REPORT: Sheffield Steelers 1 Glasgow Clan 2
Report by Sam Scouller; photos by Dean Woolley
A second period Nate Kallen winner made the difference as Glasgow Clan, sponsored by Aspray Glasgow West, secured a four-point weekend with a slender victory at Sheffield Steelers.
It was a terrific result against the team who were riding high at the top of the Elite League table going into the game.
Clan continued their winning form from Friday’s game and showed straight away they were up for the challenge as they went toe to toe with Aaron Fox’s side.
The visitors opened the scoring after 12 minutes when Dominic Cormier set up Mikko Juusola, who took his chance from the centre just outside the crease.
It took the Clan a couple of minutes to get back on level terms when they hit the Steelers on the break after Daniel Ciampini had been denied on the away goal.
The play quickly moved down the other end where Jordan Cownie executed a back handed finish past Steelers netminder Matthew Greenfield and it was honours even.
The night was becoming a memorable one for Glasgow’s netminder Jake Kielly, who was stopping and dealing with everything that was coming near him in his crease.
Clan took the lead in the second period when Nate Kallen arrived late to fire an effort on goal, which was initially saved by Greenfield only for Kallen to finish off his own rebound.
Steelers tried and tried to break down the visiting defence and Kielly in particular was having none of it, increasing the frustrations of Aaron Fox’s side.
A late surge saw Kevin Tansey have two chances on goal with seconds remaining, where a scramble around the net ensued.