It’s a Friday whopper for you today with five different games to look back ranging between 2011 and 2017 and the usual ups and downs you would expect.

Four of those games are at home and there’s even two meetings with Fife to look back on.


2011: Braehead Clan 4 Coventry Blaze 2 (Elite League)

A visit from Coventry Blaze have their dangers and it was no different when Paul Thompson brought his Blaze side to Glasgow for this Elite League meeting.

Drew Bannister’s team were keen to bounce back after last week’s shutout loss at Nottingham Panthers and this was the perfect place to do it.

Brock McPherson’s opening goal was just the tonic to start things off, with Bannister adding the second himself in the first minute of the middle frame.

Blaze reminded their hosts they were still there when Shea Guthrie and Greg Owen struck to level the game and keep them in it.

Braehead kicked on in the third period and when Jordan Krestanovich and Jade Galbraith each scored, it was enough to take the points, despite the late loss of Mike Bayrack for a game misconduct penalty.

2014: Braehead Clan 4 Nottingham Panthers 3 (After overtime – Elite League)

You can’t beat a bit of drama and that’s exactly what the Purple Army got when Nottingham Panthers came to town, looking to plunder points from the West of Scotland.

After a three-game weekend, Ryan Finnerty’s Clan team were back in action for this midweek encounter and got further rewards for their efforts.

Stefan Meyer scored on the powerplay after 10 minutes, but Panthers turned it around in the second period thanks to goals from David Clarke and Chris Lawrence.

Meyer’s second tied things up at the tail end of the second period and while Robert Lachowicz edged Panthers in front again shorthanded, Matt Keith equalised immediately after.

No further scoring could be found in regulation time and it came to overtime where Neil Trimm was on target 46 seconds into the extra period to clinch it.

2015: Braehead Clan 4 Manchester Storm 3 (Elite League)

Manchester Storm’s presence in the Elite League was only a few weeks old by the time they came to Glasgow for this one and they were already showing they weren’t to be trifled with.

Matt Haywood drew first blood in this contest, which was cancelled out by Matt Paton a few minutes later.

Storm went ahead in the second period as Grant Toulmin and Matt Caria put them 3-1 ahead, but Clan pulled themselves together to get the upper hand in the third period.

Scott Pitt fired the home side level after 48 minutes, teeing up an exciting end to the game and when Chris Bruton scored what proved to be the winner with three minutes to go, Manchester had no further reply.

2016: Braehead Clan 6 Fife Flyers 3 (Elite League)

It’s the one the fans always look forward to and it was no different this time when Braehead Clan entertained Fife Flyers in the latest chapter of their ever-growing rivalry.

It took almost 14 minutes for the first puck to hit the net and it was Scott Pitt who got it before the home side piled on with further goals from Alex Leavitt, Daniel Ahsberg and Matt Haywood.

Fife finally replied through Matt Sisca and while Mike Hammond restored the four-goal cushion, Shayne Stockton picked up a second for the Flyers.

Pitt bookended Clan’s scoring with his second and Clan’s sixth to take victory, despite Brendan Brooks picking up a late third for Fife.

2017: Fife Flyers 5 Braehead Clan 1 (Elite League)

This latest trip to Kirkcaldy was one to forget for the Clan as Flyers secured a comfortable victory to delight their passionate home support.

Chase Schaber put them ahead after three minutes with Tyler Shattock levelling things up a few minutes later, but when Peter LeBlanc put Fife in front after 11 minutes, there was no further reply.

Schaber, with his second, fired in the insurance marker at the end of the second period to make life a little easier for them.

Then Carlo Finucci and James Isaacs rubbed salt in the wounds in the third and final session, sending the Clan players home in misery.