Wednesday May 24, 2017
Register
12
Feb

 Phil Paquet celebrates vs Belfast Giants

The FiFab Fife Flyers hosted Elite Ice Hockey League title chasing side Belfast Giants on Sunday evening at Fife Ice Arena in what turned out to be a game to remember for the home side. Flyers went into the game missing forward Bryan Cameron who had picked up an injury during the midweek game against Sheffield Steelers.

The opening period saw Flyers dominate the majority of the play as they created a number of quality scoring chances, and it didn't take long for Fife to get on the score sheet when a pinpoint cross ice pass from Mathew Sisca found Brendan Brooks steaming in to the Belfast, Brooks rifled his shot beyond Jackson Whistle in the Giants net to put Flyers 1-0 up after 3:31.

Belfast tied the game up when David Rutherford found a way passed Shane Owen in the Fife net at 13:10. Flyers retook the lead shortly after when Sebastien Thinel set up Justin Fox at the back post of the Belfast goal, and Fox fired Flyers 2nd goal in at 14:15.

Flyers were not finished as they pressed for a 3rd goal in the opening period and a move started from Flyers own zone saw Chase Schaber score his 12th goal of the season as he made it 3-1 to Fife at 18:26.

Ryan Dingle extended Flyers lead to 4-1 at 22:35 when he fired the puck beyond Jackson Whistle from close range. Belfast got themselves back in to game when Michael Quenele scored Belfast's 2nd goal of the game at 32:15 before Blair Riley made it 4-3 at 34:17.

Colin Shields tied the game up just before the end of the 2nd period at 37:18, prompting head coach Todd Dutiaume to call a Flyers time-out.

Belfast briefly took a 5-4 lead in the 3rd period after Blair Riley scored his second goal of the night when he managed to squeeze the puck beyond Shane Owen in the Fife net at 42:02.

Despite Flyers frustrations at a number of calls not going against them, they kept their focus and when Ryan Dingle tied the game up at 5-5 after 44:04, they went on to score another 4 unanswered goals.

Defenceman Philippe Paquet fired a shot passed Jackson Whistle to make it 6-5 at 46:09, before Brendan Brooks made it 7-5 after 48:44.

With time running out Jackson Whistle was pulled from the Belfast Giants net, and when Brendan Brooks won a face-off in his side's defensize zone, Russ Moyer fired the puck straight in to Belfast's empty net to make it 8-5 with the clock at 57:20.

Chase Schaber wrapped up the scoring when he got his 2nd goal of the game and his 13th of the season to make it Flyers 9 Belfast 5 at 58:28.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 9 Belfast Giants 5

Fife Flyers Scoring:

Brendan Brooks (2+3), Justin Fox (1+0), Chase Schaber (2+0), Ryan Dingle (2+1), Philippe Paquet (1+2), Russ Moyer (1+2), Mathew Sisca (0+2), Carlo Finucci (0+2), Sebastien Thinel (0+2), Kyle Haines (0+1), Ric Jackman (0+2)

Fife Flyers Man of the Match:

19: Ryan Dingle

Belfast Giants Scoring:

David Rutherford (1+2), Michael Quesnele (1+0), Blair Riley (2+0), Colin Shields (1+1), Jeff Mason (0+1), Michael Forney (0+1), Brandon Benedict (0+1), Chris Higgins (0+2), Matt Towe (0+1)

Belfast Giants Man of the Match:

25: Blair Riley

Shots on Goal:

Shane Owen: P1 - 11, P2 - 11, P3 - 14 Total = 35

Jackson Whistle: P1 - 12, P2 - 12, P3 - 15 Total = 39

Empty Net: P1 - 0, P2 - 0, P3 - 1 Total = 1

Attendance: 1702

Fife Flyers vs Belfast Giants game summary

2017/18 EIHL LEAGUE STANDINGS

Team GP Pts
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 0 0
Belfast Giants Belfast 0 0
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 0 0
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 0 0
Braehead Clan Braehead 0 0
Fife Flyers Fife 0 0
Dundee Stars Dundee 0 0
Manchester Manchester 0 0
Coventry Blaze Coventry 0 0
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 0 0
MK Lightning MK 0 0
Guilford Flames Guildford 0 0
  Full Standings  

Elite Ice Hockey League

The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom formed in 2003. The league currently consists of 12 teams, with Braehead (SCO), Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Edinburgh (SCO), Fife (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Milton Keynes (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).

Elite League Logo

 

About Flyers

The Fife Flyers, established in 1938, are the oldest professional ice hockey team in the United Kingdom. The team has a history of success through the ages, with over 60 Scottish and British cups and titles to their name.

Fife Ice Arena, Rosslyn Street
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, KY1 3HS 

Phone: 01592568702
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: fifeflyers.co.uk

Flyers on Social Media

 

twitterFollow Flyers on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fifeflyers

Facebook    Follow Flyers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fifeflyers

Instagram    Follow Fife Flyers at www.instagram.com/fifeflyers

S5 Box

Login

Register

*
*
*
*
*
*

S5R_REQUIREDFIELDS