Cloutier support for big guns

HULL, UK – Player-coach Sylvain Cloutier has backed his forwards to start firing again as Rapid Solicitors Hull Stingrays battle to secure an Elite League play-off place.

Stingrays have scored just once in their last two games which both ended in one-goal defeats to Gardiner Conference rivals Dundee Stars.Hull Stingrays logo

With just five games remaining in the regular season, Stingrays are three points clear of ninth-placed Fife Flyers, who have two games in hand.

Next up for Stingrays is a home clash against Sheffield Steelers – who they play three times in the final three weeks – before the visit of Fife Flyers next Wednesday is followed by a trip to Dundee on Saturday March 15.

Cloutier said: “It is a bad time for our offence to go quiet but we have some shooters in our team and they won’t be dry for long.

“It was the same old story against Dundee as [Dan] Bakala won them the game again. Credit to him he made some nice saves, especially in the second period.

“But we need to work harder for our goals and pay the price and go to the dirty areas – you cannot score from the outside.”

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