WEEKEND PREVIEW / vs glasgow clan (14.03.2020)
WEEKEND PREVIEW / Vs Glasgow clan (14.03.2020)
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WEEKEND PREVIEW | VS Glasgow Clan 14.03.2020
Home return as Flyers continue play-off push.
Fife Flyers return to Kirkcaldy this weekend after a tough fortnight on the road against opposition vying for a different prize at the top of the table, suffering defeats at the hands of Sheffield and Belfast.
The end goal is still in sight for Flyers as they sit just seven points adrift of Glasgow in 7th with 5 games left to play.
It will be a tough ask to narrow that gap, but it will not be insurmountable if the team can re-discover their form from a couple of weeks ago.
First up for Flyers is a Friday night trip down south to the in-form team in the Elite League – Coventry Blaze.
Danny Stewart’s side have been on fire recently, taking 32 points from their last 20 games and have given themselves an outside chance of winning their first Elite League title in ten years.
If Flyers are to stand a chance of qualifying for the play-offs they will need to stop the Blaze on their rampage and take something away from the SkyDome on Friday.
On Saturday, Glasgow Clan visit Fife Ice Arena for the final time in the regular season and the stakes couldn’t be higher for both sides.
Glasgow have had their own issues this season which have seen them freefall down the Elite League and are now fighting for their place in the play-offs come the end of the season, despite having greater ambitions at the start of the year.
The Clan have taken just seven points from their last ten games and are only two points ahead of 9th-placed Dundee, but took four vital points in their last two matches against Manchester and Dundee to keep their play-off hopes alive.
The last time the two teams competed was back in January at the Braehead Arena where Glasgow came out narrow 3-2 winners. Their last encounter in Kirkcaldy was into the New Year when Zach Fitzgerald’s side won the game on penalty shots.
Fife will have one eye on games elsewhere this weekend because if results go against them it will spell the end of their play-off hopes as we go into the final fortnight of the season.
Looking ahead, Flyers face the traditional double-header away to Belfast next weekend, not a visit that has traditionally yielded many points. Given that, it makes getting points this weekend ever-more important.
On the final weekend of the season, Flyers will welcome Coventry Blaze to Kirkcaldy and so will be hoping to setup a grandstand finish to the season as they look to sneak into the play-off quarter finals.
It’s not over until it’s over. Never Stop Fighting.
ELITE ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE
The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom formed in 2003. The league currently consists of 10 teams; Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Fife (SCO), Glasgow (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).
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