Match report

Shorthanded Stewart double stings Clan

Clan 4
Blaze 7

A Man of the Match performance from Liam Stewart, with two short-handed goals helped Blaze to a 4-7 victory against the Braehead Clan in Glasgow.

Blaze travelled without British forward Russ Cowley whilst Canadian defenceman Marc Cantin also missed out through illness.

T.J Syner who also had two goals on the night opened the scoring at 11.59. Swedish forward Robin Bergman then ended a lengthily scoring drought by netting for 0-2 timed 12.32.

Clan got on the board through Matt Beca at 21.56, the first of 3 powerplay goals scored by the home side from 7 opportunities.

Blaze restored their two goal advantage quickly (1-3) at 27.51, extending their powerplay scoring streak to 8 games. Defenceman Josh Godfrey, who has been pivotal to the success with his 7th in 21 Elite League games, 6 of those coming with the man advantage. 

Scott Pitt made it 2-3 at 32.21, the Scottish sides second 5-on-4. Liam Stewart then grabbed his first short-handed marker (36.09) for 2-4, before Clan's Kyle Wharton, again on the powerplay made it 3-4 at 36.52.

For a second time at 49.30, Liam Stewart beat Clan netminder Michal Zajkowski short-handed. T.J Syner then added his second at 50.37 (3-6).

Braehead's Corey Cowick registered for 4-6 at 57.22 before Barry Almeida wrapped up the 4-7 Coventry win, scoring into the empty net at 58.25. 

T.J Syner (2+2) and Barry Almeida (1+2) have now extended their point scoring streaks to eight games.

Head Coach Danny Stewart said, "I'm very pleased. To score seven goals on the road is pretty impressive. Coming into tonight we were 0-5 in Scotland so it was good to get that win under our belt. There were lots of positives tonight. We've had a couple of good games, and pucks start going in, you get a bit of puck luck and all of a sudden you get a bit of confidence. For Liam to get two on the penalty-kill was a huge factor in the game tonight."

HC Danny Stewart post-game

#74 Liam Stewat post-game

Thank you to Craig Anderson of the Elite League Media team for the interviews with Danny and Liam.

Highlights thanks to Braehead Clan