GAME DAY: What’s going on around Braehead Arena THIS FRIDAY
The long, long summer is over and as the nights start to draw in, it also means the return of Glasgow Clan, sponsored by Aspray Glasgow West and the much missed ice hockey action.
We’re still in pre-season mode so there’s still some tweaks and little amendments as we get ready to welcome the Purple Army back for the first time since April.
But 2023/24 starts here as a new era gets underway at the club and it’s absolutely great to be back.
Remember, tickets remain available online so make sure you get yours while you can. Face off at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm.
Giants opposition for the “massive” Clan
Like the final game of last season, it’s the Belfast Giants who will be the opponents for tonight’s pre-season affair and a chance to see the make up of this Clan team.
Adam Keefe’s men were all-conquering last season, winning all three domestic cups to complete some kind of Grand Slam.
However, 11 of those players have since moved and Giants, with one in six in all games so far in the new campaign, will look for victory ahead of the Challenge Cup games.
…and Jeff Battah and Jake Kielly and Mike Pelech and all the new faces who signed for the club in the summer so make sure everyone gets an unbelievably warm Purple Army welcome.
They’ve heard a lot of good things about it so let’s not disappoint them when they make their first appearance here.
Box Office Open
The Braehead Arena box office is open between 3pm and 7:30pm and we’re there to accommodate game day buyers due to the cost of living crisis.
However, where possible, fans are asked to continue to purchase tickets online in advance, but any sales at the box office will be at the same price as online sales.
Figure Skating for you today
Tonight’s skater is 13 year old Naomi Ogbu, from East Kilbride Figure Skating Club.
Naomi is currently ranked ninth in Great Britain and is sponsored by Australian skating clothing company Frozen Couture.
She’s looking forward to competing at the British Championships for the third time next month.
Naomi loves to compete – but also loves to showcase her talent in some fun routines whenever she comes to perform at the Clan.
Cathouse sponsored 50/50 Draw
It’s back! You could go home with a big cash prize TONIGHT in our Cathouse sponsored 50/50 draw.
Like Shirt off the Back, tickets are available from our sellers in the Arena at £1 each. The more you buy, the better chance you have of winning a great jackpot
Chuck a Puck
Pick up your purple pucks from the Chuck-a-Puck table just to the right of the main entrance just passed the merchandise stall, you can pay by cash or contactless card payments.
You could be in with a chance of winning an amazing Slush machine AND a £50 merchandise voucher. Your prizes are just a throw away.
Tonight, you could win the signed stick of Clan’s #77 Darien Craighead in our stick raffle! Tickets are available at the chuck-a-puck desk at only £1 each! You can pay by cash or contactless card payment.
Shirt off the Back
Tonight’s Shirt off the Back is a FULL TEAM purple pre-season jersey, as worn by the team in tonight’s game.
Tickets are available from our sellers in the Arena foyer at only £1 each, remember the more you buy the more likely you are to win!
Remember to keep hold of your tickets though. Due to the volume of prizes, we won’t be announcing them as we would normally, but we will be announcing the winners on the Clan social media accounts. Make sure you follow @ClanIHC on X and like the official Facebook page
Of course, you can’t visit Braehead Arena without visiting our Merchandise stall with a selection of goods, including hoodies, jerseys and other great products.
Alternatively, if you wish to buy something online, then visit our online shop instead.
Post Game signings
There are no post game signings tonight so you can enjoy the rest of your weekend once the game ends.
The league’s best mascot is back and he’s ready to show off his mooooooves!! Step aside, Finn McCool and make way for Clangus, who will be making his way around the arena, dancing to his favourite tunes and seeing as many people as he can.
His two favourite things are hugs and selfies so make sure you plenty if you see him. Also remember to shout and wave after the chuck-a-puck for the chance to win a Cross-Check T-shirt from our T-shirt cannon
Vote for Player of the Game
You can vote for your Clan man of the match via X (formerly Twitter) @ClanIHC. Simply nominate your player by typing their name and/or number and remember to use the hashtag #ClanPOTG
Food and Beverages
Hot food and beverages are available in Braehead Arena, including hot dogs, nachos and a choice of alcoholic and soft drinks.
Our Hockey Hot Box delights sees a choice of three fantastic options – Chicken Balti, Cajun Pasta or a variety of pies, each for sale priced at £6.
Got someone you’d like to wish a happy birthday? E-mail email@example.com before face-off and we’ll endeavour to include them during our birthday feature in the first-period break!
We have a number of accessible seats within the arena and also two disabled toilets in the foyer. We also have access to another disabled toilet within the shopping centre which has a hoist – please let security know if you need assistance locating these toilets.
Can’t make it?
If you can’t head over to Braehead Arena, we have you covered. Clan Match Night Live will be running over on the CLAN X with live match updates, with end of period updates on Twitter and the official CLAN FACEBOOK page.
Unless you have a ticket, this is the ONLY way to watch as our LIVE WEBCAST is available to purchase, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, priced at £5 where you won’t miss any of the action with commentator Craig Anderson on the mic.
Get involved with the webcast too by sending your birthday shutouts and special announcements to the team using Twitter. Don’t forget to use #ClanTVLIve in your message.