KIRKCALDY, Scotland – Rapid Solicitors Hull Stingrays missed the chance to return to the top of the Elite League Gardiner Conference following a 7-2 defeat to Fife Flyers in Kirkcaldy.
Goals from Jordan Fulton (5.01) and Justin DaCosta (10.33) fired Flyers into an early two-goal lead as Stingrays’ first-period problems continued.
Tim Hartung (23.56) extended Flyers’ score before Guillaume Doucet pulled a goal back for Stingrays at 32.55 with his 45th marker of the season.
But a Ned Lukacevic double (34.14 & 39.58) ensured a four-goal cushion for Flyers heading into the final period.
Omar Pacha notched a second for Stingrays at 44.47 but Fulton (48.18) and Steve Gunn (54.30) rounded off the scoring for the hosts.
Player-coach Sylvain Cloutier said: “You saw two totally different teams this weekend. We didn’t show up – we were awful.”