Stadel hattrick leaves Blaze seeing Stars
Genting Casino Coventry Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart described his sides performance as "garbage" as a Riley Stadel hattrick secured a 2-3 overtime road win for the Dundee Stars at the Skydome Arena.
Without the suspended Danick Paquette, the Elite League game started in perfect fashion for the Blaze with Garrett Ladd firing them ahead after just 2.30.
Despite the home side having over a minute of 5-on-3 time, it was Dundee who found the only goal in the middle period. Stadel registering his first of the night with a big shot on the powerplay for 1-1 at 37.33.
Early into the third and it was Blaze, through British forward Ross Venus who took back the lead (41.56).
It was short lived though as a defensive breakdown by Coventry allowed Stars' Man of the Match Stadel to tie things at two (44.32).
As the clocked ticked down with the scores level, Blaze's Kevin Nastiuk was forced to pull off a world class stop to send the game into 3-on-3 overtime.
With both teams picking up a point, Blaze Captain Jordan Pietrus almost grabbed the second for his side, ringing the post before that man Stadel stood up again to win the game for Dundee (64.26).
It was the Stars’ first win at the Skydome since March 2011, a run that lasted 13 games with defeat, leaving Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart "rattled" post-game.