Confidence the key to Flyers’ revival

Fife Flyers celebrate Justin Fox overtime winner against Dundee Stars. Pic: Steve Gunn

Fife Flyers celebrate Justin Fox overtime winner against Dundee Stars. Pic: Steve Gunn

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Fife Flyers head coach Todd Dutiaume believes a boost in confidence is behind the club’s recent revival following Saturday’s overtime victory over Dundee Stars.

The Taysiders fought back from 3-0 down to force overtime at Fife Ice Arena on Saturday, but Flyers held firm to grab the golden goal that sealed a third successive Elite League victory.

Pressure had been mounting on Flyers following a run of six straight defeats but the team appears to have turned a corner with back-to-back wins over Manchester, Braehaed, and now Dundee.

Dutiaume said: “It’s amazing what a couple of wins will do for you.

“The win in Manchester relieved some pressure, but the good, solid 60 minutes against Braehead really went a long way towards restoring some guys self-belief.

“We’re the same hockey club - just a different mind-set.

“It’s all about confidence and they looked a lot more confident and comfortable against Dundee.

“Three or four weeks ago we might have tightened up and lost that fixture.

“We made it a little tough on ourselves, but we probably deserved the result.

“We were firmly in control of the game for big parts of it, our powerplay came alive, and we found a winner at the end, which was great.”

All four Flyers goals were scored on the powerplay with Justin Fox (2), Shayne Stockton and Ryan Dingle on the scoresheet.

This weekend Flyers take on Edinburgh Capitals at home on Saturday, followed by a trip across the Tay to face Dundee Stars on Sunday.