Match Preview: Storm vs Fife Flyers

TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm are back in action on Saturday 11th February as we face the Fife Flyers in EIHL action. Faceoff is at 7 pm and 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 are back in Gardiner conference action this Saturday, as the Fife Flyers travel to the Storm Shelter for a 7:00 pm faceoff.

The teams are locked in a battle for second place in the Gardiner conference, and both teams will be looking to get an advantage as they attempt to chase down the conference-leading Braehead Clan. Both sides are sitting on 25 points in the conference, although the Flyers have played 2 fewer than the Storm. In the league standings the Flyers find themselves 6 points and 1 place ahead of the Storm who have 35 points from 38 games.

Mid-week results: Both Storm and Flyers were in mid-week action as they travelled to Braehead and Sheffield, respectively. It was a frustrating night for both teams, as Storm succumbed to a 4-1 loss against the Clan and Flyers went down 6-1 to the Steelers. Darian Dziurzynski was the solitary goalscorer for the Storm, as he netted his 20th league goal of the season, a record that sees him sitting in 5th in the league goalscoring rankings. Dziurzynski is on a run of scoring a goal every other game for 9 games, totalling 5 goals and adding 6 assists over that period. Flyers forward Sebastien Thinel got the only Flyers goal on Wednesday night, his 10th of the season. It was another good performance for netminder Shane Owen, who made 37 saves on the night.

Storm – Flyers this season: This is the last meeting of the sides in the regular season, with the record currently sitting at 4 wins for the Flyers and 3 wins for the Storm. At the Storm Shelter, Manchester have had the upper hand this season taking 2 victories. The first meeting in Altrincham resulted in a 3-0 shutout victory for the Storm, Connor Varley, Omar Pacha, and Darian Dziurzynski getting the goals and Mike Clemente securing a 27-shot shutout. The next meeting at the Shelter required a shootout to separate the sides, Storm coming up eventual winners 4-3 thanks to Mark Heatley and Darian Dziurzynski’s success with penalty shots. The last meeting at Altrincham ended with a 4-2 victory for the Flyers. A Ryan Dingle double, and goals from Thinel and Cameron were enough to overcome the Storm, who replied through Dickin and Bissonnette.

Form: After Wednesday’s games, Storm have 1 win and 3 points in their last 5 games, while the Flyers have 2 wins and 4 points from their last 5 games.

One to watch: Former Storm forward Matt Sisca has been in good form in recent weeks, and he is on a 6-game points streak. Over that time he’s scored 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points.


  • Doors open from 6:00 pm
  • Face-Off at 7:00 pm
  • SOTB this evening is #71 Mark Heatley
  • 50/50 & “Chuck A Puck” will also be running! Buy your tickets from sellers around the rink!
  • Tickets for the game can be bought from HERE
  • Webcast for the game can be found & ordered HERE
  • Storm will be in our BLACK home jerseys
  • Jacks Bar will be open post game until 11 pm!
  • There will be FREE ice skating & skate hire post game until 11 pm!