#CLANCLASSICS: Join us for our latest Clan Classics stream THIS SATURDAY for probably the biggest and best game in the Clan’s history. It’s THAT Champions Hockey League home game vs ERC Ingolstadt.
Hi Purple Army,
I hope everyone is continuing to keep safe and well during these unprecedented times!
Obviously there is a lot more pressing matters going in on in all of our lives right now, and our focus should remain on each-others health and well-being during this difficult period. I appreciate it has been extremely quiet recently, so I just wanted to bring everyone up to date with what is happening around the club.
There are currently a lot of discussions and planning going on at the club between myself and the ownership, in addition to the discussions and planning going on the EIHL board level. Like the majority of other organisations, we are in an extremely challenging period which continues to develop on a daily basis. It’s an important time for the club to focus on planning, be extremely reactive to the changing world around us and also be innovative to the future obstacles that we’ll no doubt have to comprehend. Yes, it’s testing times, but we’re positive and looking forward to the future.
SEASON TICKET APPLICATIONS
I appreciate a lot of you are keen for news on your season tickets, so we will be launching the new season ticket packages very soon. We’re currently just finalising the forms, finalising the packages and assessing the process before launching. We appreciate it’s likely going to be a difficult time for a lot of people financially, so we are possibly going to be delaying the Direct Debit start date and card payment processing this year.
Season Ticket Holders are a MASSIVE part of why hockey has thrived in Glasgow over the past 10 years, we can’t thank you enough for your continued support! Season Tickets allow us to better plan every single aspect of the club especially the team that we are able to put out on the ice. I appreciate these are tough times, but if you’re considering applying to renew or buy your first season ticket, we would obviously highly encourage it.
HEAD COACH UPDATE
Another subject I know everyone will be keen for an update on is the head coach position. Since the end of the season we have continued to pursue our head coach & player targets, so there has plenty been going on behind the scenes. We have already had over 30 applications for the role, and as always, the calibre of the applicants has been very good. While there are immediate challenges for the club, we are working towards appointing someone imminently to ensure we can continue to plan and recruit for the new season.
I’d like to thank everyone who continues to support our #ClanClassics streams on a Saturday night. While we all don’t have live hockey to enjoy at the moment, it’s important we continue to interact with our loyal fans and it’s been fantastic to see everyone around their screens supporting the club. The viewing figures have been extremely encouraging considering the amount of people that could be watching one screen at home.
I’d also like to thank everyone who has supported our Shirt off the Back & 50/50 draws. Taking into account it’s all online, the number of people buying tickets have been outstanding, and that has been a valuable income stream for the club over recent weeks. As I mentioned earlier, we’re going to have to be even more innovative as a club, so online raffles and streams are definitely food for thought!
This weekend we are streaming our fantastic Champions Hockey League game against ERC Ingolstadt from 2015 on Youtube HERE. During my time at the Clan, this really is my most memorable moment, it’s a fantastic game and a fantastic night. Certainly not one to be missed out on!
2019/20 VIRTUAL GCA’s
I am pleased to confirm that we will be holding our virtual GCA’s on Saturday 30th May via the Clan Youtube channel. We are in the process of pulling together the plans, with the stream being hosted by our very own Gerry McLaughlin & Kevin McCoskrie. We’ll also be holding a fantastic raffle for the Purple Army to have the chance of winning a free season ticket, framed 2019/20 jersey, Purple Army package, Mascot package and so much more. Keep an eye out on ClanIHC.com and Clan social channels for further details.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Finally I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of the club. It’s an extremely challenging time for the club, so it’s vital we continue to stick together from ownership, to management, players through to our incredible fans, OSC and sponsors.
Please stay safe, well and we can’t wait to see you back all back at Braehead Arena.