NEWS: Out of the Blaze and into the Clan fire for Forbes

September 28, 2023

Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan forward Alex Forbes admits he’s been impressed with what he’s seen at the club so far.

The former Coventry Blaze man has settled right into life in Glasgow since joining the organisation in the summer.

And he believes the changes to game night from the player’s point of view has added extra energy before they take to the ice.

“From day one, it’s been really good,” he told Aaron Murphy on Clan Chat. “Everyone’s been great to be around and there’s a lot of positive energy around the place.

“There are no big egos in the room and as a group, we’ve got to know each other really well and it feels like we’ve been improving every day.

“Saturday, coming into our rink and the new entrance before the game, it’s going to be intimidating because the energy’s up in the crowd.

“With the new areas in the arena, when you’re walking down that tunnel, it gets everyone fired up as you’re heading into the game instead of standing around waiting.

VIDEO: Clan Chat featuring Alex Forbes

“With the lights show and the fire, we know it’s time to go and we all love it.  Everything off the ice is there for us to perform on the ice.

“We love the dressing room and it really helps us in concentrating on the hockey especially with the fans behind us.”

Clan return to action on Friday when they host Belfast Giants in the Challenge Cup on Friday (face off 7:30pm) before opening the league campaign with a trip to Cardiff Devils on Sunday.

Forbes revealed what was said after Sunday’s 5-1 loss to Fife Flyers and wants to see what made them successful in Saturday’s 4-0 shutout win over the Kirkcaldy side.

He added: “After the Sunday game, the coaches told us not to let things we can’t control, control us and how we play.  We got frustrated and took penalties, but basically stick to the gameplan and it should balance out.

“We want to get back to how we played on Saturday and not so much on Sunday, dialling in the little things that helped us.

“We want to take it to them like we did in Belfast a couple of weeks ago and then going down to Cardiff on Saturday, where we want to continue working on our systems.

“If we stick to that, I think we’ll be fine and hopefully we’ll get a couple of wins under us too.”

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