derby of the regular season and the defender admitted it was a frustrating evening for the Tigers.

“We started slowly and found ourselves in a bit of a hole early on in the game,” he said.

“The guys showed a lot of character to pull things back in the second period though and we played some nice hockey to make sure we were still in the game with the final 20 minutes to play.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t keep up the intensity and took a couple of silly penalties in the third period which allowed the Comets find their flow again.

“We can take a lot of positives from the game and competed well through 40 minutes of hockey, but we did give up some cheap goals and need to keep our discipline better when we’re in a position of opportunity.

“We head to North Ayrshire Wild next Saturday in a game that we must win, so we’ll be working hard in training this week to make sure we’re as well prepared as we possibly can be.”

(Image permission: Derek Black)