Cardiff Fire beat the Oxford Rising Stars with a huge 11-2 home win at Ice Arena Wales on Saturday night. Check out the goal scorers, team stats, post-game interview and photo highlights below.
Captain Lewis Stevens scored the game winner early in the game, but 8 unanswered goals in the second and third periods sealed a comfortable win for the Fire. The team were firing on all cylinders in the third with a hat-trick of goals scored by both Kris Kasjanovs and Iwan Davies, including a short-handed buzzer beater by Iwan Davies in the final second of the game.
Kris Kasjanovs picked up Player of the Game with four fantastic goals and an assist on the night. Goaltender Ben Scanlan finished with another great performance stopping 35 of the 37 shots faced recording an impressive 94.59% save percentage.
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- Fox assisted by Davies @ 5:04
- C Racine assisted by S Jones @ 7:13
- L Stevens assisted by Davies @ 17:45
- Kasjanovs unassisted @ 31:19
- Sheppard assisted by Fox, Gray @ 35:01 (PP)
- Kasjanovs unassisted @ 41:27
- Davies assisted by Fox @ 47:22
- Kasjanovs assisted by Fox, Gray @ 55:58 (PP)
- Davies assisted by Kasjanovs @ 56:26
- Kasjanovs assisted by Fox, Sheppard @ 57:44
- Davies unassisted @ 60:00
Click here to view the team stats.
Chris O'Brien of Standing Room Only (Radio Cardiff 98.7FM) caught up with Coach Shep to get his thoughts on the win.
Photos by James Assinder