Sunday February 17, 2019

 Fife Flyers vs Sheffield Steelers post game summary

Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, got their home double header underway on Saturday night as they hosted the defending EIHL play-off championships the Sheffield Steelers at Fife Ice Arena for the first time this season.

Sheffield travelled to Fife Ice Arena without the suspended Colton Fretter who is currently serving a 6 game ban following disciplinary action earlier this week. 

The opening period saw both teams looking to make their mark early in the game but were unable to get on the scoresheet as both teams couldn't find a way to beat either netminder.

The major talking point from the opening period saw Flyers defenceman Russ Moyer called for clipping following a hit on Steelers latest signing Andre Deveaux. Sheffield were unable to score on the resulting powerplay and the teams headed into the dressing room at the end of the opening period tied at 0-0.

Into the second period and the Flyers first serious chance came around the 5 minute mark when a pass from the Fife defence found Danick Gauthier alone at the Steelers blueline sending the Candian on a breakaway, only for his shot to be saved by the Steelers netminder.

Evan Bloodoff had a golden opportunity to get the Flyers opening goal after a Liam Heelis' pass from the boards to the front of the Steelers net,  but someone how the puck did not go in. Moments later Shayne Stockton's shot hit the Steelers post.

Flyers looked the more dangerous of the 2 sides in the middle period but despite some good chances were unable to get themselves on the scoreboard as the teams headed into the dressing room after the second period with the scores still tied at 0-0.

Into the 3rd period and the first goal of the game finally game at 41:26 when Sheffield's Levi Nelson finally broke the deadlock. 

Despite their best efforts it seemed Todd Dutiaume's side would not find a way through Steelers netminder Mustukovs, however with 1:32 to go in the 3rd period netminder Andy Iles went to the bench for the extra attacker, queue the heroics.

With 1:09 remaining Shayne Stockton got his first goal of the season to send the home fans wild and send the game in overtime.

It didn't take long for the game winning goal to come in overtime as Flyers won the opening face-off and on the resulting attack Shayne Stockton found Evan Bloodoff skating in towards the back post who fired the puck beyond Mustukovs to seal the win for Fife.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 2 Sheffield Steelers 1 OT

Fife Flyers Scoring:

Shayne Stockton (1+1), Evan Bloodoff (1+1), Russ Moyer (0+1), Ian Young (0+1)

Fife Flyers Man of the Match:

29: Andy Iles

Sheffield Steelers Scoring:

Levi Nelson (1+0)

Sheffield Steelers Man of the Match:

37: Matt Marquardt

Shots on Goal:

Andy Iles: P1 - 10, P2 - 9, P3 - 7, OT - 0 Total = 26

Ervins Mustukovs: P1 - 4, P2 - 8, P3 - 8, OT - 1 Total = 21

Attendance: 1923



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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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 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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