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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:53 AM
Danny Stewart after the game.
Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:12 PM
not a big fan of danny stewart is a cheep shot artist- i was a vipers fan, but was watching nottingham v coventry i think a few years back in nottigham and when the play was at the other end of the ice- pc druin was on his was back to the bench after a heavy hit and stewart went and baseball bat swung his stick at him for no reason and layed him flat out!
and hes always up to dirty tricks in everygame ive seen him in
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Do they take women? I am pretty good, I have been known to show up a few guys , and I can skate like the wind
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Bodee - thanks for the udpates. I actually go to St. Andrews University so maybe I can make it to a game or 2 in the future. Can you buy tickets on game day at the rink?
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:29 AM
Sounds like they're competitive, and are playing better than their record indicates.
Still going to try and make it to a game sometime.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:36 AM
I'm 13 and I play for an "A" Bantam team. If I was 18 I would be in.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:27 PM
An opposition fan's view of his visit to Fife Ice Arena and a match against the Fife Flyers. I thought it might give you an insight as to how others view the Flyers.
Written superbly by "devildan" a fan of the Cardiff Devils Elite Ice Hockey League team.
As you walk into Kirkcaldy Ice Rink you are not quite sure what to expect. The plexiglas only stretches around the end of the boards, the rest is left bare from blue line to blue line. The time keepers box is just an old hockey net that has been turned away from the ice to protect whoever is sat there on a plastic chair. There are no sin bins, players just jump over the boards and sit next to the time keepers net on either side, nothing to stop them getting at each other or the crowds getting at them.
The floor in the stands is made of wood unevenly nailed and the plastic seats (that aren't falling off) send the person sitting in them sliding almost on top of the person in front. It may be sounding like a nightmare but it was far from it, all this just added to the character of the place.
You could see the cracks and the scrapes of history. There is a museum as you enter the building highlighting the memories created in this building with newspaper articles, old jerseys, old trophies and even old pairs of skates from 1936 when the building was first put up.
Sure it couldn't hold a candle up to the facilities of Belfast or Nottingham but it had more life and passion in one brick than can be found in those buildings. There was a great bar for you to visit prior to face off serving food and playing old Flyers videos, a great shop serving all kind of merchandise from bears to hats, pucks to books. This was a real hockey rink and a real hockey community.
As face off loomed and the home town fans came in they turned up and stacked the blocks regardless of the fact their team were sat tenth in the league and out of all cup competitions, the fact that it was hockey had them turning up and lining the boards. The lack of plexi added to the atmosphere you could literally shout at someone on the ice and watch their facial features as they tried not to react.
Previously I have talked about how Dundee could become a fortress with a little bit of work and passion, well if they ever needed an example it sits a short drive down the road.
It's easy to pick up on the problems with this Fife team, the short bench they have been riding most of the season and how the owners of the team obviously really underestimated the league they were joining but that has been covered and discussed to death and back. This rink and its fan base is one huge tick in the positive column and a team I am glad we have in the Elite League and had the pleasure of visiting.
What happens on the ice happens, once we get to April this team is in the history books and it is all about the next year, tenth place can be forgotten by the fan base and with a correct outlook on the new season and the right pen on paper I think Fife will be the number one place teams will hate to visit.
The singing and the chanting of the home and away sides was off the charts this night, anyone would of thought it was a playoff final! Both teams were taken back with the atmosphere it was really something to behold. Nothing happened on the ice that wasn't sung about and no one could make a play without the sixth man in the crowd getting on their back about it.
This is how hockey should be, stripped back to its roots, in a battered history filled building full of life and electricity. We don't follow this game to see who can hire the most imports or which team's players have played the most games in the top leagues, we follow it for nights like these.
Two passionate teams and fan bases going head to head and giving everything they have for sixty minutes. More memories and more history were created in a building that already had it spilling out the sides. If you ever get the chance visit the Flyers do so, from beginning to end it was one of the best hockey nights I have ever attended.
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Fife Flyers Promotional Video
Credit to -Vintage Canuck- for the awesome sig!
"Gino, Gino, Gino, Gino!"
Rest In Peace, Rypien, Demitra, and Bourdon
Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:53 AM
You guys play in curling rinks? I saw circles on of the rinks in the vid.
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