Fife Flyers 4-6 Manchester Storm

NEXT HOME GAME: The Go Goodwins Manchester Storm face the Braehead Clan at the Storm Shelter on Sunday the 10th of January (5:00pm face-off) in Elite League action. Tickets can be purchased online via the website, calling the box office on tel: 0161-926-8782 or on the day at the box office.
A heavily short benched Manchester Storm had to travel over 200 miles to Fife, through snow and rain, but were rewarded with 2 points and a win after a thrilling game of EIHL action, against the Fife Flyers, winning 6-4.
The first period couldn’t have started out better for the Manchester Storm, as Vinny Scarsella slotted home while on the power player, just shy of 2 minutes into the opening period, for his 19th of the season. The Flyers however continued to push hard for an equalising goal and were able to tie the score up a few minutes later when TJ Caig slipped a power play goal past Zane Kalemba in the Storm net. The opening period saw plenty of high speed breaks from both teams, with both net minders pulling off excellent saves to keep the scores level, until Grant Toulmin of the Storm scored his 8th of the season with a lovely shot that went just over the glove of Brown in the Flyers net. Storms lead however didn’t last long, as Nico Sacchetti bagged the Flyers second with just 9 seconds left on the clock in the 1st, to tie things up 2-2.
Storm started the second period on the back foot as the Flyers came out of the locker room flying. Their efforts were rewarded though when Danny Stewart was able to bag a power play goal just over 6 minutes into the period. The Flyers lead however was short lived as Grant Toulmin forced the puck home for his second of the night, less than 30 seconds after the Flyers third goal. Storm once again started to fall foul of penalties and the Flyers took advantage of the man advantage to once again regain the lead, with Danny Stewart getting his second of the night to put the Flyers 4-3 up over the Storm. The Manchester Storm continued to press for their fourth of the night, and were eventually able to net the equaliser, when non other than Grant Toulmin bagged his third of the night to level the score, before Paul Phillips restored the Storms lead with just 2 minutes to go in the second.
The third saw the Manchester Storm dig deep to hold onto their slim one goal lead. Despite some fantastic shots and plays by the Scottish team, Zane Kalemba and the Storm defence were able to deal with everything that came their way. With a minute left in the period, the Flyers pulled netminder Brown to give them the man advantage, paving the way for Paul Phillips to grab the empty net goal and secure a 6-4 win for the travelling Storm.
MOM for the Fife Flyers: #39 Danny Stewart
MOM for the Manchester Storm: #21 Grant Toulmin
ATTN: 2003