Hartmann confident of success against Storm

Braehead Clan Assistant Coach Richard Hartmann believes Saturday’s game at Manchester Storm is an ideal opportunity to register the team’s first win of the season.

The Clan head to Altrincham a week after Omar Pacha’s side won 2-1 in Glasgow, but Hartmann is confident Clan can gain their revenge.

“This game will suit us a little bit more because there are more American style players in a smaller rink,” he said.

“Manchester have upgraded their players and have a more experienced and better squad – they had a couple of good players from last year so they’ve definitely improved.

“But we have the team that can go out there and win. The dressing room is a good one and the guys are bothered by the results, but they need to show that on the ice.”

Clan’s 3-2 home loss against Edinburgh Capitals on Wednesday was their sixth defeat in a row, but Hartmann and the players believe their luck will change soon.

“We didn’t play well on Wednesday – we played the first 20 minutes and Edinburgh have some really skilful players in their team as well,” added Hartmann.

“We didn’t do the little things either than can help in getting the wins so that’s why we weren’t successful on the night.

“But every game is important, not just because of the situation we find ourselves in. We haven’t had the quality chances and the systems haven’t worked yet.

“Every game is tough right now because we’re down and luck is going against you. But we’ll fight through it, get the luck back on our side and get us back on track.”

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