Sunday February 17, 2019

 Fife Flyers vs Edinburgh Capitals game summary

Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, got their 2017/18 Challenge Cup campaign underway on Saturday night at Fife Ice Arena as the Edinburgh Capitals visited for the first competitive game of the new season.

Heading into the first competitive action of the season Flyers had a split record, having won 3 games and lsot 3 games in their preseason schedule.

Flyers went into the game missing Brits Sean Beattie and Reece Cochrane, as well as Shayne Stockton who is still out with an upper body injury.

The opening period action saw a very even match up between the two sides, however it was Flyers who got the go ahead goal when Liam Heelis pounced on a loose puck to put Fife 1-0 up at 4:20.

At the half way point in the opening period a high elbow from Tyler Plews at centre ice was a bit of a flash point however Flyers ended up on the penalty kill following penalties for Tommy Muir and Danick Gauthier.

In the 2nd period and it was the Capitals who got themselves on the scoresheet early on when Sergei Banashkov tied the game up firing a shot from the point to beat Andy Iles in the Flyers net at 23:10.

It didn't take Fife long to restore their lead when Chase Schaber picked up the puck at the Capitals net and fire the puck beyond Pavel Shegalo at 28:52.

A flurry of goals in the 3rd period from Flyers ensured they sealed the win after Evan Bloodoff (41:12), Danick Gauthier (42:59) and Liam Heelis (44:58) scored 3 goals in 4 minutes for Fife.

Edinburgh pulled one goal back when Marek Tvrdon made it 5-2 at 46:31, but with Flyers dominating the 3rd period the Capitals were unable to find a way back in the game.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 5 Edinburgh Capitals 2

Fife Flyers Scoring:

Liam Heelis (2+0), Evan Bloodoff (1+1), Chase Schaber (1+0), Danick Gauthier (1+0), Peter LeBlanc (0+2), Ričards Birziņš (0+1), Charlie Mosey (0+1)

Fife Flyers Man of the Match:

78: Danick Gauthier

Edinburgh Capitals Scoring:

Sergei Banashakov (1+0), Marek Tvrdon (1+0), Denis Trakhanov (0+1), Igor Valeev (0+1), Callum Boyd (0+1), Alexander Islamov (0+1)

Edinburgh Capitals Man of the Match:

89: Callum Boyd

Shots on Goal:

Andy Iles: P1 - 7, P2 - 10, P3 - 6 Total = 23

Paevl Shegalo: P1 - 8, P2 - 18, P3 - 24 Total = 50

Attendance: 1780



Cardiff Devils Cardiff 45 71
Belfast Giants Belfast 46 70
Glasgow Clan Glasgow 46 58
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 50 57
Guilford Flames Guildford 48 51
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 48 50
Fife Flyers Fife 44 49
Dundee Stars Dundee 46 46
Manchester Manchester 47 45
Coventry Blaze Coventry 44 45
MK Lightning MK 46 28
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The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom formed in 2003. The league currently consists of 11 teams, with Braehead (SCO), Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Fife (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Milton Keynes (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).

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