Match Preview: Storm @ Flyers
TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm are back in action this Sunday 9th October with a Challenge Cup match against the Nottingham Panthers. Face off is at 5.30pm and tickets can be ordered online or by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.
The Go Goodwins Sponsored Manchester Storm are back in Gardiner conference action this Saturday as we travel up to Fife to take on the Flyers for the first time this season, facing off at 7:15 pm.
Although it is early in the season, the Storm are sitting top of the Gardiner conference, with 3 points from our 3 games. Fife, who made last season’s playoff semi-finals, are yet to play a conference game and will be looking to make a strong start. After being pipped to the conference title last season, they will be looking to go one further this year.
The Storm are coming off a hectic weekend where we took on the Nottingham Panthers and local rivals the Sheffield Steelers. Goals from Trabucco, Heatley, Dziurzynski, and Swindlehurst were not enough to overcome the Panthers in a tight game @ the NIC, the Panthers eventually skating away with an 8-5 victory. This was followed up by a momentous 3-goal, 3rd period comeback against the Steelers on Sunday that had the Storm Shelter rocking, as goals from Dickin, Trabucco, and Valcak took the game to penalty shots, before the Steelers got the extra point in the shootout.
Fife who were missing Ric Jackman and David Turon, welcomed the Coventry Blaze to Kirkcaldy last Saturday, taking the 2 points thanks to goals from Moyer, Dingle, and Thinel in a 4-1 victory. Netminder Shane Owen saving 31 from 32 shots. On Sunday they made the short trip to Edinburgh where they went 4-1 up thanks to Dingle, Sisca, and Schaber, before a late resurgence from the Caps, with the Flyers eventually losing 6-4.
Storm will again be without Canadian forward Matt Bissonnette & British forward, Adam Harding (broken foot) for this evenings game due to injury.
Both teams have a lot of firepower up front, highlighted by the number of goals both teams scored last season. This season has already thrown up a number of hard fought, close games, and this one looks to set be another tight one.
One to watch: Matt Sisca, a name familiar to Storm fans, put up 77 points last season for Manchester, he has scored 3 goals so far for Fife this season.
MATCH DETAILS FOR SATURDAY:
- Game at the Fife Ice Arena: Rosslyn Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 3HS
- Doors open from 6:15pm
- Face-off at 7:15pm
- Tickets can be purchased online or on the day HERE – Away fans sit in block “F”
- Live Twitter updates from the game will be via StormLive
- Live stream for this game is available HERE
- Storm will be in their WHITE away jerseys