EPL Cup Final: Phantoms and Flames set for battle

Peterborough Phantoms and Guildford Flames go head-to-head over the next two nights as they battle to win this year’s EPL Cup competition.

Phantoms progressed to the final after a 6-3 aggregate win against MK Lightning, while Flames defeated Basingstoke Bison 5-3 overall in their semi-final.

The two teams have met five times so far this season – Phantoms currently lead the series 3-2. Both teams have won one road game against each other.

Flames have been strong on home ice throughout the EPL season, winning 19 out of 24 matches compared to 16 out of 24 for the Phantoms.

Phantoms last won the trophy in 2009 during their treble winning season, while Flames’ most recent victory came in 2013.

Both teams have an abundance of firepower in their ranks, with Phantoms boasting the likes of Craig Scott, Milan Baranyk, Darius Pliskauskas and Ales Padelek, while Flames can call upon Jens Eriksson, Matic Kralj, Matt Towe and Tom Duggan.

The first leg takes place in Guildford on Wednesday, with the return in Peterborough the following day. Both games face-off at 8.00pm.

(Image permission: Alan Bone)

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