One of the success stories of Fife Flyers’ season so far has been the performances of Josh Scoon.
The 22-year-old forward has been thrust from the shadows onto the second line as cover for the injured Matt Reber.
And after helping the team to four straight victories, the local Kirkcaldy lad appears to be grabbing his chance with both hands.
“I’m just glad to be getting a chance to go out there and show what I can do,” Scoon told the Press.
“We’ve got some guys hurt just now, but the aim is to try to keep my place in the line-up once everyone’s back.
“That’s coaches decision at the end of day. I’ll just keep doing my bit and let them do theirs. All I can do is try my best to keep putting up some points.”
Scoon’s goal in the 5-1 win over Edinburgh Capitals on Saturday took his season’s tally to two goals plus two assists, meaning he has already beaten his previous EIHL totals just five weeks into the campaign.
“The ice time helps, but so does playing on a line with guys like Ned Lukacevic and Scott Fleming,” he said.
“They know how to make the right pass and how to find you. That’s where the points come from.
“I’m not one of the most skilled guys out there. I’m not going to beat three guys and put it in the top corner.
“I just need to keep working hard and make the best of whatever ice time I get out there.
“The more time you get, the more confidence you get - it’s an upward spiral.”
Scoon’s current run in the side is some reward for the patience he has shown as a bench warmer over the years.
“Guys have got to serve their time and pay their dues, but I feel like I’ve done that for a while now,” he said.
“There’s points when you get a little bit frustrated, but when the team’s doing well it makes it that much easier.
“Towards the end of last year I didn’t get much time but they guys were going and everybody was playing well so there wasn’t much opportunity to get a spot.
“I’m just glad to be out there helping contribute towards the points the team is getting.”
Scoon was speaking after the victory over Caps on Saturday.
“I think we had most of the play,” he said.
“Guys are carrying momentum from last weekend and it showed in the end out there.
“They kept it close to start with but when it clicked for us, it clicked.
“We’ve got so much potential and skill in this team that when we click not many teams will be able to contain us.”