THE NUMBERS GAME: Clan vs Belfast Giants – Friday
Another big night at Braehead Arena is in prospect when Glasgow Clan, sponsored by Aspray Glasgow West, host Belfast Giants in a Challenge Cup tie THIS FRIDAY (face off 7:30pm).
There are always some interesting little nuggets that help paint a picture of a fixture and this one is no different as we crunch the numbers to find out where both teams are at ahead of this latest contest.
Save percentage for Clan’s Jake Kielly after the opening weekend of the Challenge Cup, who played in last Saturday’s 4-0 shutout win over Fife Flyers
Clan’s top scorer after two games – #47 Zach Vinnell with three assists from the opening two games
Number of goals scored by the Clan last weekend with five different scorers claiming the plaudits – Nate Kallen, Dyson Stevenson, Gary Haden, Darien Craighead and Luke Lynch.
Number of the Clan player who last scored a game winner against Belfast Giants in the Challenge Cup – Rasmus Bjerrum, Clan’s #16 did so with a winning penalty shot against the Giants at Braehead Arena in October 2019
Number of face offs won by Clan’s Ryan Harrison in last weekend’s two games against Fife Flyers – the highest of any player in the tournament so far
Number of Challenge Cup titles held by Belfast coach Adam Keefe and his team since he took charge of the team in 2017. He’s led his team to glory in 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023.
Time on the ice by Clan’s #89 Bryce Reddick in Sunday’s Challenge Cup game with Fife Flyers – the most of any Clan player during the game
Clan’s #84 Luke Lynch has scored the only shorthanded goal of the Challenge Cup so far, netting the only goal for the team in Sunday’s game at Fife Flyers