Another day, another selection of games to look back on this day in Clan’s short but sweet history.
In today’s edition, we’ve got a Steelers home and away double from different seasons, another homecoming game with Fife Flyers and a Stormy visit to Manchester.
Plus the fact Ryan Finnerty appears for three different teams too. What more could you want?
(A win would be good – Ed)
2012: Sheffield Steelers 7 Braehead Clan 3 (Elite League)
It was destination Sheffield on this day in 2012 when Jordan Krestanovich’s side made their way to visit the Steelers, hoping to snaffle two points.
More or less from the off, Clan were on the back foot as the home side surged into a 3-0 lead through Jeff Legue and two from Ashley Tait.
Jade Galbraith pulled one back, but Sheffield restored their three-goal cushion through former Clan D-man Jim Jorgensen. Ryan Watt and Krestanovich got it back to 4-3 to make the game a little more interesting going into the final stages.
Ryan Finnerty, behind the bench for Steelers, saw his team go on to claim a one-sided victory as Colin Shields, Shawn Limpright and Steven Goertzen all netted to clinch victory.
2016: Braehead Clan 1 Sheffield Steelers 2 (Elite League)
Four years later (and quite a few other meetings in between), Clan and Steelers were united again, this time at Braehead Arena and on league duty.
Paul Thompson’s side knew they would be in for a tough shift when they made the journey to Glasgow so it proved to be as they edged Finnerty’s side in a 2-1 win.
It took almost half an hour for the first goal to go in when Scott Pitt scored on the powerplay from Alex Leavitt’s assist.
But two minutes later, Sheffield were level as Andreas Valdix got them on the board, assisted by a certain Mathieu Roy.
Jesse Schultz scored what proved to be the winner with eight minutes to go as Steelers left the Clan narrowly beaten in a hard fought contest.
2017: Braehead Clan 1 Fife Flyers 7 (Elite League)
This game was one to forget from a Clan point of view, so let’s remind you about the night Fife came to Braehead Arena and romped to a 7-1 win.
This particular homecoming, after so long on the road, was one where you hoped the bus had taken a wrong turn somewhere as Flyers cruised to victory.
Charlie Mosey opened the scoring before four unanswered goals from Evan Bloodoff had the game out of sight by the halfway point already.
Chase Schaber and Ricards Birzins completed the rout, to the delight of the singing Fife fans. Tyler Shattock’s late consolation for the Clan did nothing to change the mood on a disappointing night.
2018: Manchester Storm 6 Glasgow Clan 2 (Elite League)
As you may have already established, today isn’t really going well and it’s the first time Ryan Finnerty has in some way featured in three different games for three different team, this time in charge of Storm.
His team against Pete Russell’s men chalked up a good win, going well after 28 minutes when Dallas Ehrhardt, Mike Hammond and Dane Byers all scored to put them three up without reply.
Brendan Connelly notched one back, but Storm seemed to find another gear in the third period as two from Rob Linsmayer, either side of a second Hammond goal, put them out of reach.
Connelly’s second with just over three minutes to go proved to be a consolation at best as Clan lost on the road in Altrincham.