Home. There’s really no place like it and in a few short weeks, we’ll all be back in our familiar surroundings.
For now, we have to make day with these daily look backs and re-live the games that helped to shape Clan’s history, good, bad or indifferent.
Today, we’re going nowhere.
2014: Braehead Clan 4 Fife Flyers 3 (Elite League/Challenge Cup)
The class of 2014 welcomed Fife Flyers to Castle Clan for a game that was worth four points – two each in the league and the Challenge Cup.
These games had really taken on almost a life of their own as the rivalry between the teams had ramped up in recent meetings.
The visitors struck first through Ned Lukacevic, but that was cancelled out by Scott Pitt a couple of minutes later.
Clan and Fife couldn’t be separated as Neil Trimm put the home side in front, but again, Flyers were quick to respond, this time through Danny Stewart.
Pitt’s second however gave them the edge as the game moved into the third period, with Clan nudging further ahead through Tristan Harper.
Scott Fleming picked up Fife’s third, but Harper’s strike was the one that proved to be the difference.
2015: Braehead Clan 6 Dundee Stars 4 (Elite League/Challenge Cup)
Dundee Stars were in town for a league and Challenge Cup double pointer and it was goals galore as both teams got their respective fans on their feet multiple times.
In this instance, it was the Clan who came out on top and after going ahead through Alex Leavitt, Curtis Leinweber equalised, but Chris Bruton restored the lead before the break.
Ex-Clan man Bobby Chaumont scored Stars’ equaliser with David Turon adding their third of the night to give them the lead.
The home side hit back again on the powerplay through Thomas Nesbitt, but Dundee were in front to make it 4-3 through Mikael Lidhammar.
Leavitt scored within a minute later to draw level again as the game got tighter and tighter. That was until the final ten minutes when Stefan Meyer and Bruton on the empty net secured the result.