Owen: We’re getting back on track

(PHOTO: Jillian McFarlane)

Fife Flyers goalie Shane Owen reckons his team are getting back on track as they prepare to take on the top two sides over the next three nights.

Todd Dutiaume’s side are at Belfast Giants on Friday and Saturday before returning home to take on top dogs Cardiff Devils on Sunday in a tough three-game weekend.

And Owen admits it’s been frustrating as Fife have struggled to go on any great run of form, but reckons winning twice in Belfast in their last two visits can be a help to them.

“It’s frustrating, not being able to get a streak together, but you just have to take it day by day, strings those wins together and get a bit of confidence going,” Owen said.

“We had a few injuries and hurt bodies, which has affected us.  Marcus Basara came in and helped out a lot, but we’re back to having a full squad and we should be getting back on the right track.

“The fact we’ve won there this season can be huge for us in knowing we can get a victory.  We just have to go with the same game plan and hopefully it can work out.

(PHOTO: Scott Wiggins)

“Belfast are a great team and will be looking to get back on track after falling away a little at the top of the standings.  It’s a tough building to go to, but we’re looking forward to it.”

Owen insists the aim is to finish as high as they can, knowing the weekend ahead does present something of a challenge.

But the Fife goalie believes a win in Northern Ireland can set the tone for the other two games as they hope to get the wins that would hopefully get them back into third place.

He added: “It’s a huge test for us against two big teams coming up this weekend, but we’ll have to take it game by game and work hard. We’ve had a great week of training and it should be a good one.

“The games are coming thick and fast for us and with Nottingham not going so well, it’s our goal to climb as high as we can.

“Winning on Friday can be a confidence boost and set the tone for the weekend to help us give us what we need to go and have a solid weekend.”

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