Scots win as Team Romania set for second game

Team Romania who played two games at Fife Ice Arena in preparation for the world championships
Team Romania who played two games at Fife Ice Arena in preparation for the world championships

The curtain falls on the ice hockey season on Friday when Team Romania takes on a GB Prospects Select at Fife Ice Arena on Friday.

It’s the second challenge game in three days for the Romanians who are preparing for their world championships.

On Wednesday they were beaten 5-4 by as Scottish Select in Kirkcaldy.

After a goal-less opening period - during which the Romanians hit metalwork three times - the game burst into life with Fife Flyers’ players dominating the scoring.

Bobby Chaumont scored twice, while Niko Suornamiemi and Ned Lukacevic also netted before Allan Anderson grabbed a winner in the last minute of the game - his first goal of the 2014-15 season.

A good crowd turned up to see the Romanians and also say their farewells to Flyers’ imports who start to head home this weekend, but a number of them missed almost the entire first period waiting in a painfully slow moving queue outside.

Many tweeted their frustration, and some gave up and went home.

Fans will still arriving inside the rink as the first period drew to a close.

Advance tickets are available for Friday’s game, but there is also a pay at the door facility.

The GB Prospects side which faces Romania includes several EIHL players plus a core from the lower leagues.

Familiar faces will include Braehead Clan’s Tristan Harper and Zach Sullivan, while Steven Chalmers from Coventry Blaze skates along with Kevin Phillips from Belfast Giants.

The game faces off at 7.30 p.m.

>> Todd Dutiaume, who ran the Scottish Select bench for Wednesday’s game paid tribute to the players who skated to victory.

‘‘We were happy to help with Romania’s preparations - it’s always an honour to play against a national team.’’ he said.

‘‘We had some guys skating for the first time in three weeks and a couple who stepped up from the under-20s and I thought they all did very well.

‘‘Blair Daly did really well in his half hour shift - lot of good shops on him - and the game really opened up in period two.

‘‘I think the fans saw a good game tonight.’’