Good morning Hockey folks. If you are not going to the BBT to watch this game, please join me (Russky) from 5:30 for the usual Matchnightlive fun.
Dont forget you can email us a prediction or any comments you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org, i will endeavour to include them in the matchnight text just as long as they are broadcastable.
until then I bid you all a good day.
hi there folks, the warm up is underway at the BBT
It looks as Kurka is replaced by Salters
We have had 4 predictions so far. Rob Batch predicts a bounce back performance with 4-2 win.
Mark G predicts a 6-2 win for the Devils from his sick bed, Get well soon Mark!
Matthew M also predicts a 6-2 win as does Gaming Hazard, where as Hazel goes for 5-2 and
Pat opts for a win by 2 goals for the Devils
The only latest score we have so far is 1-1 between Manchester and Nottingham at Altrincham.
Just got to say thanks to my texters this evening, who are Jon Jones and Adrian.
without whom we could not provide this service for you.
just been informed its now 2-1 to Manchester
The other games tonight are Edinburgh hosting Braehead and Dundee host the Steelers
Caps are 1-0 up on Clan, Go Caps!!! do us a favour!!!
must be close to Intros and Anthem time
Awaiting confirmation if Kurka is Injured or is just rested due to import restrictions
The appointed ref for tonights game is supposed to be Stefan Hogarth according to the EIHL website.
it seems there will be a slight delay to face off as the Intros have only just started
Jan James in Merthyr has predicted a 3-2 Devils win.
No Kurka tonight due to respiratory infection apparrently
Jon J curious as to how Saccheti plays for Fife and if CJ gets any extra shifts for the Devils
Introductions now in Progress
Mark Richardson has the C for the Devils tonight.
Now for the Anthems.
Phil Egan goes for a 5-2 Devils win
He's gutted he couldnt get to the game tonight but says Lets go Devils.
Correction Richie still wears the A. one of my texters momentarily got confused.
The game is underway
fast paced start to the game
Bownsy covers puck after a strong start by Devils
Fife playing dump and chase game early doors
Now 1-1 between CAPS and CLAN
Hervato shoots but Horne saves comfortably
one way traffic so far from the Devils who have started well
Shot from Batch goes over the bar
GGGGGOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL from Salters
Assists Martin and Hotham
GGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL from Martin this time
assists Hervato and Hotham
Hervato on breakaway
but its saved
Danny Stewart has a rare foray into Devils territory
Fife are looking shell shocked.
GGGGGGGOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLL Doucet scores this time
Fife call a time out
Assists by Martin and Salters on Devils 3rd
Unidentified Fife player limps off
Piggot is reported as hitting everything today and is on a mission.
Culligan hits the post. No let up for Fife
Fournier shoots just wide
another let off for Fife.
Texters report it as relatively quiet in the BBT tonight.
David Brown is netminder for Fife tonight and is being vastly overworked
14:10 gone in 1st
rare event, Bownsy has to make a save.
Gunn battling hard for Fife
Saccheti denied by last ditch save from Bowns
Hotham goes close but its saved
Fife Pen Brown 2 minutes for tripping, served by Caig
Brown pen noted as Holding not tripping
Salters goes close after good work by Fournier
smart save from Bownsy
Hervato has taken a puck to the face
sacchetti has a great one timer shot that just goes wide
thats a wrap for the first period. 3-0
Devils first goal timed at 5:47 2nd at 6:09 and the third at 8:37.
Latest scores: Storm 2 Panthers 2; Caps 1 Clan 1; Stars 0 Steelers 0
To clear up any confusion Joey Martin is C and the 3 As are Richardson Morrisette and Hendrikx
Jon Jones report: Not much to say about Fife but Doucets goal was a thing of beauty!
I am hoping this game gets wrapped up by 8:15 as i am looking forward to watching the Patriots @ Broncos on the internet.
Considering it was one way traffic the SOGs are surprisingly even at 7 each.
