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Weekend Recap – Week 12

On Wednesday night……

Fife Flyers 1 Guildford Flames 3 – Challenge Cup

The Guildford Flames won the first ever Challenge Cup meeting between the two sides.

The Flames have won 10 of the last 11 meetings with the Flyers.

The Flyers records at home in the Challenge Cup quarter finals now reads P 8 W 1 D 1 L 6  F 19 A 31

Jonas Emmerdahl missed his first game of the season leaving just four players who are now ever present: Shane Owen, Aleksi Mäkelä, Max Humitz, Collin Shirley

On Saturday night……

Manchester Storm 4 Fife Flyers 0 – Elite League

The Storm ended their six game losing streak condemning the Flyers to their fifth loss on the bounce.

It’s now three wins in a row for Storm on  home ice against the Flyers which equals their best ever run against Fife.

It was the Storm’s fifth shutout of the Flyers in all EIHL competitions and back to back this season against the Flyers on home ice.

The 29 shots given up in the first period is the most by a Flyers team in a period of hockey in all EIHL competitions.

Previously the most was 27  – against Dundee on 15th April 2022 and Nottingham 6th November 2011

Manchester’s 62 shots for the game was the most given up by the Flyers since the 63 against Nottingham on 6th February 2022 – a game the Flyers won 2-1 after overtime.

Storm’s previous highest shots on goal for a game against the Flyers was  52 on 26th March 2022.

Biggest single period differential of shots remains 27-2 in the game against the Panther on 6th November 2011. Fife were outshot 76-11 and were beaten 3-2 in a shootout. 76 is the highest number of shots conceded by Fife in the EIHL and 74 saves for Garrett Zemlak is the most for a Fife goalie in all EIHL competitions.

On Sunday night……

Fife Flyers 3 Sheffield Steelers 4 – Elite League

The defeat means that the Flyers have now lost six games on the bounce which equals their longest winless streak of this season.

Troy Lajeunesse ended a goal famine of 217 minutes and 13 seconds without a Flyers goal against the Steelers which stretched back over the last five games.

The Steelers have won their last four against the Flyers.

Congratulations to Vitalijs Pavlovs for his first Flyers goal.

The Flyers gave up their 3rd short handed goal of the season which ties them for most with Dundee – all of those have come on home ice.

The Flyers have now gone six games without a powerplay goal – they are 0 for 13 in that time – their longest drought with the man advantage this season.

 

IN PICTURES

Max Humitz about to poke home the loose puck in the Challenge Cup quarter final
Troy Lajeunesse starts the comeback against the Steelers
Matt Greenfield can only watch Max Humitz puts the second goal behind him

Pic Credits – Jillian McFarlane & Derek Young

FLYERS BY NUMBERS

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