ABOUT The CLUB
ABOUT THE CLUB
WELCOME TO THE FIFE FLYERS.
Fife Flyers are the oldest professional team in the United Kingdom. Fife Flyers were formed in 1938 with their first ever game was played against Dundee Tigers, the side were captained by Les Lovell Snr.
During our 78 year history, Fife Flyers have won 84 titles, whilst the longest serving player was Gordon Latto Snr. who first iced for Fife in 1972 before retiring in 1998, Latto played in 974 games whilst registering 1265 points.
Arena: Fife Flyers play home games in Fife Ice Arena, predominantly on a Saturday evening from September to March in the Elite Ice Hockey League.
OUR COACHIng TEAM
OUR COACHIng TEAM
RYAN "GOOSE" FERGUSON
A brief description of the clubs history. Will need some help listing historic events/big changes to the club. If we could find old photos/memorabilia that could be cool too.
4625 people gather to watch Kirkcaldy’s first professional Ice Hockey match as Les Lovell’s Fife Flyers opened to the Dundee Tigers. Norman McQuade scored the first Flyers goal at Fife Ice Arena.
IT ALL BEGINS - 1938
Ice hockey in Scotland had been on the cusp of becoming a major sport when war broke out but finally returned to Kirkcaldy replacing the Big Bands, but only once the dance floor had been changed to allow the full ice to be laid. Harold 'Bud' Scrutton was about to add his name to the club's record books.
IT ALL STARTS AGAIN - 1946
Flyers make their television debut on STV’s Scotsport. With the ‘big freeze’ cancelling most football fixtures, the Flyers were able to entertain audiences nation-wide with a 5-4 win at Murrayfield.
TELEVISION DEBUT - 1963
Flyers complete a Gram Slam season – the first of three such feats – winning the Northern League and British Championship among their titles. Law Lovell won the Coach of the Year and Fair Play awards. Gordon Latto won the NIHA Player of the Year Award.
GRAM SLAM WINNERS - 1977
The year of the ‘Wembley Wizards’ – Iconic players; Dave Stoyanovich, Danny Brown & Ron Plumb win the Heineken Premier League playoffs against bitter rivals, Murrayfield Racers, in what is known as the Golden Age of Fife Flyers history.
THE GOLDEN YEARS - 1985
The club wins their first EIHL trophy. Fan support helped the team over the line and in return, the club gives back in terms of school visits, community outreach and sponsor events.
PRESENT DAY TEAM
Our club is stronger than ever. We continue to compete in the EIHL as well as supporting the local community. The club continues to play hockey in the ethos of Lord Elgin who said in 1938,
“It is the spirit of the game we are playing for, the spirit of team work, friendship and comradeship.”
THE CLUB TODAY.
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).
ABOUT THE FLYERS
The Fife Flyers, established in 1938, are the oldest professional ice hockey team in the United Kingdom. The team has a history of success through the ages, with over 60 Scottish and British cups and titles to their name.
Fife Ice Arena, Rosslyn Street
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, KY1 3HS
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Phone: 01592 568702
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