MANCHESTER Storm came from two goals down to win 5-2 at Fife Flyers in the Elite Hockey League last Saturday.

After the Arctic conditions forced the postponement of Friday's trip to leaders Cardiff Devils, the Storm squad did extra training before the trip north of the border.

And it paid off with one of the best displays of the campaign from Ryan Finnerty’s men.

Goals from Ciaran Long, Declan Balmer, Dallas Ehrhardt and Mike Hammond (two) gave Storm maximum points and opened up a sizeable gap between them in second place and big-spending Belfast Giants in third.

Head coach Finnerty could not have been prouder of his players and backroom staff with their efforts to get to Kirkcaldy and win and he said: "It was a difficult day not knowing if we would actually get there and Fife hit us early but we were confident once we scored that we would score some more.

"It’s a great group of players and backroom staff we have and we all work for one another.

"The journey home didn’t seem to take as long as the journey up to Scotland and everyone on board the coach was in high spirits.”

After arriving back in the early hours of Sunday the players had a few hours' sleep before joining the Official Supporters Club to take part in a fundraising quiz on Sunday afternoon.

The players were then back in training under the watchful eyes of Finnerty and his assistant Mike Morin.

The game away to Cardiff has been re-arranged for Wednesday, March 21 in a week where Storm will play five games in nine days, including the final home game of the season against Sheffield Steelers.

The incredible form shown by Storm since the turn of the year has attracted more and more fans to the Storm Shelter in Altrincham and this weekend's game against Fife Flyers on Saturday evening (7pm) is heading for another full house.

Season tickets for next season will be on sale shortly and judging by the renewal requests received so far along with new applicants, the Storm will set a new record of season ticket holders since re-forming.

Finnerty added: “The Storm Shelter is one of the smallest in the league in rink size and supporter capacity and we are building something special.

"The hockey is good and the whole matchday experience is one we are proud of.”