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Fife Flyers in action versus Belfast Giants

PREVIEW | Fife Flyers vs Belfast Giants Playoff 1/4 Final 2nd Leg (2)

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Two goals from Belfast Giants player-coach Derrick Walser put them in pole position as they take a 4-2 advantage to Kirkcaldy for Sunday's play-off quarter final second leg.

It was a tight affair as both teams made a cagey start to their quarter final tie, but it was the Flyers that were ahead after the first period through an unassisted Sebastien Thinel goal.

The Giants didn’t let that lie and took the opportunity to turn the game in their favour within 48 second period seconds as Steve Saviano and Chris Higgins struck quickly.

Derrick Walser added a third for the home side with four to go in the middle period to increase the lead to two and make things difficult for the visitors.

However Chase Schaber was on target early in the third to reduce the arrears to two to keep the Flyers in it.

But the Giants reopened the two-goal lead as Walser scored his second of the night to put them into a good position at half time of this last eight clash.

HEAD TO HEAD

In six meetings between the two sides this season, the home side has emerged victorious on each occasion.

The Flyers drew first blood with a 5-2 Challenge Cup victory at the Fife Ice Arena on September 3rd, but Belfast were quick to respond; bouncing back with a 4-2 win at The SSE Arena seven days later.

In the Elite League, the Giants claimed the early bragging rights with a 4-0 victory on November 11th with the Flyers battling to a 3-2 win in overtime during their next meeting in Kirkcaldy.

A wild 9-5 shootout ended in the Flyers favour on February 12th before the season series wrapped up in the Northern Irish capital with a 7-2 win for the Giants.

WATCH NOW – Highlights of Fife's and Belfast's last meeting in Fife on February 12th:

INTERVIEW:

Flyers’ Chase Schaber says the club are ‘raring to go’:

2019/20 EIHL LEAGUE STANDINGS

TeamGPPts
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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