Ehrhardt looks ahead to family affair

(PHOTO: Al Goold)

Glasgow Clan defenceman Travis Ehrhardt says it’s different to see his brother playing for the opposition – but wants to beat him in their personal competition.

Ehrhardt’s brother, Dallas, will be in the Scottish city with Manchester Storm when they meet on Elite League business.

And he joked his younger sibling will get their parents’ support because of his younger status and revealed they’re looking into Christmas plans over a busy festive season.

“We’ve been talking the last few days about the game,” he said “We’ve actually got a running tally on the season between each other so this is part three.

“So far, we both have one win and a goal each so it’s tied up nicely heading into this one.

“But it is different to come up against him, which is something we’d never done before this season so seeing him on the other side is unusual.

“I think my parents will probably support him though.  He’s the baby of the family so he’ll get the backing based on that.

“In a way, it’s good we’re relatively close and we’ve been talking about meeting up at Christmas. Dallas hasn’t met his niece yet so it would be a great chance for him.

Storm head to Glasgow after their second meeting this week with Nottingham Panthers as they try to pull away from the bottom places in the standings.

He acknowledged that other than he and his brother, both teams are linked through former and current players.

And Ehrhardt would love to see the same type of performance Clan showed in their 5-2 win over Sheffield Steelers in midweek.

He added: “We played a solid 60 minute game against a team that’s been rolling recently so we’re feeling pretty good about that.  We just need to string more of those together.

“It seems to have been a pipeline for Manchester players coming to Glasgow and Clan players going there so it’s a close knit.

“I know a couple of our guys are still pretty close to players down there and we’re hoping the fans can really turn out for this one.”

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