DID YOU KNOW? Only the Belfast Giants and the Guildford Flames have managed to defeat THIS WEDNESDAY’S opponents the Sheffield Steelers in the last 11. Can Clan become the third team to break their upturn in form?
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Glasgow Clan host the Sheffield Steelers in EIHL action THIS WEDNESDAY. The Steelers are a team in flux – lets look at who are the key players influencing this:
Who else? The GB and Steelers talisman has returned to the EIHL with vengeance after securing a move to the KHL (which fell through) then the Swedish second tier with Leksands IF.
The defenceman is currently sitting on a whopping 17 points after only 10 matches (4+13). He’s been an overall positive to his team sitting on a joint team high of +4.
One positive that can be taken from facing up against Ben this weekend is that he will be a familiar face to Pete Russell as he has played regularly for him in the GB squad, helping the team to qualification to the IIHF Elite Division competition coming up later in the year.
Steelers own Pitt leads the team in points production as we approach the Christmas period with 24 points (13 + 11) after 24 matches, their only point per game player apart from Ben O’Connor & Robert Dowd.
Josh Pitt joined from the Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL last season where he posted 57 points in 64 games (31 + 26) and boasts a solid 0.81 PPG in his two seasons in the coast.
Indeed, his form last season saw him earn a call up to the AHL’s Sycrause Crunch – a feeder team of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Unfortunately the stint was short lived after a pointless two matches in Sycrause.
The forward leads the Steelers in goals and has a real keen eye for goal, sitting joint 5th in the EIHL goals table.
The 34 year old Canadian defenceman has started brightly in his second season with the Steelers and currently sits second overall in the Steelers points table with 20 (8 + 12) in 24 matches.
Clearly able to score and assist, the defenceman is a real asset going forward to the Sheffield team.
Matheson himself joined from the French league with Rouen, and has played in the SHL, GET Ligaen, EBEL and perhaps where he will be most remembered in the AHL, where the undrafted defenceman managed 387 matches with a points total of 121 (23 + 98) over 7 seasons with both the Milwalkee Admirals then laterally the Chicago Wolves, feeder team of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Can Clan get their second home win in 7 days? tickets for THIS WEDNESDAY are available online HERE or by calling 0844 499 1700.