ON THIS DAY: October 11th
We’re back on the bus and on our travels today, but at least it’s not that far to go.
We continue with 2014 and 2015 from yesterday and travel the hour or so to visit Edinburgh Capitals and couple of hours for a journey to Dundee Stars.
Question is, will it be maximum points today? Let’s find out…
2014: Edinburgh Capitals 0 Braehead Clan 4 (Elite League)
After yesterday’s win over Fife Flyers, it was back along the M8 to see future Clan assistant coach Richard Hartmann and his Edinburgh team who were always capable of getting a result.
It was a hard fought opening few minutes which was brought to life as Riley Emmerson and Leigh Salters exchanged “pleasantries” after seven minutes, earning themselves a five minute seat in the box.
Clan took the lead through Matt Haywood after a quarter of an hour to put them on top in the opening period, with Neil Trimm adding a second during the middle session.
Jade Portwood saw his night end with a charging penalty that saw him kicked out and it became a slightly more uphill task for the home team.
Ryan Finnerty’s men made sure of the points in the closing eight minutes as Matt Keith finished number three and Salters ending the night with an empty net goal late on.
2015: Dundee Stars 4 Braehead Clan 3 (After penalty shots – Elite League)
Clan ended this three-game weekend with a trip to Dundee Ice Arena and after two wins so far, beating Fife on Friday then sinking the Stars yesterday, confidence was high ahead of this one.
Dundee, under Marc LeFebvre, were determined the get the points back they lost in Braehead the night before and set out their mission statement as Lou Dickenson found the net with only 14 seconds on the clock.
Jamie Fritsch got one back almost immediately, but the tone was set for what was to be a hard fought contest ahead.
Second period goals were exchanged as Dickenson nabbed his second while Clan responded through Alex Leavitt.
While in the third, Stars edged in front again through Riley Wetmore, with the visitors again keeping them back as Stefan Meyer scored on the powerplay.
Overtime couldn’t separate them so it came down to penalty shots, where Dickenson was the only success, leaving Clan with a consolatory point for their night’s work.