Flames win 8-2 over Glasgow Clan

Levi Cable and Ian Watters each had a pair of goals, and 4 others had singles as the Flames scored early and never looked back on the way to an 8-2 home ice win over Glasgow Clan.  

Spectrum’s men took a lead less than 7 minutes in with a Watters strike then at 11:24, just seconds into a powerplay, Cable made it a 2-goal edge they enjoyed the start the middle frame.  

Flames had to kill off a couple of early period penalties before getting back on the attack where Ian McNulty made it a 3-goal lead in the 29th minute and 46 seconds from period close Chris Gerrie made it a 4-goal gap.  

On the 2nd Flames powerplay of the 3rd period, Brett Ferguson connected to make it 5-0 at 43:45.  Clan made a netminding swap and replaced Shane Starrett with Jordan McLaughlin but not long after that Cable had them up by 6.  Clan hit back with a Mathieu Roy strike at 48:29, but less than a minute later Flames were up by 6 again when Jordan Cownie found the net.  Watters had his 2nd at 54:47 and Clan had their closing strike, Roy’s 2nd, 27 seconds from time.  

“We have been there ourselves, so we know what a tough task it is for a team that has some adversity during a long trip like Clan had with weather and road blockages giving them far less than ideal conditions in which to get started on a night that ends up being a late puck drop,” explained Paul Dixon.

“Having said that, I was pleased we were able to get after them right away, and unlike some previous games we were rewarded for a good early effort with a couple of goals and that makes a huge difference to the rest of the evening playing ahead instead of from behind.”

“You rarely get 8 so hopefully we can use this as a big confidence booster going forward to try and find a bit more offence in the weeks ahead.” 

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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