Reddick Player of Week
The Flames played three games last week, all on the road: a 4-4 draw in their Challenge Cup Quarter-Final with Sheffield, a 3-1 loss in Fife, and then an impressive 6-2 win in Nottingham. “Obviously we’d rather have had three wins, but I thought we played the right way last week,” said Reddick. “You have to take positives – we came back from Sheffield all square, and then in Fife we played good but just didn’t get the result we wanted.”
The 28-year old forward notched a point away to the Flyers, but the game in Nottingham was where he came into his own – assisting on three of his side’s first four goals, and then scoring the final two himself to complete a five-point night and a six-point week.
“I guess it was credit to luck, or anything you want really, but I was in the right place at the right time,” said the forward about his night in Nottingham. “The team played really well and we were happy to come out with the points with a win there.”
Reddick is currently the league’s top points scorer with 17 goals and 23 assists, averaging around 1.5 points per game.
It’s a big week for the Flames coming up, as they aim to make the Challenge Cup Semi-Finals tomorrow night. “The guys are looking forward to this for sure. Sheffield are a great team and have been climbing the ladder of late, and we’re up for the challenge” he said of Wednesday’s game.
In the league, where Reddick’s side sit fifth by a point, the team head back to Sheffield at the weekend, and then end the week at home to defending Champions Cardiff. For Reddick personally, this is his second season in the Elite League. “It’s been really great. Last year I had to make some adjustments, but I feel this year I have picked up where I left off,” said the Canadian. “Coming back to Guildford, and knowing what I was coming back into, helped me a lot. It’s great playing with many of the same guys as last year, and when you play with players like Ian Watters and John Dunbar they just make you a lot better!”