Saturday January 20, 2018
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Game Preview vs Edinburgh Capitals

Face-Off 7:15pm

This Saturday the Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, welcome back old rivals the Edinburgh Capitals to Fife Ice Arena in what is expected to be a much tougher match up than their previous encounter in Kirkcaldy.

Edinburgh return to Fife Ice Arena having suffered their heaviest defeat of the season, 10-1 loss. Edinburgh hosted Flyers on hogmanay at Murrayfield in a much tighter game which saw Flyers secure a 5-3 win.

Jock Hay and Mike D'Orazio have welcomed new netminder to the Capitals with the arrival of Tyler Beskorowany, who helped his new side pick up their first pointon Sunday after a 2-1 overtime loss to the Dundee Stars, the Capitals first point since the 26th November, ending a 13 game pointless streak.

Going into this Saturday's fixtures Flyers on a winning streak of 7 games, as well as having 12 of their last 13 league/conference games.

Evan Bloodoff goes into Saturday's game having scored in each of his last 4 games, a run which saw him score the overtime winner against Braehead Clan at Fife Ice Arena last Saturday.

2017/18 HEAD TO HEAD

  • 16th September 2017 - Fife Flyers 5 Edinburgh Capitals 2 (Challenge Cup)
  • 1st October 2017 - Edinburgh Capitals 3 Fife Flyers 7 (Challenge Cup)
  • 2nd December 2017 - Fife Flyers 6 Edinburgh Capitals 2 (Gardiner Conference/EIHL)
  • 3rd December 2017 - Edinburgh Capitals 1 Fife Flyers 5 (Gardiner Conference/EIHL)
  • 26th December 2017 - Fife Flyers 10 Edinburgh Capitals 1 (Gardiner Conference/EIHL)
  • 31st December 2017 - Edinburgh Capitals 3 Fife Flyers 5 (Gardiner Conference/EIHL)

PLAYERS TO WATCH

TYLER BESKOROWANY, NETMINDER

Beslorowany joins the Capitals with a hugely impressive CV having been drafted in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft by the Dallas Stars. Tyler made the breakthrough in to the AHL in 2010-2011 signing for the Texas Stars. Between 2010-2014 Tyler made 64 appearances in the American Hockey League (he has played 66 times in the league to date) and split his time between the AHL and ECHL during that time. In his first season as a professional in 2010-2011 Tyler made it to the ECHL All Star game. Between 2014 and 2016 Tyler played for Dusseldorfer and Nurnberg in the German DEL. In 2015-2016 he was named the DEL Netminder of the year. 

NIKITA KOLESNIKOVS, DEFENCE

Kolesnikovs rejoined the Capitals in November this year having previously played for them back in 2015/16. Kolsnikovs joined the club following a season in the LNAH (North American Hockey League). Prior to joining the Capitals the former Latvian junior international also boasted experience playing in Norway, Italy, Latvia and Slovakia.

MIKE CAZZOLA, FORWARD

The signing of Cazzola made many fans around the league take notice of the Edinburgh Capitals this summer. The forward was the top point scorer for his club the Fort Wayne Komets, and was also the top point scoring rookie in the ECHL with 76 points (30 goals and 46 assists) in just 67 games. Voted on to the ECHL All Rookie All Star team, Cazzola ranked joint 11th overall in the league for point scoring in his first season in the highly competitive league.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale NOW for the following HOME games.

  • Sat 6th January - Fife Flyers vs Braehead Clan (EIHL), 7:15pm
  • Sat 13th January - Fife Flyers vs Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL), 7:15pm
  • Sat 20th January - Fife Flyers vs Dundee Stars (EIHL), 7:15pm
  • Sun 28th January - Fife Flyers vs Nottingham Panthers (EIHL), 6:30pm

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 Opening Hours

  • 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
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 33 52
Belfast Giants Belfast 33 45
Fife Flyers Fife 29 42
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 33 41
Guilford Flames Guildford 33 40
Manchester Manchester 34 39
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 31 39
Braehead Clan Braehead 34 32
Coventry Blaze Coventry 33 32
MK Lightning MK 33 27
Dundee Stars Dundee 32 25
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 33 9
  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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