Sullivan eyes revenge against Blaze

Braehead Clan defender Zach Sullivan wants revenge against Coventry Blaze after the outcome of their previous meeting.

Danny Stewart’s side nicked a 3-2 victory at the Skydome at the start of November, with Jordan Pietrus netting the winner for Blaze with 20 seconds to go.

The GB international also thinks it’s important he and his teammates don’t look back on Wednesday’s Elite Challenge Cup loss to Nottingham Panthers that ended their interest in the competition this season.

“It was definitely disappointing and we felt we had a chance to go there and achieve something, so it’s definitely a let down from that point of view,” Sullivan said.

“But we can’t dwell on the game during the week now and look at the challenges to come, starting with the two big games we have this week before we’re into a busy Christmas schedule.

“We’ve won the last three in the league going into this one, so we should be confident of victory with the fans behind us.

“I didn’t play the night we went to Coventry, as I was injured, but I know the guys were really disappointed in how we lost that game and we definitely want to get one over on them.”

Sullivan says he’s delighted to be back on home ice, with Clan at Braehead Arena after the whole of November on the road.

Now he wants to give the fans something to enjoy and keep a former teammate quiet in the process as well.

“It’s nice being back at home and not having to travel everywhere, plus being back in front of the fans, some of whom travelled with us – now we get to put on a show for them,” added Sullivan.

“It’ll be great to see Ben (Davies) back at Braehead and I’m looking forward to playing against him.

“He’s usually the first to start with the chirping, but we haven’t heard a thing from him so hopefully he can stay quiet during the game too because he likes a wind up.

“I certainly aim to go out and make sure he doesn’t have an enjoyable night when he comes back to Glasgow.”

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