Hämäläinen looks for shock win against Sheffield

Braehead Clan captain Ville Hämäläinen believes the Clan can pull off a shock win this Saturday and build momentum for their playoff push.

The current EIHL Playoff Champions the Sheffield Steelers are the visitors to Braehead Arena on Saturday (7:00pm face-off), with the Clan looking for an important win on home ice.
The Clan are currently sitting in 8th and a playoff spot, with the Coventry Blaze joint on 43 points in 9th. While the Dundee Stars are currently only 3 points behind in 10th.
“Sheffield are one of the top teams in this league and with our current form a win would be a big surprise” said the Finnish forward.
“However we’ve said this a lot of times this season, we can compete against any team on any night in this league – we just have to our strengths and cut out the mistakes.
“With only eight games now left in the regular season, every game is a big one and we need to ensure we do what we can to come away with the wins.
“The Purple Army will have a big part to play, when the arena is loud it really gives the guys another gear and that’s important right now.”

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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