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 Fife Flyers vs Belfast Giants game preview

This Saturday the Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, host the Belfast Giants at Fife Ice Arena in their only game of the weekend.

The Giants travel to Kirkcaldy with a new head coach in charge following Derrick Walser left during the summer with their former captain Adam Keefe taking over the reigns.

Despite having no coaching experience,Keefe was a popular choice amongst the Giants fans having been with the club since 2011/12 and holding the ‘C’ since 2012/13. Derrick Walser retired from playing at the end of last season and took up a coaching job in the OHL with Peterborough, Keefe has done a strong job in recruiting new players, signing some names with impressive CV’s.

Belfast have, on paper anyway, a strong balanced Defence which is led by the returning former NHL’er Jim Vandermeer (currently injured), Ryan Martinelli and new signing Cole Jarrett. Jarrett joined the the Giants from Tohoku in the highly rated Asian League and wears an ‘A’ this season and has a lot of European Elite League experience. He has seen time in Liiga, DEL, EBEL as well as a brief stint in the NHL with the Islanders.

Keefe, perhaps more so than those before has added some youthful exuberance to the Belfast's forward line-up. 23-year-old Sébastien Sylvestre has started particularly well with 12 goals, 15 assists in 17 games over all competitions. The Giants #10 though has also racked up 68 minutes in the penalty box

2017/18 HEAD TO HEAD

  • 14th October 2017  - Belfast Giants 5 Fife Flyers 0 (CC)

TRAVEL CLUB SIGNING

This Saturday sees our the Travel Club signing table return. This week Jordan Marr & Chase Schaber will be joining us at the Travel Club booth directly after the game for approx 20 minutes.

Be sure to pop down to grab a quick selfie or get that new jersey signed.

Jordan MarrChase Schaber


Fife Flyers Webcast

PLAYERS TO WATCH

COLIN SHIELDS, FORWARD

Shields, 37 who hails from Glasgow, was selected 195th overall in the 2000 NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers and the Team GB star played his first season as a Giant in 2005/06 – winning his first Elite League title with the organisation, before going on to win the Challenge Cup and Knockout Cup in 2009, the 2010 Playoff championship before lifting the league trophy once more in 2013/14. Shields is the Giants all-time leading points scorer and goal scorer and has played in over 500 games, posting over 20 goals and 350+ for the organisation.

BRENDAN CONNOLY, FORWARD

Connoly joined the Giants from Rungstead in Denmark where he helped the team to the Danish Championship. In 2016/17 Connolly was the league’s most penalised player with 187 penalty minutes as well as finishing fifth in the league’s points standings with 20 goals and 28 assists, good for 48 points in 42 games. The 31 year old Canadian helped the Alaska Aces to the ECHL’s Kelly Cup in 2013/14 while he was an Assistant Captain with the American team. 

COLE JARRETT, DEFENCE

Selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in round 5 of the 2001 NHL entry draft, 141st overall, Jarrett spent four years in the OHL with the Plymouth Whalers. His professional hockey career began when the New York Islanders signed him in September of 2003. The Islanders assigned Jarrett to their AHL affiliate in Bridgeport at the start of the 2003/04 season and he was called up and appeared in his first NHL game on 18th April 2006 vs Philadelphia Flyers. Jarrett then made the move to Europe and joined the DEL’s Eisbaren Berlin. The 2016/17 season saw Jarrett awarded the Asia League’s ‘Best Offensive Defenceman’ with 11 goals and 35 assists, good for 46 points in 45 games.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale NOW for ALL October HOME Games.

  • Sat 4th November - Fife Flyers vs Belfast Giants (EIHL/CC), 7:15pm
  • Sat 11th November - Fife Flyers vs Dundee Starts (EIHL), 7:15pm
  • Sat 25th November - Fife Flyers vs Cardiff Devils (EIHL), 7:15pm

Buy online via the website www.fifeflyers.co.uk

Adult £16.50 (age 16 +)

OAP/Student £11.50 (Please ensure you have valid ID when ordering/presenting Concession tickets)

Child £9.50 (age 3 – 15 years)
N.B. UNDER 14's MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Terms and Conditions apply

Fife Ice Arena Box Office 

  • Monday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Tuesday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Thursday - 2pm to 8pm
  • Friday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Saturday - 12pm to 4pm and from doors open on game day. 
  • Sunday - CLOSED (Unless there is a Flyers home game, in which case tickets on sale 12 to 4pm and from doors open).
  • Doors open 2 hours prior to face-off.

2017/18 EIHL LEAGUE STANDINGS

TeamGPPts
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 16 26
Manchester Manchester 18 24
Belfast Giants Belfast 19 23
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 17 21
MK Lightning MK 19 19
Fife Flyers Fife 14 18
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 15 18
Coventry Blaze Coventry 17 18
Braehead Clan Braehead 17 17
Guilford Flames Guildford 16 17
Dundee Stars Dundee 16 13
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 16 4
  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).

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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.

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Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, KY1 3HS 

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