Jordan Fulton branded Fife Flyers fans the loudest he has ever heard after they roared the team to a memorable victory in Sunday’s all or nothing final league game against Braehead Clan.
A huge crowd of 3525 - the Kirkcaldy rink’s biggest attendance in a generation - watched the home side claim the 4-1 win that clinched their place in the Elite League play-offs.
Every goal was met with a thunderous roar that shook the 75-year-old building to its foundations, but it was the fight between Fife fans favourite Matt Nickerson and Clan’s Kevin Bergin that almost raised the roof.
Fulton said: “I’ve never heard a building get that loud before in my entire life.
“It was awesome, and it was great for Matt.
“He’s been waiting for that for a while. A lot of guys haven’t fought him since earlier in the year.
“I think he needed it, the fans needed it, and it was huge to get the atmosphere in the building going. It was a turning point in the game.”
Flyers victory ensured they made the play-offs, while Cardiff Devils - a team they once trailed by eight points - missed out.
“It’s crazy,” Fulton added. “A couple of months ago people never thought this was possible.
“But we’ve gone a great run over the last 20 games, and it’s been awesome to be part of it.
“I went on a pretty good run in my junior year in college - but nothing like this.
“We just came together - took it one game at a time - and it went to the last weekend like we thought it would.
“But we’re not done yet - I think we’ve got plenty more to give and a lot of teams will be scared to play us now.”
Fulton is now ‘excited’ about the prospect of this weekend’s two-leg play-off quarter final against fierce rivals Dundee Stars.
“Every time we’ve played them it’s been close but we’ve got the better of them the last couple of times,” Fulton said.
“We didn’t really care who we were going to play - the way we’ve been playing we can beat anyone.
“But it will be good match-up against Dundee, and we’re excited for it. We’re playing like a play-off team.”