The second part of a home doubleheader for the Storm, welcomed Glasgow Clan. An impressive team effort saw Manchester best their opponents, 7-3.

In a similar fashion to Saturday’s game, the opening phases of the first period saw little in the nature of scoring. In the 12th minute, on the powerplay, a deflection of a Clan skate favoured the hosts with Johnson credited with the marker.

This advantage would unfortunately not last, as a powerplay goal, this time for the Clan squared the game at one apiece. A well-worked team goal was rounded off by a timely tip-in from Haden at 18:43. The middle period was arguably the best twenty minutes of play from a Storm perspective so far this season.

A tap-in from Hinam, in the 23rd minute, kickstarted the flurry of goals. On a night with both special teams units firing, the Storm added their third of the night through captain Critchlow who was alert to tuck home a rebound that lay loose out of the reaches of Karjalanien. The goal scorer turned helper when he skated in without any pressure from the Clan defence to find Hinam to ease in the puck, in the 28th minute.

A fifth Storm goal by Ehrhardt was enough for Morgan to call a timeout, in the 30th minute, in an attempt to stem the flow of goals. The goal scoring did not abate when Haden and Lynch scored for the Clan within 24 seconds of each in the 45th minute.

This quick halving of the advantage caused Ginn to rally his troops and they responded decisively, as Phillips walked onto an excellent fed from Martan to make things 6-3, in favour of the Storm. Phillips would add to his total with less than one second remaining in the game, as his buzzer beater reflected an excellent effort from Manchester.