9th October 2017
9th OCTOBER 2017
Guildford Flames collected their first Elite League 4 point weekend of the season after defeating Coventry Blaze 5-4 in the Cup on home ice and a 5-3 road trip win against Fife Flyers in the League.
On Saturday at the Spectrum, Guildford found themselves Rhett Rachinski put Flames ahead very early in the contest after just 64 seconds. Rachinski scored his second of the evening to open up a two goal cushion in the second period before Kruise Reddick made it 3-0 with a powerplay goal. In the third period Blaze finally got on the scoresheet thanks to Brett Robinson at 44.04. Blaze immediately struck with a powerplay effort from Jordan Pietrus only for Liam Stewart to fire home for Flames to restore their two goal cushion. Another Blaze powerplay reduced the difference to a single goal through Robinson, then levelled the contest when Ross Venus netted less than 30 seconds later. The game went to overtime with Flames claiming the win thanks to Brett Ferguson’s winner 23 seconds into OT.
On Sunday Flames made the long treck to Scotland to play the Fife Flyers in a League contest. The Surrey side came away with both points thanks to a four point night from Kruise Reddick. Reddick grabbed the opening two goals of the contest before Charlie Mosey cut the deficit. Jez Lundin and Liam Heelis traded goals in the final ten minutes, but Rhett Rachinski’s strike 30 seconds from period time ensured Flames would go into the break two goals up. At 45:50 Peter Lebianc converted a Flyers powerplay to get within one of Flames, but a John Dunbar empty net goal 71 seconds from time sealed the victory for Guildford.