Friday January 19, 2018

Flyers defeat Nottingham 4-1

The FiFab Fife Flyers got their league campaign underway on Sunday night as Nottingham Panthers were the visitors as they completed a Scottish triple header. 

Flyers were once again without Phil Paquet, who is still sidelined through injury, and Kyle Follmer. A familiar name in the Nottingham line up was that of Jeff Brown, son of Fife legend Danny Brown, who was present for the game.

Flyers had the better of the opening period and looked like they would score first as Nottingham struggled to slow down a very offensive Fife team.

Flyers found themselves shorthanded early on in the 1st period but Nottingham were unable to capitalise on what was a very impressive penalty kill.

Flyers had 3 great scoring opportunities but Jindrich Pacl in the Nottingham net was able to keep his side in the game at the end of the opening period.

A more evenly matched 2nd period saw both netminders pull off some quality saves to keep their side in the game. The breakthrough did eventually come when a fine move from Brendan Brooks set up Chase Schaber who rifled in the opening goal at 33:08.

Into the final period and Nottingham tied the game early on when Jeff Brown levelled the game at 41:14.

Flyers soon got back in front when Matt Sisca got Flyers 2nd goal of the evening at 49:53, before stretching their lead with an unassisted Justin Fox goal at 51:46.

Ryan Dingle wrapped the game up with an empty net goal at 59:35 to ensure that Flyers got 2 points from their first league game.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 4 Nottingham Panthers 1

Fife Flyers Scoring:

Chase Schaber (1+0), Matt Sisca (1+0), Justin Fox (1+0), Ryan Dingle (1+0), Brendan Brooks (0+1), Shayne Stockton (0+1), James Isaacs (0+1)

Fife Flyers Man of the Match

22: Matt Sisca

Nottingham Panthers Scoring:

Jeff Brown (1+0), Andy Sertich (0+1), Geoff Waugh (0+1)

Nottingham Panthers Man of the Match:

72: Jindrich Pacl

Shots on Goal:

Shane Owen: P1 - 5, P2 - 11, P3 - 15 Total = 31

Jindrich Pacl: P1 - 8, P2 - 12, P3 - 10 Total = 30


Fife Flyers vs Nottingham Panthers game summary


Cardiff Devils Cardiff 33 52
Belfast Giants Belfast 33 45
Fife Flyers Fife 29 42
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 33 41
Guilford Flames Guildford 33 40
Manchester Manchester 34 39
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 31 39
Braehead Clan Braehead 34 32
Coventry Blaze Coventry 33 32
MK Lightning MK 33 27
Dundee Stars Dundee 32 25
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 33 9
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