REPORT: Sheffield Steelers 2 Glasgow Clan 4
By Sam Scouller; photos by Dean Woolley
Steven McParland struck twice as Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan grabbed two huge points with a 4-2 road victory at title chasing Sheffield Steelers.
Clan’s #19 had an early chance as he dangled the puck across the crease, but it just slipped away from his backhand before he could shoot.
Sheffield came close to getting the first goal in the game with Brandon McNally as his wrist shot came off the pipe.
But the Clan would be the ones to take the first goal in the game though as McParland scored on the breakaway with a perfect top-shelf finish.
POST GAME: Clan associate coach Dyson Stevenson
Scott Allen responded within 30 seconds for the Steelers with a powerful wrist shot which hit the roof of the net to beat John Muse in the away goal.
Liam Stenton had to receive medical attention at the bench after taking a harsh hit on his blind side in the neutral zone, but he was okay to continue.
Clan restored the lead just 46 seconds into the second period as he placed it neatly into the right side of the net in a one-on-one.
Steelers goalie Matthew Greenfield stole the show in the second period in an unbelievable passage of play which saw him make a triple save before catching a slapshot from John Dunbar.
The Clan held onto their one goal lead for the majority of the third period with Jordan Cownie clearing the puck off the line at one point.
There was a short delay late in the third period after Muse took a high shot to the neck and had to receive some medical attention, he too was okay to continue though.
Glasgow doubled their advantage with a second McParland goal as he fired the puck in from the right side on the powerplay.
Kevin Massy then made it a three-goal lead to all but secure the points for the Clan shortly after as he launched the puck from his own zone into the empty net.
But Matt Petgrave had the final goal in the game for Sheffield but it was only a consolation as Clan claimed a big win.