Wednesday December 12, 2018

 Fife Flyers vs Coventry Blaze game summary

Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, welcomed back Danny Stewart and Ryan Dingle to Fife Ice Arena for the final time this season as they hosted the Coventry Blaze, as Flyers played their 2nd game of a 3 game weekend.

Flyers travelled to Belfast on Friday to take on the Giants, with the Northen Ireland side narrowly beating Todd Dutiaume's side 6-4.

Going into Saturday's fixture, Flyers were once again without captain Russ Moyer through injury, forward Brady Ramsay and young defenceman Reece Cochrane.

Opening period action saw the visitors take the lead when Ben Lake got the Blaze's opening goal at 8:31.

Coventry's Adam Courchaine left the game due to injury after a collision with Flyers forward Liam Heelis.

Lake doubled the Blaze's lead at 16:28 when he picked up a loose puck in front of the net to slot home the rebound.

Second period action saw Flyers come out with more determination as they looked to get themselves back in the game, and it didn't take long as Danick Gauthier pulled a goal back at 25:24 when he fired a one timer beyond Kevin Nastiuk in the Blaze net.

Despite having the better of the scoring opportunities Flyers couldn't get themselves on the scoreboard for a second time in the middle period and the teams headed to the dressing rooms with the Blaze ahead 2-1.

Coventry extended their lead at the halfway point of the 3rd period when Brett Robinson made it 3-1 at 50:12, however their 2 goal lead didn't last long as Chase Schaber scored 39 seconds later with a beautiful one timer to make it a 3-2 game.

Despite the pressure in the closing minutes of the games Flyers were unable to get themselves a third goal as the Blaze held on for a 3-2 win.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 2 Coventry Blaze 3

Fife Flyers Scoring:

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

Fife Flyers Man of the Match:

78: Danick Gauthier

Coventry Blaze Scoring:

Ben Lake (2+0), Brett Robinson (1+0), Marco Vallerand (0+1), Ryan Dingle (0+1), Danick Paquette (0+1), Gustav Ahnelov (0+1), Ross Venus (0+1)

Coventry Blaze Man of the Match:

9: Ben Lake

Shots on Goal:

Andy Iles: P1 - 11, P2 - 7, P3 - 4 Total = 22

Kevin Nastiuk: P1 - 10, P2 - 6, P3 - 10 Total = 26

Attendance: 1888


Belfast Giants Belfast 26 40
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 28 37
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 24 36
Fife Flyers Fife 26 32
Guilford Flames Guildford 24 27
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 26 26
Dundee Stars Dundee 25 24
Glasgow Clan Glasgow 23 23
Manchester Manchester 25 23
Coventry Blaze Coventry 24 23
MK Lightning MK 24 16
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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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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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