Chaumont wants Flyers teammates to be more hungry to score

Bobby Chaumont battles for the puck against Cardiff Devils. Pic: Steve Gunn
Bobby Chaumont battles for the puck against Cardiff Devils. Pic: Steve Gunn
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Marksman’s advice as Fife target play-off spot

Fife Flyers may be the lowest scorers in the Elite League, but for Bobby Chaumont, the goals just keep coming.

After a slow start to the season the Flyers forward has raced up the Elite League scoring charts once again, hitting the net 26 times in 39 games.

Chaumont has scored over a quarter of Flyers league goals, and his team mates could do with heeding the marksman’s advice.

“For me, I just want to score all the time,” he explained. “I want to be the one that’s there to get those goals.

“Instead of thinking you’ll maybe score, you’ve got to have that little bit more hunger to score – and it starts in practice.

“Every time you score a goal, be excited, and enjoy scoring. Right now, we’re creating chances, but we’re not wanting to score enough.

“You need the bounces to go for you as well, but if we keep working hard like we’re doing we’ll get the bounces.

“We’ve struggled to score goals all year, but we’ve got to keep working at it, and stick together as a team.

“Hopefully we can turn it around but if we have to find a way to win games 2-1 or 3-2 then so be it.”

Chaumont was speaking after hitting a double in the Challenge Cup defeat to Cardiff on Tuesday night.

The Flyer is currently fifth in the EIHL scoring chart, eight goals behind leader Guillaume Doucet of Hull Stingrays.

“I’m getting that opportunity to play in a lot of situations and it makes a big difference,” he said. “Guys that come here get a chance to play a lot more than they would back home or on other teams.

“Right now, I am putting up numbers, and it’s great, but it doesn’t mean anything if we’re not winning.

“For me, the number one thing is we’ve got to find ways to win. I could have 100 points but if it’s for a team in last place that’s no good for anybody.”

Chaumont wants Flyers to build on their improved performances in the weekend games against Dundee Stars.

“There’s a good attitude in the room right now - guys just have to start playing with a little more confidence,” he said.

“We’re only two points off a play-off spot, so as bad as things may seem, we’re right there in the mix.”