Braehead Clan captain Matt Keith says the club and its fans should be proud at winning the Gardiner Conference for the third time in a row.
Saturday’s 4-1 win over Dundee Stars confirmed a third Conference crown in a row and fourth in five years as well as cementing a play-off place at the end of next month.
Keith warned the rest of the regular season is not to be written off and wants to go into the play-offs in good form.
“It’s important for us as a group to win this Conference – throughout the year, it’s been trying and there have been struggles, but in recent weeks we’ve played solid and come together,” said Keith.
“So for this to happen and win in convincing fashion and do it in front of our home fans, the guys are really happy.
“This has come at the right time for us and we and the fans should be proud that we’ve won it. But winning the Conference doesn’t mean the rest of the season is pointless.
“We want to win and win in the right way as we head into March and the tough games ahead and as long as I’ve been here, it’s important to do things the right way.
“It’s good to pick up that trophy and throughout the season – goals can maybe change as the weeks go on, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the winning of this Conference.
“It helps in the seeding when it comes to the play-offs certainly, but we have to take overall pride in winning it for a third time in a row.”
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