Fife Flyers forward Evan Bloodoff reckons a road win at Sheffield Steelers tonight (Wednesday) would make a statement for the rest of the league.
Todd Dutiaume’s side make the trip to Yorkshire in their league opener, following a mixed weekend results wise in their Challenge Cup home games at the weekend.
And Bloodoff says it’s a good test as they try to get back to winning ways after Sunday’s loss to Belfast Giants and says it’s a performance to put behind them.
“It would be a big win for us if we were to beat Sheffield,” he said. “I think it would send the league a message, beating one of the top teams and would be a big confidence boost too.
“If we can get in there and mix it up a bit before they really get all their main guys back, it can really be a benefit to us.
“We’ve had good success at Sheffield in the last couple of years there. It’ll be a good test, plus we’ll be out to redeem ourselves from Sunday.
“You can’t the take comments of the coach after the game too personally and the criticism we get from him is always constructive.
“We have to take what we can and move on. It’s a long season with a lot of games so we put those ones behind you and learn what you can.”
Bloodoff also spoke of his ‘hat-trick’ on Saturday against Glasgow Clan, specifically the goal that sent the game into overtime.
Since the weekend, it has since been reduced to two goals with team-mate Mike Cazzola credited for it, but Bloodoff admitted it wasn’t his goal anyway
He added: “I’m not really sure why I was credited with the goal late on in Saturday’s game. There was a bunch of us at the net trying to hit home the rebound.
“I don’t know why I got credit, as I hadn’t touched the puck. It was definitely all Mike (Cazzola) so it’s well deserved for him after that game.”
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