REPORT: Manchester Storm 2 Glasgow Clan 4
By Sam Scouller; photos by Mark Ferriss
The Glasgow Clan, sponsored by Aspray Glasgow West, bagged their first away win of the season with a 4-2 victory over Manchester Storm to complete a four-point weekend.
The feelgood factor was around Stephen Dixon’s team as they arrived in Altrincham, keen to build on Saturday’s 4-1 home win over Coventry Blaze and they did so, completing a four-point weekend for the first time since April.
Both teams got off to an active start, but it was the Clan took the first lead as Gabriel Chabot sliced the puck home from in front of the net after a perfectly laid pass from Gary Haden three minutes in.
The Clan dominated the rest of the first period as they shutout all shots from the Storm while also pressuring the Manchester net continuously.
Haden doubled the Clan’s lead in the second period as he lingered in the crease before sending the puck into the net after McParland sauced him the puck.
The Storm responded not long after though through Ryan Barrow who poked the puck past Clan goalie John Muse while on a breakaway early in the period.
John Dunbar had a chance to double the visitors’ lead as he was awarded a penalty shot after being tripped in the slot, but he failed to convert the chance as Brodeur stood tall and kept out his shot.
Jake Bolton picked up his second goal of the weekend in similar fashion to his first as he slapped the puck from the blue line all the way into the top shelf past an unsighted Brodeur.
Craig Peacock also had a chance to put his name on the scoreboard as he made an impressive drive from the left side towards the net but he couldn’t poke it past the pad of Manchester’s #35.
Muse continued to shine in net as he kept the Storm at bay as they pressed in the Clan zone through quick reflex saves.
The storm pegged one back on the Clan’s lead through a powerplay goal while also having pulled their goalie as DeLuca slapped the sniped the puck low past Muse.
Haden wrapped up the game shortly after through an empty net goal to secure the visitor’s second win of the weekend.