Hull Stingrays get first outright win of the season

Sylvain Cloutier
Cloutier is still looking to make changes despite the win in Dundee

Hull Stingrays finally got their season going with a first outright victory in the Elite League after a 2-1 success in Dundee.

The Rays trailed early-on but got back on level terms thanks to player-coach Sylvain Cloutier.

The points were secured by Jason Silverthorn's short-handed strike.

A relieved Cloutier told BBC Radio Humberside: "It's been a long time coming and after seven straight losses, it's good to finally win."

It was their first win in regulation time this season, with their only other two-pointer came after a penalty shoot-out at home to the Fife Flyers.

The victory came off the back of a disappointing 3-2 home defeat by the Edinburgh Capitals 24 hours earlier.

The side from Scotland started the game as the bottom-placed side in the Elite League and goals from Dominic Osman and Silverthorn could not paper over the defensive cracks as the Rays hit a season low at the Hull Arena.

BBC Radio Humberside Sport understands that coach Cloutier is expected to make changes to his line-up after a start to the season that has seen them pick up just five points from their first 12 games of the league season.

Add to that, a four-game winless run in the Challenge Cup which leaves them bottom of Group B and unable to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition and Cloutier has indicated a need for change on the ice.

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