Your Goodwin Group Manchester Storm are back on home ice Sunday 26th January, taking on Dundee Stars in Elite League action! Tickets for this fixture are on sale NOW online, by calling 0161-926-8782 or in person at the Planet Ice Box Office.
Your Goodwin Group Manchester Storm produced an impressive display to defeat play-off rivals Fife Flyers 5-2 in their only game of the weekend.
An absorbing first period was mostly dominated by the hosts, as a relentless forecheck kept the puck in the attacking zone for large parts of the period. It would be the Storm that deservedly took the lead through Henrik Samuelsson at 17:40. The opening goal was set-up by home debutant Frankie Melton and utility man Kyle Hope.
The visitors would draw level early in the second, with a trip from Declan Balmer proving very costly. The turnover enabled Danick Gauthier to skate in unaffected and fire a wristshot beyond Matt Ginn. This goal was quickly followed by a powerplay marker from Carlo Finucci at 29:20. This goal was the last of the period which ensured the Flyers would head into the second intermission 2-1 up.
The Storm came out for the third showing the same level of intent they did in the first and were swiftly rewarded for their attacking efforts. A tip-in from Jared Aulin was quickly followed up by a tally from Tyson Fawcett. This quickfire double gave the hosts the one-goal lead with just over 10 minutes remaining. An impressive solo attack from Scott Simmonds was clinically finished, on the powerplay, at 55:11 to give the hosts breathing room. The Scottish side would pull the goaltender in favour of the extra attack, but this gamble would almost immediately backfire as Jared Aulin backhanded the puck into a vacant goal to guarantee the two points would remain in Manchester.
Man of the Match: Frankie Melton( Storm) & Carlo Finucci (Flyers)
Your Goodwin Group Manchester Storm are back on home ice Sunday 26th January, taking on Dundee Stars in Elite League action! Tickets for this fixture are on sale NOW online, by calling 0161-926-8782 or in person at the Planet Ice Box Office. #WeAreStorm #PlayoffPush