The FiFab Fife Flyers looked to get back to winning ways when they faced Dundee Stars at Fife Ice Arena on Saturday evening. The teams were matching up against each other for the 1st time in conference action, with Dundee having taken both wins in the Challenge Cup back in September.
In the opening period, Flyers found themselves on the powerplay early in the game after Craig Cescon was assessed a 2+10 minute instigator penalty plus a 5 minute fighting major, resulting in Fife having a 7 minute powerplay. Despite the man advantage and some good play, Flyers were unable to take advantage of the extra skater.
Flyers had the better of the scoring chances in the opening period with 2 of those chances falling to Justin Fox, both within a few seconds of one another towards the end of the opening period, however he was unable to find away past Dundee Stars netminder Joe Fallon.
A closer 2nd period saw both teams create a number of scoring chances with Flyers best chance coming when Sebastien Thinel found Ryan Dingle in front of the Dundee Stars net but Dingle was unable to fire the puck beyond Joe Fallon.
Flyers found themselves on a 4 minute powerplay in the middle period after Justin Fox took a high stick to the face, resulting in a cut above his eye, but Flyers were once again unable to make the most of the man advantage.
With 19 seconds remaining in the 2nd period Dundee Stars got the go ahead goal when Brett Switzer fired the puck in to the Flyer net at 39:41.
Flyers finally grabbed their opening goal to tie the game when Ryan Dingle finally found away past Joe Fallon in the Dundee net at 49:21. Justin Fox double Flyers lead at 50:05.
Justin Fox scored his 2nd of the night and Flyers 3rd goal of the game on the 55th minute to make it 3-1. Dundee pulled a 2nd goal back at 58:05 but Flyers held on to record the win.
FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 3 Dundee Stars 2
Fife Flyers Scoring:
Justin Fox (2+0), Ryan Dingle (1+1)
Fife Flyers Man of the Match
50: Shane Owen
Dundee Stars Scoring:
Brett Switzer (1+0), Matt White (1+0), Felix-Antoine Poulin (0+1), Vinny Scarsella (0+1), Kevin Hart (0+1)
Dundee Stars Man of the Match:
29: Joe Fallonw
Shots on Goal:
Shane Owen: P1 - 9, P2 - 13, P3 - 10 Total = 32
Joe Fallon: P1 - 14, P2 - 8, P3 - 13 Total = 35
*Qualified for playoffs ^ EIHL Champions