We’re enjoying seeing a lot of the old names and old faces in this feature and we’ve got more to share in our three games from the archives today.
All on the road, Clan visited Edinburgh Capitals, Sheffield Steelers and Manchester Storm on this day in history and each game had a similar outcome.
2012: Edinburgh Capitals 1 Braehead Clan 4 (Elite League)
The fans made their way to Murrayfield nine years ago today to take on the Capitals on league business, with eyes firmly on the two points.
Jordan Krestanovich’s side were on the high of a hard fought penalty shots win in Hull last week, but knew Richard Hartmann’s team would be a tough nut to crack on their own ice.
Clan however got the better start when they went ahead after four minutes, as Brock McPherson made the breakthrough.
This was added to a couple of minutes later by Robert Farmer to give Braehead a two-goal lead already. Juraj Senko pulled one back for the Capitals, but that was the sum of their efforts.
Clan scored a goal in each of the remaining two periods, through Ash Goldie then a late marker from Bobby Chaumont to win the game.
2018: Sheffield Steelers 2 Glasgow Clan 4 (Elite League)
After the beating of Fife in the homecoming game yesterday, it was back on the bus and a jaunt to the Fly DSA Arena where Sheffield Steelers were looking to burst the bubble.
Confidence was high in Pete Russell’s and they carried that into the House of Steel, where they got the best of the starts and never really looked back.
Craig Peacock was on target after two and a half minutes to set the tone, with Scott Pitt following him with Clan’s second in the ninth minute.
Steelers got one back from Chris Lawrence not long and the game was nice and tight for a good while before Peacock got his second on the powerplay in the middle period.
Josh McFadden again gave Sheffield a lifeline, but Scott Tanski finished them off with an empty net to bring the points back to Scotland.
2019: Manchester Storm 1 Glasgow Clan 4 (Elite League)
Former Clan coach Ryan Finnerty welcomed one of his former signings and opposite number, Zack Fitzgerald to Manchester, but was in no mood to let sentiment get in the way of the job in hand.
Fitzy’s men certainly weren’t either as Rasmus Bjerrum netted inside the opening five minutes to put the Clan, with Scott Pitt doubling the lead on the half hour mark against his old team.
Storm clawed one back through Mario Puskarich before Mathieu Gagnon and Linden Springer got to know each other by using their fists.
Clan got the job done with two late goals to ensure a four-point weekend as Nolan LaPorte was set up by Jordan Heywood with three minutes or so to go, followed by Mikael Lidhammar on the empty net with a minute to spare.