PREVIEW: Storm @ Guildford Flames

 

TICKETS: Less than 300 tickets remain for our game against the Nottingham Panthers on the 18th March 2018 at 5:30 pm, here at Planet Ice Altrincham! Tickets can be ordered online, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.

Your Go Goodwins sponsored Manchester Storm travel to Guildford this Saturday in a huge Patton Conference clash against the Flames that faces off at 6:00 pm.

The maths is simple for the Storm, any sort of victory will see them crowned as Patton Conference champions. A Flames victory would see the conference title race continue, however they’d have to beat Coventry twice to have a chance on winning the conference title. After the Devils secured the league title last night against the Giants, the Storm are still in the hunt for second place. Belfast are 5 points behind the Storm and have played a game more, while the Flyers are a further 2 points back in fourth position. Two more victories this season would secure second place for Manchester.

The Flames and Storm have faced each other 7 times in the league this season and are well acquainted with one another. Storm have had the upper hand in the head-to-head this season, winning 5 games to Guildford’s 2. Both of the Flames victories have been at home, and Storm required a shootout to secure their only victory at the Spectrum. The Flames also picked up a point at the Storm Shelter early on in the season. Mike Hammond has been averaging 2 points per game against the Flames, picking up 4 goals and 10 assists in the 7 meetings. Matt Beca is also in double figures, scoring 6 and adding 4 assists. In nets, Mike Clemente has a 89.3% save percentage against the Flames turning away 183 shots, a little under 26 saves per game. It’s no surprise to see John Dunbar, Jesse Craige, and Calle Ackered top scoring for the Flames against the Storm; they’ve picked up 10, 8, and 7 points, respectively. Chris Carrozzi has started the majority of the games in nets, his save percentage is 89.2% across 6 games. He has been sharing the workload with Brian Stewart who returned from injury in late-January.

One to watch: Ben Davies made the Team GB training squad this week, and is having a good debut season with the Flames. He is 1 goal away from equalling his highest EIHL goalscoring tally.

MATCH DETAILS FOR TONIGHT:

  • Game at the Guildford Spectrum: Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1UP
  • Doors open from 5:00 pm
  • Face-off at 6:00 pm
  • Tickets can be purchased online HERE or on the day
  • Live Twitter updates from the game will be via StormLive
  • There is NO live stream for this game
  • Storm will be in their WHITE away jerseys

TICKETS: Less than 300 tickets remain for our game against the Nottingham Panthers on the 18th March 2018 at 5:30 pm, here at Planet Ice Altrincham! Tickets can be ordered online, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.

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