Stingrays suffer in Scotland

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.

With leaders Dundee Stars slipping up at Edinburgh Capitals, Stingrays were unable to take advantage although they remain level on 33 points.Fife Flyers logo

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.”

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