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Game Preview vs Edinburgh Capitals

This weekend the Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, are in competitive action for the first time this season as they begin their Challenge Cup campaign with the visit of the Edinburgh Capitals to Fife Ice Arena this Saturday.

Following an unprecenedted 6 game preseason, which saw Flyers record 3 wins and 3 losses, Todd Dutiaume's side head into competitive action more prepared than ever.

The Capitals preseason schedule saw them record 2 wins and 3 losses after defeating the Dundee Stars on 2 occasions but falling to narrow losses against University of Manitoba, Dundee Stars and the Braehead Clan.

Following the weekend's Scottish Elite Cup final loss to Braehead Clan head coach Todd Dutiaume was upbeat with how his team has shaped up "I was disappointed with the overall result but the actual performance I was thrilled with. This is the type of team we look to recruit, I really liked our pushback, it could have been easy to fold up but we ran them right to the buzzer.

"This is a young group that will mature into our game, there are a few areas we have identified we want to work on, and we are still missing a couple of key pieces but when you build that in to the line up it makes for an exciting season coming up.

"We knew we had 4 weeks to build up to our Challenge Cup opener, it has been a building process but I am definitely happy with where the team are right now."

2016/17 HEAD TO HEAD

  • 24th September 2016 - Fife Flyers 2 Edinburgh Capitals 3 OT (Challenge Cup)
  • 2nd October 2016 - Edinburgh Capitals 6 Fife Flyers 4 (Challenge Cup)
  • 12th October 2016 - Fife Flyers 4 Edinburgh Capitals 2 (League/Conference)
  • 11th November 2016 - Edinburgh Capitals 6 Fife Flyers 3 (League/Conference)
  • 26th December 2016 - Fife Flyers 9 Edinburgh Capitals 3 (League/Conference)
  • 31st December 2016 - Edinburgh Capitals 3 Fife Flyers 5 (League/Conference)
  • 4th February 2017 - Fife Flyers 4 Edinburgh Capitals 5 OT (League/Conference)
  • 4th March 2017 - Fife Flyers 3 Edinburgh Capitals 5 (League/Conference)
  • 12th March 2017 - Edinburgh Capitals 4 Fife Flyers 5 (League/Conference)

PLAYERS TO WATCH

PAVEL SHEGALO, NETMINDER

Pavel started his professional career signing with MHK Kylia Sovetov in season 2010-2011 posting a regular season save percentage of .908 and a goals against average of 2.66 in the 25 games played. Shegalo was part of the Russian under 18 team in the World Championship and having played in four games he was part of a Russia squad that won the Bronze Medal. Pavel joins the Capitals having played last season in Belarus with Metallurg Zhlobin but also has VHL experience and was called up to KHL side Sibir Novosibirsk during the 2016/17 season.

KONSTANTIN TESLYUKEVICH, DEFENCE

Teslyukevich played in the 2nd tier of Russian ice hockey between 2001-2015 and in total iced 701 times in the highly competitive league. Having started his career at HK Lipetsk in 2001-2002, Teslyukevich went on to ice for 7 different teams in the VHL/2nd tier scoring 212 points. Teslyukevich plays the game with an edge and in the 701 games played at VHL level picked up 752 penalty minutes. The past two seasons have seen him ice in the Kazakhstan top division with Arlan Kokshetau and in 108 games he scored 48 points and picked up 86 penalty minutes. In 2015-16 Teslyukevich was the highest goal scoring defenceman in the Kazakh league with 10 goals, and the leagues highest plus/minus with +35. Last season playing as part of a strong side he again finished with an impressive +31 plus/minus rating.

MIKE CAZZOLA, FORWARD

The signing of Cazzola made many fans around the league take notice of the Edinburgh Capitals this summer. The forward was the top point scorer for his club the Fort Wayne Komets, and was also the top point scoring rookie in the ECHL with 76 points (30 goals and 46 assists) in just 67 games. Voted on to the ECHL All Rookie All Star team, Cazzola ranked joint 11th overall in the league for point scoring in his first season in the highly competitive league.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale NOW for ALL September HOME Games.

  • Sat 16th September - Fife Flyers Vs Edinburgh Capitals (CC), 7:15pm
  • Sat 20th September - Fife Flyers Vs Coventry Blaze, 7:15pm
  • Sat 30th September - Fife Flyers Vs Dundee Stars (CC), 7:15pm

Buy online via the website www.fifeflyers.co.uk

Adult £16.50 (age 16 +)

OAP/Student £11.50 (Please ensure you have valid ID when ordering/presenting Concession tickets)

Child £9.50 (age 3 – 15 years)
N.B. UNDER 14's MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Terms and Conditions apply

Fife Ice Arena Box Office 

  • Monday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Tuesday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Thursday - 2pm to 8pm
  • Friday - 2pm to 6pm
  • Saturday - 12pm to 4pm and from doors open on game day. 
  • Sunday - CLOSED (Unless there is a Flyers home game, in which case tickets on sale 12 to 4pm and from doors open).
  • Doors open 2 hours prior to face-off.

2017/18 EIHL LEAGUE STANDINGS

TeamGPPts
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 3 5
Manchester Manchester 3 4
Coventry Blaze Coventry 4 4
MK Lightning MK 3 4
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 2 4
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 3 4
Belfast Giants Belfast 2 2
Guilford Flames Guildford 3 1
Fife Flyers Fife 0 0
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 0 0
Dundee Stars Dundee 1 0
Braehead Clan Braehead 2 0
  Full Standings  

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 12 teams, with Braehead (SCO), Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Edinburgh (SCO), Fife (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Milton Keynes (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).

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About 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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