Chaumont relieved to end goal drought

Bobby Chaumont. Pic: Steve Gunn
Bobby Chaumont. Pic: Steve Gunn

Bobby Chaumont re-discovered his scoring touch to help Fife Flyers to a stunning four-point weekend south of the border.

The Flyers forward ended a run of eight games without a goal as his brilliant double helped Flyers to a shock 3-2 win away to Sheffield Steelers on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Canadian also netted a penalty shot in the victory over Cardiff Devils on Sunday to complete a “perfect” weekend on the road for the Kirkcaldy club.

“The guys were pretty disappointed with the way things had been going, but everyone has stuck together,” he said.

“It was a perfect weekend for us to go on the road, got some points, score some goals, and build up some confidence.

“It’s always frustrating when you have a lot of imports not scoring especially when Kevin Regan has been keeping us in a lot of games.

“But once the pucks started going in at the weekend you could see it gave the guys a big lift.

“It was also great to see the fans stick by us. It was amazing to see so many down supporting us despite our slow start.”

Chaumont admitted that his weekend brace has helped lift some pressure built up during his month-long drought.

“I’m here to score goals and it’s frustrating when that isn’t happening, especially when no-one else is scoring,” he said.

“We weren’t getting goals from anywhere, and you’re not going to win many games scoring just one goal.

“Everyone, including myself, was getting chances so it was only a matter of time before they started going in.

“It was nice to see pucks go in at the weekend and hopefully we’ll keep rolling now.”

Chaumont amassed 64 points in the Elite League last season, which made his recent dip in form all the more puzzling.

“That’s what happens when you’re a goalscorer,” he explained. “There are times when things are not firing on all cylinders.

“It’s tougher when you’re losing - when the team is winning it isn’t an issue.

“Last year everything I touched went in, but that’s not always be the case.

“I knew it was just matter of time until it broke.”