Match Night Live
Cardiff Devils 4 - 1 Fife Flyers

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, 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

Devils icing

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


Assists Martin and Hotham



assists Hervato and Hotham

Hervato on breakaway

but its saved

Danny Stewart has a rare foray into Devils territory

Fife are looking shell shocked.



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

Bowns covers

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

Fife offside.

Lordo lays a big hit on a fife player

29:08 gone

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


Devils FS

Decent PP by Fife

Culligan goes close

fox brought down by Doucet who gets 2 minutes for tripping


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 .


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.

Devils FS

Devils offside.

a comparitively subdued atmosphere tonight than previous games

Lots of of Devils pressure but no more goals

as yet!!!

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

1:19 left

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

Fair call

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!