Flames hit back to split weekend against Steelers. 4th November 2019
Guildford Flames bounced back from the disappointment of suffering a 5-3 Elite League loss to the Sheffield Steelers on Saturday night in Yorkshire, by completing a home ice 4-2 victory against the same opposition on Sunday.
Flames were quickest out of the traps in the opening period by racing in to a three-goal lead. Just inside the ten-minute mark Jamie Crooks opened the scoring for the hosts on the powerplay after redirecting a TJ Foster pass. A minute later Guildford doubled their advantage when Ian Watters got a stick on a Calle Ackered one timer. Cam Braes grabbed the third of the period at 14:52 before Steelers pulled a goal back when Eric Meland netted.
A Steelers 5 plus game for crosschecking to Marc-Olivier Vallerand proved costly for the visitors at the halfway mark when a Kruise Reddick slap shot from the blue line went into the goal to make it 4-1.
Steelers got a consolation goal after back to back powerplays when Lucas Sandstrom struck in the second period. A scoreless third period closed the evening as Flames made it five wins in their last six games.
Coach Paul Dixon said after the game “That is definitely one of the top clubs in the league, so getting a split against Sheffield and grabbing the win on home ice is a weekend we can be happy with as we move into next on the schedule”.