Wednesday June 20, 2018

 Fife Flyers vs Manchester Storm

Manchester Storm were the visitors to Fife Ice Arena on Saturday evening as Flyers looked to take the 2 points in a vital Gardiner Conference tie. With Flyers leading the game series 2-1 going in to the game, it was Flyers who made the more impressive start.

Flyers found themselves on the penalty kill early on after Kyle Haines was sent to the penalty box for slashing, however a fantastic penalty kill from Flyers ensured that Manchester were unable to create any scoring chances on their 2 minute powerplay.

At 12:45 Manchester's Grant Toulmin was sent to the penalty box for interference, and with Flyers keeping the puck in the Storm zone for the majority of the powerplay, a cross ice pass from Nicolas Rioux found TJ Caig at the back post who fired the puck high into the net to give Flyers the first goal of the game at 14:17.

Shortly after Flyers found themselves back on the powerplay when Manchester's Devin DiDiomete was penalised for roughing at 14:52, Flyers were unable to take advantage on the resulting powerplay and the score remained 1-0.

Into the 2nd period and an explosive start from Manchester saw them tie the game 20:15 after Vinny Scarsella scored on David Brown, moments later Manchester thought they had taken the lead but referee Rab Cowan waved off Manchester's 2nd goal. The opening moments of the 2nd period seemed to wake Flyers up and they once again started to dominate play.

Flyers took the lead at the halfway point in the game when Shayne Stockton tipped in TJ Caig's shot from just inside the blue line at 29:54, to give Flyers their 2nd powerplay goal of the evening and a 2-1 lead.

At 34:28, Manchester's Grant Toulmin caught Chris Wands with an accidental high stick, resulting in a 4 minute powerplay, and moments later another high stick penalty put Flyers on a 5 on 3 powerplay. 15 seconds later TJ Caig put the puck past Zane Kalemba in the Storm net to give Flyers a 3-1 lead at 35:27, which they took into the dressing room at the end of the period.

Into the final period and Manchester came out with more urgency and piled pressure on Fife. Paul Phillips brought it back to 3-2 at 49:58 before Justin Fox scored after a turn over in the Storm zone at 51:19 to make it 4-2.

Vinny Scarsella pulled the game back to 4-3 at 52:35 before Nicolas Rioux sealed the game with an empty net goal at 59:26.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 5 Manchester Storm 3

Fife Scoring:

TJ Caig (2+1), Shayne Stockton (1+0), Justin Fox (1+2), Nicolas Rioux (1+1), Philippe Paquet (0+1), Michael Dorr (0+1), Ryan Dingle (0+1), Danny Stewart (0+1)

Fife Man of the Match

61: TJ Caig

Manchester Scoring:

Vinny Scarsella (2+1), Paul Phillips (1+0), 22: Mathew Sisca (0+3), Luke Salazar (0+1), Ricards Birznish (0+1)

Manchester Man of the Match:

23: Vinny Scarsella

Shots on Goal:

David Brown: P1 - 7, P2 - 9, P3 - 10 Total = 26

Zane Kalemba: P1 - 13, P2 - 14, P3 - 9 Total = 36 + 1 ENG


Cardiff Devils Cardiff 0 0
Manchester Manchester 0 0
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 0 0
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 0 0
Belfast Giants Belfast 0 0
Guilford Flames Guildford 0 0
Fife Flyers Fife 0 0
Coventry Blaze Coventry 0 0
Braehead Clan Braehead 0 0
Dundee Stars Dundee 0 0
MK Lightning MK 0 0
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