Tremendous Swede Seb Bengtsson was the toast of Tayside immediately after firing a glory treble in eight sensational minutes to take low-funds Dundee Stars into only the second enjoy-off semi-remaining in their history. They are the only Scottish club remaining in the Leading Sports-backed level of competition.
Dundee, sponsored by Kitmart, shocked lovers in The Residence of Metal by profitable the initial-leg in Sheffield on Saturday 1-0 thanks to a Bengtsson aim less than three minutes from time, but found themselves 3- down right after 21 minutes in the City of Discovery to big paying out Sheffield Steelers, runners-up in the 10-potent Elite League, in the 2nd leg.
Unfancied Stars now go to Nottingham this weekend just after their 4-3 comeback earn on the evening in The Dundee Ice Arena and a 5-3 victory overall in the tie.
Bengtsson, producing his British debut this season, opened his account in the 53rd minute to drag Stars back again to 3-2 down on the night and levelled the video game with 1min 05sec left.
And the pint-sized Stockholm-born left wing, who is only 5ft 8in tall, set the dwelling aspect 4-3 ahead on the night and 5-3 on aggregate with an unassisted empty web strike with 21 seconds remaining to increase the roof at The Dundee Ice Arena.
Stars, founded in 2001, have only created the ultimate 4 when, in 2017, and had been overwhelmed 4-2 by Cardiff Devils just after staying 2- forward early on.
The Tayside team’s coach, Omar Pacha, reported they have been huge underdogs after the quarter-final pairing with Steelers was verified, but Bengtsson’s late strike in The House of Steel gave them renewed belief and set up the drama in Dundee.
Previously, Sheffield moved into a 3- direct many thanks to goals from Marc-Olivier Vallerand right after 9 and 14 minutes and a third by Martin Latal only 59 seconds into the center session.
But the Tayside team replied as a result of Kalvis Ozols following currently being established up by Charlie Combs and Guy of the Match Bengtsson in the 38th minute.
And with the clock working down, Bengtsson netted a second for Stars with Combs and Kyle Haas (cor) involved in the create-up to degree the tie on combination with fewer than 8 minutes remaining.
And he popped in his third with 58min 55sec on the clock, this time on a electrical power perform, to amount on the evening at 3-3 and set the household facet in advance on combination ahead of he ultimately cut down Steelers with an vacant internet target on 59min 39sec.
Somewhere else, two 3rd-period of time plans on Sunday sent ambitious Glagow Clan, sponsored by Aspray Glasgow West, spinning out of the Elite League engage in-ffs.
The Scots were being 1- down in the first-leg in The Principality on Saturday, but a double from Nolan LaPorte with Colin Campbell and Guillaume Gauthier boasting singles gained a 4-3 victory.
Previous night, they held that slender lead until eventually 47min 41sec when Jake Coughler scored and Devils netted a next from Trevor Cox with much less than a few minutes left to stun the Purple Military in the 3,327 group.
That was plenty of to get Devils, runners-up in the Problem Cup to Belfast Giants, to Nottingham future weekend for the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Guildford Flames are in the perform-off semi-final for only the second time having led for only 2min 49sec in excess of 120 minutes in their engage in-off quarter-remaining with Nottingham Panthers.
And Belfast Giants stored their Grand Slam hopes alive with a dramatic shootout results more than Coventry Blaze at the SSE Arena, J J Piccinich (cor) netting the successful penalty shot in round 10 after the sides were locked at 1-1 in regulation time possessing drawn the initially-leg 2-2 in the Midlands on Saturday.
Elite League enjoy-off, quarter-closing, 2nd-leg: Dundee Stars 4, Sheffield Steelers 3 (agg: 5-3) Nottingham Panthers 3, Guildford Flames 3 (agg: 6-7) Belfast Giants 3, Coventry Blaze 3 (agg: 3-3, Giants win on penalty pictures) Glasgow Clan , Cardiff Devils 2 (agg: 4-5)