Clan travel to Dundee on Saturday before returning to home ice for the reverse fixture the following day and McKenzie is keen to progress to the final four weekend at Nottingham.
“It’s a great game for me because I played in Dundee for two years and, ideally, I would love to see both of us make to the finals in Nottingham,” McKenzie said.
“Obviously, that can’t happen. I had great memories there in general, but in my first year we fell short as Fife had beaten us in the quarter-final.
“Sadly in my career I’ve always fell short, but speaking to guys that have played in it tell me it’s fantastic and I used to go when it was in Manchester before it moved to Nottingham.
“For any British player growing up and coming through, we watched on television and that’s what you want to achieve.
“Last year was really tough – losing the quarter-final to Fife and we lost two late goals in the away leg which swung the tie.
“But the guys that were here last year know how hard that was to take and we have to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
“It’s a great occasion, but we can’t look too far ahead. We’ve got two big games to play to get us there first and that’s the main focus.”
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