ON THIS DAY: October 13th

October 13, 2021

What a day we have for you today.

When we say the games are coming thick and fast, we’re not kidding with five to bring you on this day in Clan’s history.

Four of them are at home and as well as a doubler with Edinburgh Capitals, we have two tasty clashes with Belfast Giants.

But let’s go all the way back to 2010 when Nottingham Panthers made the trip north of the border.


2010: Braehead Clan 2 Nottingham Panthers 5 (Elite League)

The feel good factor around the team was still rife around Bruce Richardson’s team, but they knew they would be up against it when Nottingham Panthers rolled into Glasgow.

Having already beaten the Panthers earlier in the season, Corey Neilson wasn’t going to mess about and it proved to be the case when his team took the points.

Clan got a dream start when Dominic Noel fired the home side in front, but Matthew Myers levelled tie things up at one apiece. However Nottingham found another gear in the second.

Three unanswered goals proved to be Clan’s undoing when Angel Nikolov, David Clarke and David-Alexandre Beauregard all found a way past JF Perras.

Brendan Cook pulled one back early in the third to provide a glimmer of hope, but Alex Penner applied Panthers’ fifth to finally kill Braehead off.

2012: Braehead Clan 6 Edinburgh Capitals 3 (Elite League & Challenge Cup)

Edinburgh Capitals came to Braehead in 2012 and Clan were on a high after their excellent win over Dundee Stars the night before.

Unluckily for Richard Hartmann’s men, Clan were to keep their momentum going as they swept the Caps aside for their second victory of the weekend.

Jade Galbraith was in top form, picking up a hat-trick to put Braehead into a three-goal lead early in the second period, with Marcis Zembergs picking one up for Edinburgh shortly after.

Clan took it up a notch with further markers from Ryan Watt and Matt Haywood to put them out of sight in the second.

But the highlight was saved until the third when Drew Miller scored his first goal for the club after his brief move from Detroit Red Wings during the NHL lockout to make it 6-1 for Clan.

Edinburgh got two back, courtesy of Hartmann and Martin Cingel, but the home side’s victory was already more than assured.

2013: Edinburgh Capitals 2 Braehead Clan 3 (Elite League)

Moving things on 12 months and Clan and Caps came together again, this time in the chilly setting of Murrayfield Ice Rink, but it was the visiting fans who left warm and fuzzy afterwards.

It was a fascinating contest where five goals were shared, but all goals came over a 15-minute spell between the end of the first and the first half of the second.

The Caps took the lead through Les Reaney to take them into the locker room on a high at the first break, but Joel Champagne levelled on the powerplay after 25 minutes.

Further goals were traded as Michal Dobron put Edinburgh in front again on the half hour, only for Kevin Bergin to strike in retaliation.

But Champagne’s winner a few minutes later proved to be the one that sealed the win for Ryan Finnerty’s side.

2018: Glasgow Clan 3 Belfast Giants 4 (Challenge Cup)

Adam Keefe and his team came to Glasgow for their Challenge Cup contest and as we’ve seen in recent visits from the men in teak, games in Scotland between them tend to be quite close.

Belfast certainly left it late on this occasion, taking the win with two seconds left on the clock and a bit of a sickener for Pete Russell’s men.

Giants took the lead through Guillaume Gelinas after seven minutes, but Clan had to be patient before they found the net themselves, which they did eventually thanks to Rasmus Bjerrum.

The visitors edged in front again through Francis Beauvillier and while Travis Ehrhardt pinged one into the net at the other end, the joy of that was short-lived when Kyle Baun put Giants 3-2 up.

One again, the Clan clawed level through Gerard Hanson with nine minutes remaining, but Blair Riley delivered the sucker punch with that almost last second goal to clinch victory.

2019: Glasgow Clan 3 Belfast Giants 1 (Elite League)

It was a record equalling night for Glasgow Clan as they made it to eight games unbeaten, coming from behind to take full points from Belfast Giants for the second night in a row.

Zack Fitzgerald became the third coach to reach club record unbeaten run and it was a great night as the players delivered in style.

Bobby Farnham put the Giants in front after 25 minutes and did well to repel the Clan’s offensive lines for large parts of the game.

However Nolan LaPorte managed to find a way through on 42 minutes to level the game up, which was followed by Matt Haywood turning the game around.

Up popped Scott Tanski with 12 seconds left with an empty net goal to provide the insurance, leaving Fitzgerald with a deserved smile on his face afterwards.

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