Clan Coach Secures New Deal

Glasgow Clan coach Malcolm Cameron has arrived in Scotland along with many of the players (PHOTO: Glasgow Clan)

Glasgow Clan Head Coach Malcolm Cameron has signed a new deal keeping him in Scotland another year.

The Canadian joined as the Clan’s Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations from Gyergyoi HK at the start of this season.

Gareth Chalmers: “I am delighted Malcolm is returning.”

He’s produced some good results for Glasgow so far which has lead to the club being keen to begin preparations for next year.

Managing Director Gareth Chalmers is pleased to have secured the services of Cameron for another year speaking on the club’s website.

“Last summer we carried out an extensive search for a new Head Coach and Head of Hockey Operations who could match our ambitions and vision for the club, so I am delighted Malcolm is returning.”

With a mixed bag of results it has been a challenging season for the Clan who were heavily hit by Covid-19 restrictions.

Scotland had quite harsh rules compared to England, Ireland and Wales which saw the side lose out on a lot of matchday revenue.

However, things seem to be looking up for the Clan now with this latest announcement.

Chalmers spoke on this, saying: “After securing the future of our home at Braehead Arena, it’s now imperative for the club that we have continuity in place to allow us to further progress over the coming seasons.

“This season has been a very testing past six months, however the whole organisation has taken it in their stride and we can now start focusing on putting our plans into place for the next decade of the Clan.”

Malcolm Cameron: “I’ve loved the strong support.”

Cameron himself has said he’s happy to be maintaining his post, crediting the fans for their warm welcome on the club’s website.

“It’s going to sound like a cliche – and I mean this honestly – but I’ve loved the strong support the fans have given me.

“At home is one thing, but on the road where they make themselves so loud and passionate and that’s been a really cool experience,” he said.

“Continuity is important as a coach and it’s definitely nice to come back to a place where I get great support, from the organisation and staff.”

Not only this but he said he began plans for next season earlier than most would think.

“Since the start of the year, I’ve probably spoken to over 100 players, but I’ll get through this month then start to work on the list we have.”

He continued: “My primary focus is finishing this campaign of course, but I have my list of top candidates that I’ll work on in due course.”

The Clan have five remaining fixtures this season including a visit from the Sheffield Steelers.

They round their season off with a double-header against Fife Flyers which is sure to be fiercely contested.

With their play-off spot not yet secured the next few games could determine how successful Cameron’s debut season can be.

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