GIANTS CLAIM POINTS AS CLAN LONG WEEKEND ENDS

It was a night to forget for Glasgow Clan as their run of six games in eight days ended with a 6-0 loss to Belfast Giants.


The intensity of the last week or so told as Adam Keefe’s side piled the pressure on from the off and didn’t really let up.


Home goalie Shane Starrett was kept busy as Giants tested the water as they peppered the Clan crease with some early effort.


So it was no surprise when the visitors took the lead after eight minutes when Scott Conway’s scuffed shot rebounded from the Glasgow netminder, where Lewis Hook was on hand to tuck in the finish.


Clan’s chances on Tyler Beskorowany were few in the opening session, but Starrett was called into action to deny a good effort from Jordan Boucher, who sped into the zone, but was denied.


However Boucher played a key role in Belfast’s second goal, setting up Griffin Reinhart, who unleashed one on goal, but Slater Doggett was on hand to finish the loose puck.


Doggett returned the compliment in the second period when his one-time effort landed kindly for Boucher, who found enough space to add a third.
Despite having penalty trouble, Clan’s penalty killing unit held up well in the face of some pressure, but one powerplay chance up the other end saw Colton Yellow Horn test Beskorowany, but to no avail.


Giants’ fourth came in the third period when Conway’s snipe saw David Goodwin in the right spot in front of the crease to divert it past Starrett.
The fifth came within a minute when Griffin Reinhard’s bullet shot from the blue line flew into the net, with Conway adding a sixth with nine minutes to go.


It was far from the conclusion desired, but Clan can look forward to a more settled week 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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