REPORT: Manchester Storm 2 Glasgow Clan 4
Photos by Mark Ferriss
A double from Luke Lynch helped Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan seal a four-point weekend with a 4-2 win on the road at Manchester Storm.
Following on from Friday’s home win over Belfast Giants, Jason Morgan’s side completed a sweep of victories to make their return home all the better.
Storm got the perfect start to the game when Mitchell Martan finished from close range in the first couple of minutes.
They made the most of their early chances while Clan slowly got themselves back into the game, leading to chances on goal too.
Home goalie Evan Weninger grabbed a dangerous looking Mike Pelech shot before Luke Lynch hit the post with a chance late on in the opening period.
Glasgow netminder Antti Karjalainen was forced to deal with efforts from Will Merchant then Tyler Hinam before Jason Morgan’s men finally found their scoring touch.
Darien Craighead rushed up the other end and set up Robert Lachowicz, who delivered the equaliser, but the Clan players had to wait while the goal was looking at by the officials.
They awarded the leveller and no sooner had the visiting Purple Army stopped celebration, they were on their feet in celebration again.
Jordan Cownie put Clan in front when he managed to squeeze in at the near post with the assist coming from Petryk.
Storm soon hit back themselves to make it two apiece with a well-struck finish by Santeri Haarala to level things up.
A few minutes later, it was Glasgow ahead once more as Luke Lynch took care of a rebound in front of the home net after Weninger couldn’t hold a shot from Lachowicz.
Then Clan’s #84 added his second of the night shorthanded with a sublime shot over the shoulder of Weninger to open a two-goal gap by the end of the second.
Storm put their guests under some pressure early in the third session to try and close the gap, with Karjalainen equal to chances by CJ Garcia and Martan.
Clan had to keep things tight at the back in the face of a lengthy penalty kill as Dyson Stevenson sat for roughing and Cody Sol, who received a double minor for high sticks.
But Manchester couldn’t find a way through as Glasgow saw out the game and claim a big win on the road.