Flames take 5-1 win

Taking Spectrum ice for the first time as Patton Conference Champions, the Flames tilted the ice in the opening frame to grab a 2 goal lead and never looked back, just missing a 2nd consecutive Travis Fullerton shutout and closing a 5-1 win over Milton Keynes Lightning. 


Jesse Craige kicked off the evening’s scoring in the 13th minute and Evan Janssen followed up a couple of minutes after that to help the home team to a 2-0 lead at the break. 


In the middle frame, they added a couple more thanks to Jamie Crooks at 23:05 and Joshua Waller before the midway point. 


At 47:17, and just seconds after stepping out of the penalty box, Ben Davies took a Kruise Reddick feed alone on Patrick Killeen and buried the club’s 5th of the evening.  Inside the last 5 minutes, Tim Wallace spoiled Travis Fullerton’s bid for back to back clean sheets when he converted a faceoff win to make it a 5-1 final. 


“We played with a lot of energy tonight,” said Paul Dixon, “and we rolled lines which gave a bit more ice time to some guys who have not played as much recently.”


“We have had some good outcomes lately, and some exciting moments in terms of a trophy and securing a Cup final spot, so we are on a bit of a confident run at the moment.”


“We only have one game this weekend, so hopefully we can enjoy a bit more rest than we have been used to, and be ready Sunday when a very good Glasgow Clan team stops in at Spectrum.” 


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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