Coach Adey Focused On Fife For Finals Weekend
On Saturday afternoon at 1pm in Nottingham, the Stena Line Belfast Giants will go face-to-face against the Fife Flyers in Nottingham in the Playoff Semi-Final with Sheffield and Braehead contesting the second semi final at 4pm.
The Giants last won the Playoff trophy in 2010 and Head Coach Paul Adey has his team well prepared for another title challenge this weekend, Â ”Practice has gone pretty well this week and the guys are ready,” said Adey. “There will be a lot more pressure this weekend than last weekend.”
The Giants can look no further than the Fife Flyers, their Semi-Final opponents on Saturday, who are the current ‘in-form’ team in the Elite League. The Giants have a healthy record against the Flyers this season, however the Scottish side defeated the Giants, 6-2, in their last meeting on 15th March in Fife. In five games played in the 2013/14 season, the Giants have won four, scoring 21 goals in the process.
“Fife are pretty aggressive offensively they’ve got guys who can score. In a one-off game you never know what the opposition are going to be doing so we need to be ready for every possibility. They haven’t lost many games and it will be a tough match.”
“We have a game to play on Saturday and that’s the only place my focus is. Everybody want to win, thats why every team is there. Every team is just like us and the most important thing for us is our focus on Fife.”
Full radio commentary of Saturday’s Playoff Final will be available on the BBC Sport website – check the Belfast Giants official website, Facebook and twitter on Saturday for more information.
Listen to the full interview with Stena Line Belfast Giants Head Coach Paul Adey: