Match Preview: Storm vs Braehead Clan

TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm are back in home action this SATURDAY & SUNDAY (19th & 20th November), as we take on the Braehead Clan & the Fife Flyers respectively, here at the Storm Shelter. Face off is at 7:00pm on the Saturday & 5:30pm on the Sunday, and tickets can be ordered online or by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.

Your Go Goodwins sponsored Manchester Storm are back at the Storm Shelter on both Saturday & Sunday this weeking, firstly taking on the Braehead Clan at 7pm on  Saturday in Gardiner Conference action.

The teams are well acquainted this season, facing off against each other 3 times already. The last meeting between the two teams was last weekend at the Storm Shelter, where the Clan skated away with a 5-2 victory over an injury-depleted Storm team. Kyle Wharton, Matt Haywood, Alex Leavitt, and Scott Pitt getting the goals for the Clan, with Omar Pacha and Taylor Dickin getting the Storm goals.

 The first meeting between the teams resulted in a 2-1 victory for the Storm in Glasgow, Darian Dziurzynski scoring a double and Clemente making 30 saves, whilst the second matchup ended in a 5-3 victory for the Clan, goals from Eric Neilson, Cody Cartier, and Mario Trabucco were not enough to secure victory for the Storm, as Alex Leavitt secured the victory with an empty net goal.

After last Saturday’s game between the teams, both clubs suffered losses on the Sunday. Braehead went down in Coventry 3-2, Clan goals from Scott Pitt and Matt Beca were not to secure victory. The Storm travelled to Cardiff for what was in essence a dead rubber Challenge Cup game, having already secured qualification. After losing Eric Neilson to an horrific eye injury on Saturday night, the Storm put in a spirited performance before eventually relenting to a 5-3 loss. Mark Heatley scored a double, and Jack Prince took his tally to 4 goals for the season, whilst backup netminder Phil Spanswick started his first game for the Storm.

This weekend will see Adam Harding and Darian Dziurzynski return to the lineup, providing a much needed boost for the Storm. Both players have been big losses whilst on the injury list, and should provide some extra offense this weekend in what are two huge conference match-ups.

ONE TO WATCH: Alex Leavitt scored a double at the Storm Shelter last weekend, and was the top points scored for the Clan last season. A reliable goalscorer, the Storm defencemen will have to keep their eyes on him throughout the game


  • Doors open from 6:00pm
  • Face-off at 7:00pm
  • “Shirt Off The Back” is #26 Darian Dziurzynski
  • 50/50 & “Chuck A Puck” will also be running! Buy your tickets from sellers around the rink!
  • Tickets for the game can be bought from HERE
  • Webcast for the game can be found & ordered HERE
  • Storm will be in their BLACK home jerseys
  • Jacks Bar will be open post game until 11pm
  • There is FREE ice skating + skate hire until 11pm
  • Buy a ticket for Saturday’s game and get Sundays game for just £10, detail HERE!