Friday November 22, 2019

Liam Heelis

Image Credit: Mark Ferriss

Flyers fourth goal on Sunday night in Manchester was the game tying goal that ensured the series went into overtime, and it was first year pro Liam Heelis who levelled the aggregate score with his 23rd goal of the season, it was also his 6th powerplay goal of the year.

Following Sunday's dramatic victory in Manchester, Heelis reflected on his teams achievements so far. "We have put in the work week in and week out all season, so for us to be rewarded for that tireless work ethic brings me pure joy. The excitement and elation surrounding Sunday was unforgettable. Each and every guy in our room has earned this opportunity to punch our ticket to the finals weekend and we are looking forward to taking a shot at another trophy. We have put in the work week in and week out all season, so for us to be rewarded for that tireless work ethic brings me pure joy.

"The pride I feel just being able to wear a Flyers sweater along side these guys is immense. We have been challenged all season, undergoing times of adversity with injuries and illness, surmounting comebacks, and lots of travel. That, combined with the guys never say die mentality provided us the experience over the regular season to believe in ourselves as a group to overcome the odds in Manchester on Sunday. To be honest, the reality of that comeback hasn't completely set in."

Heelis, 27, finished as the team's 2nd top point scorer with 22 goals and 46 assists, 1 point behind Peter LeBlanc, and is excited at playing his first PredictorBet Playoff Finals Weekend in Nottingham. "With no prior experience at the playoff finals weekend, it is hard for me to compare with my own previous experiences. But, I will say that am just very excited to be in Nottingham this coming weekend to submerse myself in the opportunity and soak up the experience being there in the present.

"Previously, I have played in similar tournaments in junior and several times in college. These short events are high stakes and remaining focused becomes very important. Making this tournament, with this group of guys marks itself right up there with my fondest hockey memories and we are looking forward to making more this coming weekend."

Flyers face the Elite Ice Hockey League champions the Cardiff Devils in the first semi-final on Saturday afternoon, face-off 1:00pm, with the winner advancing to the grand final on Sunday afternoon, which will be shown live on BBC Online.


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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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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