Didn’t really think I’d be saying that six weeks ago despite some positive thinking!!
Friday night Braehead Clan came back from 3-1 down to clinch the win for the second week in a row against the Dundee Stars and leave the Stars with the daunting task of beating Edinburgh Capitals both home and away, a task that ultimately proved beyond them.
Clan went into Saturday nights match against Fife Flyers knowing losing would not mean the end of the campaign and fortunately that was the case as a lacklustre performance saw them lose 4-1. Biggest cheer of the night came at 11.11 in the third period when Flyers scored their fourth and Clan fans went into raptures as the news came through that Stars had lost, confirming Clan as Gardiner Conference Champions.
Surreal to say there least!
So what does this mean for Clan?
A two leg quarter final again Cardiff Devils. To be honest, I’d rather play Devils than Capitals, who are in the ascendency or Flyers who are always hard to beat as Saturday showed.
A lot of moaning and groaning about playing the fire leg at home but it means Clan will be freshest over the two legs so in our favour and also ensure the large home crowd possible.
I’m going for clan to just edge it over the weekend and makeup the playoffs weekend in Nottingham for the first time!