Fife beat Coventry to win U20 National Final

Fife Falcons beat Coventry Blaze 2-0 to win the 2017 Ice Hockey UK U20 National Finals Weekend at Dumfries.

The Falcons progressed to the final courtesy of an 8-2 victory over Kingston Sharks, while Blaze made it through after recording a 5-3 success against Aberdeen Lynx.

Fife went ahead in the final when Scott Jamieson put away a rebound in the 13th minute after Garry Simpson’s shot was saved.

After a scoreless second period, the Falcons secured victory in the third session when Chad Smith reacted first to a loose puck after Aaron Robertson was denied.

Fife head coach Scott Plews said: “Winning that final was an amazing feeling. After last year’s final defeat to Sheffield I immediately set my sights on winning this year’s final.

“I shared this with my team from day one of the season. No matter who we played today they would have struggled to break us down.

“We never played our best today and that was down to the effort and attitude of a very hard-working Coventry side. Hats off to them all for never giving up.”

(Image permission: Mark Paterson)

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