Guildford Flames vs Glasgow Clan
The Spectrum, Guildford (face off 7.30pm)
Ticket details: Flames vs Clan
Live stream: Guildford do not offer a live stream
The games are coming thick and fast now as Glasgow Clan load up the bus again, having just emptied it, with Guildford the destination for Malcolm Cameron’s men.
Previous trips to Surrey haven’t gone too well for the Clan in recent years, with only one win in seven previous visits since Flames joined the league in 2017.
But the mood is unquestionably high after Sunday’s 3-2 win over Nottingham Panthers that gave Clan their first points of the season. Doing it again in such a tricky venue gives Cameron and his players a significant test now.
Paul Dixon’s side are second in the standings for a reason and have done well so far, considering the significant changes Guildford’s coach has made to his team since the end of the last full season.
While they’ll have the extra day’s rest after not playing on Sunday, Clan’s relative freshness could be a factor as they look for a second win in three days.
It’s another big night for Cameron and his team and victory here would tee up a hugely positive return home on Saturday.
Last Six Games:
Sat 20/11 PSEL vs Dundee Stars (h) W7-1
Sun 14/11 PSEL vs Fife Flyers (h) W6-1
Sat 13/11 CC vs Cardiff Devils (a) L3-4 (After Penalty Shots)
Sun 07/11 PSEL vs Sheffield Steelers (h) L0-1 (After Overtime)
Sat 06/11 PSEL vs Manchester Storm (a) W6-2
Sun 31/10 PSEL vs Manchester Storm (a) W6-5 (After Overtime)
Sun 21/11 PSEL vs Nottingham Panthers (a) W3-2
Sun 07/11 PSEL vs Belfast Giants (a) L2-3
WHAT THEY SAY
Paul Dixon (Guildford Flames head coach)
“Tuesday will be a funny one, with Glasgow having played much less games than every one else and we’ll have to scout the game we have seen of them.
“It’s about what we do and us having to play our game and I think we’ve focussed on that in the last couple of weeks.
“There won’t be too much focus on scouting Glasgow, but we’ll have a look, but we’ll worry about ourselves.”
Clan forward Jamie Crooks:
“It’s going to be exciting to go back and I’ve been looking forward to it for a while now. It’ll be different, being on the other side, but it’ll be nice to see some old faces too.
“We know about the record in Guildford, but we were also aware we hadn’t won too many times in Nottingham and we got the result there so I see no reason why we can’t go and do it again.
“Guildford are a team that have a lot of speed and skill and play really well at home. It’s a tough place to visit and it could be tough, but we’re raring to go now and hopefully we can build on Sunday.”
PLAYER TO WATCH
#51 Ian McNulty
One of the new faces at Guildford Flames has certainly made an early impression on them since coming to the UK and McNulty is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
He arrived from Tulsa Oilers and has already set about finding his way to goal, with 11 goals and 10 assists in 19 games so far.
His six points in five games in league play, including 2+1 against Dundee Stars on Saturday puts him on something of a streak right now and something he’ll want to continue.
Early indications are Clan’s defensive lines will have their handful with this six foot forward. Keep him quiet, you blunt one of the key men in Guildford’s offence.
PHOTO: Scott Wiggins