Braehead Clan forward Stefan Meyer says the team are fully aware of the threat of Belfast Giants – but insists he and his teammates are only focused on themselves.
Derrick Walser’s men head to Glasgow on Sunday, 24 hours after Clan have been tested at Dundee Stars on Boxing Day in Tayside.
He said: “Belfast, if you look at them as whole, are a team that have played some very good hockey and are well coached by Walser, who I played against in North America.
“The Giants have had a similar record to us this season and they’re pretty much the same, but it’s a long year.
“From our perspective though, we’re only concentrating on ourselves and looking to get better at what we do, plus build on what we did on Sunday.
“I think that’s the team we really are and we showed what we can do by beating the best team in the league on Sunday.”
Meyer reflected on a contrasting weekend where Clan disappointed at home to Sheffield Steelers in a 5-2 loss on Saturday before picking up that great result in Wales.
While he’s hoping for a big crowd, he’s urging his team-mates give them something to cheer about on Sunday in what’s expected to be a tough encounter.
He added: “Saturday was definitely a game we would like to forget. We know how good a team Sheffield are and, to their credit, I hear they played one of their best games of the season.
“Then the following night, we went to what I think is the toughest building in the league and we won. It was probably our best game.
“It was a team orientated game and we got it done on a night where we could take a lot of positives from it.
“Looking ahead, a big crowd always helps and we haven’t lost too many at home across the season, perhaps as a result of that. As a team, we have each other and those are the guys that will do the job.
“Our aim is to do well and give those fans the product they like to watch and give them something to cheer about on the night.”
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