Fife Flyers open season against Belfast Giants

The build up to Fife Flkyers v Belfast Giants game , 2014 play-off finals weekend (Pic: Steve Gunn)
The build up to Fife Flkyers v Belfast Giants game , 2014 play-off finals weekend (Pic: Steve Gunn)

Fife Flyers will open the 2016-17 ice hockey season on home ice against Belfast Giants.

The Challenge Cup game takes place on Saturday, September 3 - and it should draw a bumper crowd as fans get their first glimpse of the team in competitive action.

The first road trip of the season on Sunday, September 4 takes Flyers west to face rivals, Braehead Clan, also in the Challenge Cup.

The league season gets underway on Saturday September 10 when Nottingham Panthers visit Kirkcaldy.

Christmas could be a key time in the challenge for conference honours - 14 of the 15 games scheduled that month are against their Gardiner rivals.

Todd Dutiaume, head coach, said: “As always our staff did a tremendous job putting this years fixtures together.

“We have a few weeks at the beginning to get the guys in and settled. We have a good balanced schedule and the travel is well spread out.”

Flyers finish their season with a home-away double bill with Dundee Stars on March 25-26.

For Fife Flyers full 2016-17 fixtures click here Fife Flyers fixtures