Guildford Flames celebrate League and Cup double

The Guildford Flames celebrate their League and Cup double

The Guildford Flames are celebrating their first league and cup double since 2001 after winning the Premier Cup.

The Surrey side beat Sheffield Steeldogs 6-2 on Wednesday night to secure the trophy 12-5 on aggregate.

Captain David Longstaff told BBC Surrey: "It was excellent. We showed a lot of character to come back after they scored early.

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Flames duo target play-off victory

"Hopefully we've got another trophy to win. It'll be difficult but we'll be going all-out to win the play-offs."

Player-coach Paul Dixon added: "It doesn't get any better than this. The fans were excellent all night long and I'm delighted to do it at home."

Dixon is also targeting victory in the end-of-season play-offs to add to their Cup win and the English Ice Hockey League title, which they secured earlier this month.

"You play for three trophies all year long and we've got two of them," Dixon continued.

"The final one is coming up so all we have to do is remain focused and do what we do best. If we bring our game we'll have success.

"But you can't take anything for granted because the league is very competitive. We'll have to make sure we're ready."

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