Wednesday December 12, 2018

 Fife Flyers vs Belfast Giants game preview

This Wednesday evening the Gardiner Conference champions the Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, host the Belfast Giants at Fife Ice Arena in their penultimate home game of the regular season.

The Giants travel to Kirkcaldy having recently been crowned the 2018 Challenge Cup champions after defeating the Cardiff Devils in Ice Arena Wales.

Wednesday evening sees the Flyers take on the Giants for the final time this season as both teams look to battle for 3rd place in the Elite League Ice Hockey League standings. Going into Wednesday's fixture both teams are level on 64 points each, however Belfast currently hold 3rd position due to having won more regulation time games.

Flyers welcomed back Liam Heelis to the line-up this past weekend however Evan Bloodoff, Andy Iles and Ian Young were still not available for selection.

2017/18 HEAD TO HEAD

  • 14th October 2017  - Belfast Giants 5 Fife Flyers 0 (CC)
  • 4th November 2017 - Fife Flyers 2 Belfast Giants 4 (CC/EIHL)
  • 16th December 2017 - Fife Flyers 3 Belfast Giants 3 (CC 1/4 Final 1st Leg)
  • 9th January 2018 - Belfast Giants 7 Fife Flyers 0 (CC 1/4 Final 2nd Leg)

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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 200 goals and as well as over 300 assists for the organisation.


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. 


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.

  • Wed 14th March - Fife Flyers vs Belfast Giants (EIHL), 7:30pm
  • Wed 21st March - Fife Flyers vs Sheffield Steelers (EIHL), 7:30pm

Buy online via the website

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)

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.


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
  2018/19 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 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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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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