REPORT: Clan on top form as play-offs loom
Doubles from Mathieu Roy, Guillaume Gauthier and captain Dyson Stevenson helped Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan to a comfortable 7-2 win over Fife Flyers.
It was the ideal way to end the regular season at home as Clan delivered a top performance against their rivals to clinch the two points.
The home side raced into a two-goal lead in the first period as Mathieu Roy opened the scoring with a sucker punch as Rodney Southam broke up the ice and picked out Roy who got the first of the night shorthanded.
Things got even better for the Clan when Nolan LaPorte added a second 94 seconds firing a ferocious shot that pinged in off the Iron leaving Fife goalie Shane Owen with no chance.
Flyers pulled one back towards the end of the period as the Clan were defending a five-on-three powerplay, with Carson Stadnyk’s deflected shot squirmed past Shane Starrett to make the score 2-1.
A lovely bit of stick play and pass from Guillaume Gauthier found Dyson Stevenson in acres of space at the back post to score into a gaping net to restore Clan’s two goal advantage.
Then Gauthier didn’t have to wait too long himself to get on the scoresheet as it was Stevenson’s turn to be the provider, with the Clan #24 grabbing the fourth.
Stevenson got his second with his second and Glasgow’s fifth, with Braylon Shmyr presenting the chance to his captain who made no mistake with the finish.
Roy’s second of the game rounded off the scoring in what was a breathtaking second period for Clan, who were totally dominant.
Gauthier got a slice of luck as a chance opened up for him, despatching his shot past a helpless Owen for the home side’s seventh, to delight of the fans, who turned out in numbers for this one.
While Flyers restored some a little pride through Michael McNicholas, who pulled one back with a shorthanded goal, the night belonged to the Clan, who end the regular season in Kirkcaldy against Fife on Sunday.
Photos by Al Goold
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