Friday November 22, 2019

Todd Dutiaume looking to return to Nottingham

This weekend sees the FiFab Fife Flyers go up against the Belfast Giants as both sides look to secure a place at the Elite Ice Hockey League Playoff Finals Weekend at Nottingham Ice Centre.

Following their 6th place finish in the regular season standings, Fife Flyers face off against 3rd seeded team Belfast Giants in Belfast on Saturday evening, before the return leg at Fife Ice Arena on Sunday evening.

Head coach Todd Dutiaume spoke about the upcoming games as the team travel to Belfast on Friday. "The mood in camp this week has been upbeat and the guys have looked sharp. 

"In training we have upped the tempo and have had only Belfast to prep for. It's been one of the busiest and one of the most enjoyable weeks of the season

"We head into the weekend confident and hungry to get going."

Flyers take on the Giants having recorded 3 home victories over Derrick Walser's side, a 5-2 challenge cup victory in September, a 3-2 overtime win in December before sealing a hat-trick of wins at Kirkcaldy in February with an emphatic 9-5 victory.

With 3 home ice victories over the Giants, Flyers haven't favoured as well at the Belfast SSE Arena this season having suffered 3 defeats. Dutiaume knows that his side can take the win and reach the Playoff Finals weekend as long as his side perform to their capabilities.

"Our goal is to leave everything out on the ice this weekend. We do that and we have a great chance of returning to the finals weekend in Nottingham.

"If we find the way past Belfast, we'll be thrilled and very optimistic about our chances in the one off games."

Earlier this week Fife Flyers held their annual end of season awards and Dutiaume shared his thoughts on the evening's proceedings. "The awards night was a great night not only to celebrate the season but to thank our fans, sponsors and families.

"Over the years it's grown into a fun and fantastic night where players can interact with all the people that make the Fife Flyers possible."


Box office is open Mon – Fri 2-6pm, late night Tues from 6.30-8.30pm, and Saturday 12-4pm. Tickets will be available on the door from 5.15pm until Face Off on game day.

This will be the last HOME game of the season at Fife Ice Arena and your last chance to see the 2016/17 squad on the ice!

Make sure you get your tickets and make some noise! We look forward to seeing you there!


Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 14 18
Belfast Giants Belfast 11 18
Glasgow Clan Glasgow 12 17
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 10 14
Coventry Blaze Coventry 13 14
Fife Flyers Fife 13 13
Guilford Flames Guildford 12 12
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 13 11
Dundee Stars Dundee 15 7
Manchester Manchester 11 7
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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, with 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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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.

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