The Glasgow Clan were the visitors on Saturday night at the Storm Shelter, in the first of two home games this weekend. It took until the thirteenth minute for the first goal of the game when Lynch found Combs all alone with a nice cross ice pass that left the former half the net to shoot at as Weninger tried to scramble across to his far post.

The Clan double their lead just three minutes later, after finding themselves on a fortuitous powerplay. Lachowicz finishing from close range through a sea of bodies that left Weninger struggling for position. The Storm responded well and piled on the pressure in an attempt to claw a goal back before the end of the period. This offensive pressure paid dividends when Hinam pulled off a nice toe drag and dispatched the puck low to beat Karjalainen in the Clan net.

This goal coming late on, just a few seconds before the first intermission. The positive play continued into the second period as Storm looked to equalise. A splitting pass from Lee found Johnson out on the right wing who then set up Morrow for the Storm’s second of the night. A special goal for Connor Lee who recorded his first ever point for the Storm.

The visitors took the lead again at the mid point of the period when Haden ripped a shot from the hash marks which beat the Storm goalie high up. A somewhat scrappy period ended with the Clan still up by one. A well worked powerplay by the Storm saw them finally secure the equaliser five minutes into the third. A nice passage of play that culminated in Tremblay putting the puck away, assisted by Farley and Murphy. A tense ten minutes followed with chances at both ends of the ice.

Neither team could find a go ahead goal however and the game went to a sudden death, five minute, over time period. Multiple scoring chances were missed until Lachowicz took his chance with just twenty seconds remaining for the Clan, who took the extra point.

A regulation win against Guildford Flames at Planet Ice, Altrincham tomorrow will see Manchester Storm leap-frog Guildford into FOURTH in the Elite League standings. A huge game at home for Matt Ginn and his men. Doors open 4.30PM for a 5.30PM start.