Fife Go Third After Productive Weekend

Written by on January 29, 2018

Fife Flyers coach Todd Dutiaume hailed the character of his team as they ended a four-game losing streak – but admits he wondered when their next victory would come.

The Kirkcaldy side returned to third place in the league after Sunday’s 3-2 win over Nottingham Panthers.

And he went on to praise his men for what he regards as one of their best performances of the campaign so far.

“Character is the word from the weekend and I’m pleased we seem to have overcome the first adversity we’ve faced all season,” Dutiaume said.

“We’d only lost two in a row before and that happened only a couple of times, so this spell tested our mettle.

“Once you get past three games, you start to wonder where the next win is coming from and to do it against Nottingham Panthers certainly boosts morale.

“We played well against a team that have done well themselves recently and gives us a kick in the backside we perhaps needed for this second half of the season.”

Flyers began the weekend in defeat as they went down 4-3 in overtime to Dundee Stars, althought hey took a point as a result of taking the contest beyond regulation time.

Returning home on Sunday, Fife’s spirit was restored as they took the points against the Panthers in style.

Yann Sauvé’s opener was overturned by Bloodoff’s double before Mark Derlago tied the game at 2-2 as the minutes ticked down.

Ian Young poked home from close range to clinch victory.

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