On Saturday night……
Glasgow Clan 4 Fife Flyers 0 – Challenge Cup
This was the first time that Glasgow have shut Fife out – the last time Flyers were shutout by a Clan team was 29th November 2015, when they were Braehead, in a 3-0 loss road loss.
It was the 4th time that Flyers have been shutout on opening night, the other three have all come against Coventry
All time shutouts between Clan and Fife now reads – Clan 4 and Fife 2
Flyers handed 14 players their competitive debut which is the most in the EIHL or indeed all time on opening night.
The table below shows the Flyers EIHL debuts per season
Tom Coolen became the 30th coach in Flyers history to be on the bench in a competitive game. The loss means that coaches on their competitive debuts have now won 17 and lost 13 of those games. The last Fife coach to lose his opening game was Mike Fedorko in season 1990/91
Glasgow Clan’s Gary Haden scored for a 6th game in a row against the Flyers
On Sunday night …..
Fife Flyers 5 Glasgow Clan 1 – Challenge Cup
Flyers halted a three game home losing streak against the Clan and six games overall – both of which are their worst sequences against the Glasgow version of the Clan
Flyers 70 shots on goal – subject to verification – would be their highest total in an EIHL game having previously registered 50 as their best on three occasions.
Teemu Pulkkinen’s penalty shot was the 6th successful conversion by the Flyers all time in the EIHL – Tommi Jokinen was the last Flyer to score a penalty shot in February 2022 and the previous four awards at home were all missed with Danick Gauthier last being successful on home ice in February 2018 against the Dundee Stars.
Max Humitz second goal of the game was the Flyers 1100th at home in all EIHL competitions.
Congratulations to Max Humitz, Teemu Pulkkinen and Anthon Eriksson on scoring their first goals and also Troy Lajeunesse, Kyle Osterberg, Stephen Desrocher, Aleksi Mäkelä and Casey Gilling on notching their first points for the Flyers.
The 2000 attendance was the biggest at the Fife Ice Arena since opening night of the 2019/20 season
FLYERS BY NUMBERS
NOTE – All information above is subject to verification by the EIHL
CHALENGE CUP GROUP STANDINGS