Clan reveal new head coach

Braehead Clan have announced the appointment of former NHLer John Tripp as the club’s new head coach.

The 40-year-old iced for New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, before spending the bulk of his career in the DEL. The Canadian spent last season coaching Eispiraten Crimmitschau in DEL2.

Clan Hockey and Operations Director Gareth Chalmers said: “We’re delighted to welcome John and his family to the Braehead Clan.

“From the outset we wanted someone young, ambitious, well connected, with the leadership to take us to the next level. In John we believe we have that.

“He has been recommended to us by Uwe Krupp (head coach of Eisbären Berlin), Paul Gardner (head coach of Löwen Frankfurt) and a number of other well respected people throughout the hockey world.

“I believe John will challenge the rest of the club to be better with the aim of challenging for silverware.

“I am looking forward to working with John and I am sure the Purple Army will join me in giving John and his family a big welcome to Glasgow.”

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