Fire opened the new season on home ice with a 6-4 win over the visiting Chelmsford Warriors on Sunday night at Ice Arena Wales. Check out the goal scorers, team stats, post-game interview and photo highlights below.
There were 5 different goal scorers on an eventful night of many firsts with Iwan Davies netting the game winner to claim the first 2 league points of the season.
New forward Alessio Bovolenta picked up Player of the Game after scoring his first senior goal and on his home debut for Fire.
Fire's other scorers included an opening goal by Jack Whiting, a brace for player/coach Elis Sheppard in the first period and a final goal in the third period by Cedric Racine with his first goal in a Fire jersey.
Netminder Ben Scanlan finished the night with a great performance stopping 40 of the 44 shots faced recording a 90.91% save percentage.
- J Whiting unassisted @ 1:27
- Sheppard unassisted @ 8:02
- Sheppard assisted by C Racine @ 14:18
- A Bovolenta assisted by J Whiting, Davies @ 22:02
- Davies assisted by L Stevens @ 54:07
- C Racine assisted by Kasjanovs, Scanlan @ 57:50
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 opening weekend of the season.
Photos by James Assinder