Ice is ready and the teams are back on the ice.
Dont know who's counting the SOGs but i thought it would be a bit more on the Fife Netminder.
puck drops to start the second
Hervato is ok and back on the ice as he goes close with an early shot
boooo Hiissss Clan now 2-1 up on CAPS
Ryan Russell shoots but easily saved by Brown
Yay!!! Go Stars 1-0 up on Steelers
Fife Pen Rioux 2 minutes for holding
Devils looking threatening on PP
Short delay as ice is repaired, now underway again
Brown saves from Morrisette. He is nailed on for MOM at moment
keeping Fife in the game.
Fife score completely against run of play
Sacchetti the scorer.
a really soft goal to give away! Devils seemed to have dozed off.
goal timed at 26:22 assist to Caig
Panthers now 3-2 up in Altrincham
Lordo lays a big hit on a fife player
Fife score again but its wiped out as Devils net is displaced. A trifle fortunate for the Devils
Bownsy gets away with that one.
no he doesnt and gets A DOG pen
no he doesnt and gets A DOG pen
Decent PP by Fife
Culligan goes close
fox brought down by Doucet who gets 2 minutes for tripping
KILL KILL KILL
Salters gone off Limping currently being assessed by the Devils Doc
Hotham with a chance but Brown saves it
Fife Netminder rips mask off to get game stopped. surely thats a DOG pen.
Brown has something wrong with his head protective gear
Salters is back on the Ice
Devils back to FS
Fifes first goal was a delayed penalty goal
as Culligan had been called for holding just before
Fournier gets clattered.
5 on3 for Devils Wands 2 minutes for boarding 2 minutes for minor abuse of officia; at 37:21 thats a new one on me .
GGGGGGGOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL for Hotham
assists to Hudson and Morrisette
and thats the end of the 2nd period
Devils 4th Goal PPG timed at 38:35
Hervato 2 minutes for holding the stick @39:58
Fife will start with nearly two minutes of PP
Result Manchester 2 Nottingham 4
Latest scores: Caps 1 Clan 3; Stars 1 Sheffield 0
now 1-1 at Dundee against the Steelers
and we are underway in the third.
a comparitively subdued atmosphere tonight than previous games
Lots of of Devils pressure but no more goals
Devils too keen as they keep going offside.
Fife are struggling to get into the game this period.
Doucet has his shot saved
now 2-2 in Dundee
and 4-1 to Clan in Edinburgh
Bowns saves off a deflection, Fife thought they had scored
FOx shoots but just wide Face off in the Devils zone
texters state some disorganisation in the Devils D zone
texter says we have lost control of this game despite the scoreline. Bownsy scrambles one away followed by Batch who clears the zone.
Jon Jones laments his lack of fortune in the 50/50 draw
Fife pen 2 minutes for cross-checking by Stockton
as was Hervato, co-incidental pens
Devils pen shot from Haddad when taken out through on goal
it was saved. I think the fife players owe their net minder a few beers!!! as he has kept the score down
now Bownsy Saves
from a Danny Stewart slapshot
Bownsy saves the Devils again
this time from Stockton
Bownsy to the rescue after another defensive error
Brown stops a Hendrikx missile.
2:44 left and its end to end stuff
Stewart misses another great chance
Game over Devils win Wooooooo Hooooooo
A win is a win no matter how it comes!
Jon J says a good overall performance and a good win
Fife MOM Sacchetti Really, who decides these things?
Devils MOM Andrew Hotham
post match interview from Mr Lord should be interesting.
Braehead beat Edinburgh 4-1 Dundee and Sheffield still tied 2-2 in the third period there
Be sure to join OJ this wednesday as Dundee come to the BBT for the second leg of the Challenge Cup semi, looking to overturn the 3-0 deficit from the first leg. Until then Nos Da Pawb.
I omitted to thank my texters Jon Jones and Adrian for their excellent updates tonight. Cheers guys!