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Weekend Recap – Week 15

On Tuesday night……

Fife Flyers 2 Dundee Stars 4 – Elite League

Andy Little made his first competitive start for the Flyers in all EIHL competitions – previously Andy had made seven appearances in relief in the 272 games that he has backed up the Flyers.

For Shane Owen it was the first game that he has missed in his Flyers career which has seen him start in all of his previous 289 competitive EIHL games over his three spells with the club. He has played the last 159 consecutive games which was the 7th longest “Ironman” streak for the Flyers in the EIHL era.

It means that there are now only two ever presents this seasons – Max Humitz and Aleksi Mäkelä.

Congratulations to Jonas Emmerdahl who made his 200th appearance for the Flyers – the 14th player to play 200 or more games for the Flyers in the EIHL era.

Johan Eriksson picked up his first penalty minutes of the season.

Troy Lajeunesse became the first Flyers player to go into triple digits for shots on goal as he registered his 103rd in game.

On Wednesday night……

Dundee Stars 10 Fife Flyers 1 – Elite League

The defeat equals the Flyers worst ever EIHL defeat which was on 12th November 2011 when they went down by the same score line at Braehead against the Clan.

Three other teams have scored double figures against the Flyers in all EIHL competitions – Edinburgh Capitals (A) 25th March 2012 who won 11-3, Sheffield Steelers (H) 12th Oct 2019 who won 10-3 and Nottingham Panthers (H) 2nd March 2013 who won 10-2.

The Dundee Stars previous biggest win against the Flyers in EIHL competition was a 7-1 victory in the Challenge Cup on 11th December 2011. It equals Stars biggest win all time against the Flyers having beaten them at Kirkcaldy in the Autumn Cup Final on 31st October 2009 by the same score line.

The six goals conceded in the second period is a new record for goals given up by Flyers in a period in all EIHL competitions, five having previously been the most conceded.

The ten consecutive goals conceded in the game is also a new EIHL record for Flyers, with eight being the previous number.

It was the 6th consecutive game without a powerplay goal and only 1 goal in the last 13 games with the man advantage in 34 attempts.

On Saturday night……

Glasgow Clan 4 Fife Flyers 1 – Elite League

Clan’s opening goal after 66 seconds was the fastest they have scored this season.

The empty net goal conceded was the Flyers seventh such on the season and it was also shorthanded, also the 7th conceded on the season.

The Flyers scored a powerplay goal to prevent going seven games in a row without scoring with the man advantage which would have been their longest drought this season.

On Sunday night……

Fife Flyers 7 Glasgow Clan 4 – Elite League

Congratulations to Andy Little on backstopping his first Flyers win.

It’s the most shots faced and most saves Andy has made in his 11 games played.

With four powerplay goals in the game it was the most goals scored with the man advantage since the Flyers scored five against the Manchester Storm on January 3rd 2018.

Teemu Pulkkinen leads the Flyers this season in powerplay goals scored with six.

Teemu also leads the team in game winning goals so far this season with four.

It was the highest number of goals scored by the Flyers against the Glasgow version of Clan in the 35 meetings so far. Seven is also the highest number of goals scored against any Clan team having been done so twice previously.

Drake Pilon made his debut and is the 18th player to do so this season.

Congratulations to James Spence who made his 100th appearance in all EIHL competitions for the Flyers.

The Flyers played their 14th game in the calendar month of December – the most games that they have played in any month in any EIHL season.

 

IN PICTURES

Andy Little in action in his first competitive start for the Flyers
Kyle Osterberg finds a way through Carr
Lucas Chiodo gets the party started on Hogmanay
Teemu Pulkkinen leads the team with powerplay goals and game winning goals

Pic Credits – Jillian McFarlane & Derek Young

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