Former player/associate coach Danny Stewart returned to Fife Ice Arena as the FiFab Fife Flyers faced off against Stewart's Coventry Blaze team for the first time this season.
Flyers went into the game without the injured David Turon and Ric Jackman, as well as the a 3rd import defenceman following last week's announcement that Kyle Follmer was denied his visa and would not be joining the cub.
Despite being 3 imports down it was Flyers who opened the scoring when defenceman Russ Moyer converted his shot from just inside the blue at 7:26 on the first the powerplay of the game.
Flyers lead didn't last long after Chase Schaber put the puck in his own net less than a minute later, Ashley Tait was credited with the goal.
Flyers continued to press in the opening period but couldn't find a way passed Brian Stewart in the Coventry Blaze and headed to the dressing room tied at 1-1.
Into the 2nd period and Flyers took control of the game and the lead, when Ryan Dingle showed amazing skill and composure when he took the puck round Brian Stewart and tucked the puck into the net at 30:09.
2 minutes later Dingle doubled his tally for the night when he fired beyond Stewart again to make it 3-1 heading into the final period.
Flyers came out in the final period determined to end a 4 game losing streak and Sébastien Thinel eased the pressure when he scored Flyers 4th goal of the game at 46:43.
The action wasn't over at that point as Brendan Brooks dropped the gloves with Coventry Blaze captain Jordan Pietrus after a nasty slash in the Blaze defensive zone.
Despite Coventry's efforts they were unable to find a way to break down a determined Fife side who closed the game and secured the 4-1 victory.
FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 4 Coventry Blaze 1
Fife Flyers Scoring:
Ryan Dingle (2+1), Russ Moyer (1+1), Sebastien Thinel (1+0), Philippe Paquet (0+1), Crarlo Finucci (0+1), Chase Schaber (0+1)
Fife Flyers Man of the Match
50: Shane Owen
Coventry Blaze Scoring:
Ashley Tait (1+0), Ross Venus (0+1)
Coventry Blaze Man of the Match:
15: Josh Godfrey
Shots on Goal:
Shane Owen: P1 - 9, P2 - 12, P3 - 11 Total = 32
Brian Stewart: P1 - 9, P2 - 19, P3 - 9 Total = 37
*Qualified for playoffs ^ EIHL Champions