Flames bounce back to winning ways after slaying the Giants. 13th January 2020
Guildford Flames bounced back to winning ways after completing a 4-1 home ice victory against the visiting Belfast Giants at the Spectrum on Sunday.
Flames opened the scoring on the night when Jesse Craige netted on 5:12. Ben Davies doubled the hosts advantage four minutes later when he put away a close range wrister to give Guildford a 2-0 lead after the opening period.
A shade over two minutes into the middle period saw Giants cut the deficit in half when Brian Ward scored. That was to be the only scoring of the period, with the bulk of the third period also going by with no goals until the final two minutes of the game when Flames struck with two empty net goals through Ian Watters and Jamie Crooks to seal victory.
Head Coach Paul Dixon admitted after the game “It’s a great relief to put one in the win column on home ice for the first time in a few games.
“We really came out strong in the first period, and we were fortunate to be rewarded with a couple of early goals which allowed us to play with a lead.” “I thought overall it was a pretty good game and we generated a good number of chances so we feel good that we were able to hold tight enough at the back to make sure the 2 goals before the empty netters were enough to take us to a win and 3 out of 4 weekend points.”
Photo of an early scramble in front of the Giants net. Courtesy John Uwins