Glasgow’s Braehead Clan snapped a seven-game losing streak as they beat Belfast Giants in a tight 3-2 encounter.
The home side badly needed the win after the recent run of results and with the club record of nine losses looming, the points were as important as ever.
Both teams began in a high tempo and the feeling it was it could have gone either way, but for the home fans, it was one to enjoy.
Belfast failed to clear their lines as Clan put on the pressure, with Adam Brace feeding Tyler Shattock, who went down on one knee and sent his shot over Jackson Whistle’s shoulder.
Momentum was certainly in Braehead’s favour and they capped off a good first period as Tyler Scofield surged forward on the inside right and finished a wonderful solo effort.
Clan’s good work continued into the second period when Scofield again went close with another low effort.
Then Adam Brace found himself in space to try a shot, but luckily for the Giants, the puck hit the post and away from danger.
However the visitors got themselves on the board as John Kurtz’s low chance after Giants had taken the face off.
They equalised in the third as Jonathan Ferland sent a wrist shot into the top corner of the net and what was already a tight game got even tighter.
Cameron Burt was the man that got the winner when he was set up by Brendan Brooks, sending his shot into the net and give Clan that long-awaited winning feeling again.