Tuesday October 23, 2018

 Fife Flyers vs Belfast Giants post game summary

Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, hosted the Belfast Giants on Saturday evening at Fife Ice Arena in their only game of the weekend. Saturday's game saw the teams compete for league and Challenge Cup points, with the winner determining who would top Challenge Cup group B.

The Belfast Giants were playing their second game in a Scottish double header weekend having recorded a 5-2 win in Dundee on Friday night. Flyers went into the game without Chris Wands, who was still out through injury.

A frustrating opening period saw Flyers unable to get themselves on the score and fall behind after two contentious goals. The first coming after John Kurtz's shot hit the post and rolled along the goalline with the goal being given.

Just 2 minutes later Belfast broke out, and as all the home fans expected the whistle to be blown for offside, Darcy Murphy scored Belfast's 2nd goal of the game, giving the visitors a 2-0 lead at the end of the opening period.

Belfast extended their lead early in the 2nd period when Colin Shields capitalised on a mistake in the Flyers defence to make it 3-0 at 24:34.

Danick Gauthier pulled a goal back late in the period when he fired a rocket beyond Jackson Whistle in the Belfast net to make it 3-1 going into the 3rd period.

A flurry of action in the opening minutes for the home side saw them get back in the game thanks to a fantastic breakaway finish from defenceman Ian Young who got Flyers 2nd goal of the game at 46:45, bringing it back to a  1 goal game.

Despite Flyers best effort, Belfast secured the win thanks to an empty net goal at 59:27, completing a 4 point weekend for the Giants.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 2 Belfast Giants 4

Fife Flyers Scoring:

Danick Gauthier (1+0), Ian Young (1+0), Carlo Finucci (0+1), Chase Schaber (0+1)

Fife Flyers Man of the Match:

5: James Isaacs

Belfast Giants Scoring:

John Kurtz (1+0), Darcy Murphy (1+0), Colin Shields (1+0), Jim Vandermeer (0+3), Brendan Connolly (0+2), Matt Bissonnette (0+1)

Belfast Giants Man of the Match:

9: Jim Vandermeer

Shots on Goal:

Andy Iles: P1 - 8, P2 - 7, P3 - 8 EN - 1 Total = 23 + EN = 1

Jackson Whistle: P1 - 12, P2 - 7, P3 - 10 Total = 29

Attendance: 1656



Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 15 18
Fife Flyers Fife 10 17
Belfast Giants Belfast 12 16
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 9 16
Coventry Blaze Coventry 9 11
Guilford Flames Guildford 9 10
Glasgow Clan Glasgow 10 10
Manchester Manchester 12 10
Dundee Stars Dundee 12 9
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 13 6
MK Lightning MK 10 6
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