More Roster changes in Scotland

Quinn O'Brien in action for the Clan. Credit: Glasgow Clan

Glasgow Clan and Fife Flyers see more Elite League roster changes following last week’s D-line departures.

Glasgow Clan

The Clan have released Quinn O’Brien with immediate effect from their 2022 roster citing squad size reduction.

The Canadian centre had only iced 15 times for the club in the Elite League and scored just the one goal in that time.

He was signed at the start of this season from the University of Ottawa where he skated for four seasons.

This isn’t the only departure with Malcolm Cameron’s side losing D-man Reece Cochrane just the week before.

This was by the player’s request though.

A statement on the Clan website says of the recent departure: “Following the arrival of Braylon Shmyr last week, Clan head coach Malcolm Cameron has been looking to reduce his roster size.

“We would like to thank Quinn for all his efforts and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

This brought a mixed reaction from fans who think another new player should’ve been dropped from the roster.

Jamie Crooks joined the Scottish side this season and has skated 20 times notching up three points.

Glasgow have seen a turnaround of form in recent weeks so it makes sense for them to tighten up their team.

Time will only tell if this is the correct decision though.

Fife Flyers

Fife have signed the highly experienced Chris Lawrence from Brantford Blast for the remainder of the season.

The 34-year-old has previously played for other EIHL sides, such as: Nottingham Panthers, Coventry Blaze, Sheffield Steeldogs and Dundee Stars.

He impressed fans for each side notching up 133 points in 158 games combined between the four clubs.

The Forward has since made two appearances for the Flyers not yet notching up any points for the side.

However Lawrence did find himself ejected in both of those games.

Once for cross-checking against Guildford Flames and once for boarding versus the Nottingham Panthers.

He promised fans: “I’ll make it through the next game!” in an interview with Fife Today.

Flyers fans did joke about the Canadians history with other Elite League sides, but seemed happy to have collected the veteran.

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