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REPORT – Storm secure 2 points with 5-2 win over the Clan

TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm welcome the Milton Keynes Lightning on the 20th January 2018, here at Planet Ice Altrincham in Elite League action! Tickets can be ordered online, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.

Your Go Goodwins Manchester Storm got their double-header weekend in Scotland off to the perfect start with a 5-2 win at the Braehead Clan this evening.

A goalless first period, which saw the best chance come from Ryan Trenz’s shot that hit Clan goalie Ryan Nie’s right side post, saw a munch improved disciplined side take to the ice.

However, the Storm took the lead early in the second, when Chris Auger got the final touch on the puck, a scramble broke out in front of the Braehead crease. The lead wasn’t held for long though, as the home side were level shortly after, when Landon Oslanski’s bullet effort screamed past Storm netminder Mike Clemente.

Storm’s Matt Beca restored the lead, when Scott Pitt fed him with a diagonal pass, which saw both former Clan players combine to put Manchester in front of the hosts once again. However, with 61 seconds left in the period, Cameron Burt scored with a shot on the turn to level the scores once again, as the second period drew to a close.

The third period saw the Storm put on one of their best displays this year, with Dallas Ehrhardt edging the Storm in front, early in the final session with a shorthanded goal, as the pendulum began to swing in Manchester’s favour. A two-goal lead cam shortly after, when Dane Byers turned in a Luke Moffatt chance from close range to effectively seal the points. Moffatt added the fifth to secure the points, to the delight of the 100’s of Storm fans that made the journey north of the border.

Attention now turns to tomorrow’s game against the Edinburgh Capitals at Murrayfield Ice Rink, Faceoff at 6pm!

Photos by Al Goold

TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm welcome the Milton Keynes Lightning on the 20th January 2018, here at Planet Ice Altrincham in Elite League action! Tickets can be ordered online, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.