A pulsating match and atmosphere saw the Storm maul the visiting Glasgow Clan 6-1 to complete an impressive four point weekend.

The Storm Shelter faithful were treated to an entertaining opening period with both teams going at full tilt from the initial puck drop. A highlight reel save by Bacashihua, in the fifth minute, kept the scoreline even at zero for a brief while longer. An exchange in minor penalties by Storm and Clan, around the midway point in the period, favoured the hosts, as a well-worked powerplay goal by VanWormer gave Manchester the slender lead heading into the first intermission. The helpers on this occasion going to linemates Melton and Brady.

An exceptional middle period by the Storm saw them score four further unanswered goals, as they dominated proceedings. A net battle won by Simmonds, in the 23rd minute, doubled the hosts lead. Then a heavy shot by the returning Wilson forced a huge rebound for VanWormer to slam home, in the 26th minute, on the follow-up. A defensive mix-up for the Clan afforded sniper Brady time to skate into the slot and fire beyond Starrett, as things went from bad to worse for the visitors. A wonderfully worked team goal by the Storm was rounded off by Hazeldine, in the 36th minute, with assists going to Melton and Brady. This fifth goal forced Glasgow into a goaltending change, as young Jordan McLaughlin was sent between the pipes, in an effort to steady the ship.

A relatively sedate final stanza saw Clan avoid being shutout thanks to Nolan LaPorte’s deft touch in the 45th minute. Another well-created team goal was converted by Frankie Melton, as the hosts powerplay rekindled its early season form.