Clan skipper looking to build momentum

Braehead Clan captain Matt Keith wants to see the team build on last Sunday’s win at Edinburgh Capitals – by securing two victories against Fife Flyers this weekend.

Todd Dutiaume’s side roll into Glasgow looking to gain an edge over the Clan in Saturday’s league game, before they do battle again in Sunday’s win or bust Elite Challenge Cup tie.

“The Flyers games are big and are always a good test – they are always good atmospheres and any time you get the teams together, they are going to be good,” said Keith.

“It’s important for us to build up what we started last Sunday, although it was only one win. But I think the way we played and won, it was big and something we can go on from.

“So there’s no better time for us to get a run going than doing it against Fife. As far as the league goes, it’s important we start winning games.

“We play them again on Sunday and I think it’s two totally different things. We’ve played quite a few league games now compared to most other teams and haven’t had the success we would like.

“Saturday is important in that respect, while Sunday is also a huge one in itself because the Challenge Cup hasn’t gone our way either.

“Knowing one win will get us through, it’s probably the most important cup game I’ve ever been involved in during my time here.

“It’s two totally different ends to the spectrum, but two equally important games.

“Whenever you play a team back-to-back momentum is huge, but it’s a completely different for us going on the road. They have a good fanbase and really get behind their team.

“It’s a difficult place to play in, but it’s fun to play in and our fans make themselves heard. But it’s a different feel when we play at home.

“I don’t know how much momentum can play a part in two different venues, but both teams will be going hard both games. Fans can expect 120 minutes of competitive, hard-fought hockey.”

(Image permission: Al Goold Photo)

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