This weekend saw the Fife Flyers face two German DEL2 sides in their final warm up games before heading in to the Elite league and Challenge Cup games.
Saturday night saw the Flyers face the Eispiraten Crimmitschau and as usual in most Fife games they came out flying in the first period and Evan Stoflet got his first goal for the Flyers.
The visitors came back with two goals to take a 2-1 lead, then Finucci lit the lamp with an assist from the impressive Jordan Buesa.
A goal from Chase Schaber took the home side in at the end of the first with a three goals to one lead.
Into the second period and again Fife faltered. The Germans scored three unanswered goals to make it 4-3 to the ice pirates before Chase Schaber with his second goal of the night got the equaliser, only for the Pirates to go and get another two goals to go 6-4 up. Finucci also scored his second of the night made it 6-5.
The Flyers were back on the offensive and equalized through Paul Crowder and at the end of second period it was 6-6.
In the final period only one goal was scored and it came from Fife’s Gauthier and the flyers managed to hold out for the win.
A special mention to the Eispiraten fans. They sang and danced their hearts out all night long and long beyond the game being over. They were also high fiving with the Fife fans, a huge credit to their organisation.
On Sunday it was pretty much the same thing again. This time Fife took on Tölzer Löwen. The Flyers came out and played a good first period and went one up though Gauthier.
Into the second and Tolzer equalized before Fife retook the lead through Bari Mckenzie’s first goal for the club. Fife lead 2-1.
In the third period Fife took far too many penalties and were punished by Löwen, as the away team scored to make the game 2-2 at the end of 60 minutes.
Into overtime and Fife had the better chances and plenty of them, but they just couldn’t capitalise and with 46 secs to go the Löwen got the winning goal to take the game three goals to two.
I have to say, for me, conceding nine goals in two games is slightly ringing alarm bells. Guess we will have to see what happens after Scott Aarssen gets in and give the lads a few more weeks to gel. On the offensive front things were looking up after managing to score nine goals if they can keep that up and we sort the back end it could very well be a good season.