FLAMES PICK UP LOPSIDED WIN OVER FIFE FLYERS

Photo of Canadian forward Chris Gerrie celebrating his first of 2 goals and 3 points on the night during a win over Fife Flyers.  Photo courtesy John Uwins.
Photo of Canadian forward Chris Gerrie celebrating his first of 2 goals and 3 points on the night during a win over Fife Flyers.  Photo courtesy John Uwins. 

A pair of goals each by Chris Gerrie and Brett Ferguson along with singles by Robert Lachowicz and Ian Watters helped lift the Flames to a 6-1 home ice win over Fife Flyers.

Gerrie opened their account at 6:43 when he used a 2 on 1 decoy and opted to keep himself before slipping past Shane Owen for the lead.  Gerrie repeated it at 11:23 with a similar puck handling feat to double a difference they would retain through the rest of the frame. 

Flames added another when Lachowicz one timed a Gerrie feed near the midway mark and then Brett Ferguson re-directed Levi Cable’s delivery to make it a 4 goal margin in the 34th minute.  Fife erased that one through Carson Stadnyk at 35:03, but a Flames powerplay goal re-stored the original 4 goal gap with Brett Ferguson’s net front tip at 36:16 and Ian Watters widened it further just over 2 minutes from period time in advance of a scoreless 3rd. 

“I thought we jumped on them right away with possession early and a few good chances,” said Paul Dixon. “We know exactly what it feels like to travel all day and then try to be sharp at puck drop so when the other team is in that position you really want to take advantage.”

“We were fortunate enough to get a couple goals and then play with the lead for the rest of the night which makes the long travelling team’s job even more difficult than it already is.”

“We have played well recently even in some games where we have not come out on top, so we are very happy, obviously, to have been able to put together the performance and the win to send our fans home happy.” 

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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