NEXT HOME GAME: Make this Wednesday a Purple one with the Braehead Clan. The Manchester Storm are visitors to Braehead Arena (7:30pm face-off) in another game that can see us extend our lead even further at the top of the Gardiner Conference. Tickets are available NOW via TICKETMASTER, by calling 0844 499 1700 or direct at the box office.

Glasgow’s Braehead Clan are delighted to announce the signing of Canadian forward Stefan Della Rovere from Fassa Falcons in Italy.

The 26-year-old, from Richmond Hill in Ontario, joins the Clan for the remainder of the season having played this season in the new Alps Hockey League.

Della Rovere was drafted by the NHL’s Washington Capitals in 2008 and went on to play in the AHL with the Peoria Rivermen between 2010 and 2013.

Clan head coach Ryan Finnerty commented: “We feel Stefan can add a physical element and allow us to shuffle our group within to fit our needs when we’re healthy.

“I like the fact that we have injury cover for Jay [Rosehill] and when he’s back we have competition for roles on the roster.

“We have played short for a number of weeks now, so just to having a full line-up will be nice to work with.”

Stefan will fly into the UK early this week with the aim of having him in the line-up for Wednesday’s home game against the Manchester Storm (7:30pm face-off).

See Stefan make his debut THIS WEDNESDAY, get your tickets NOW via TICKETMASTER, by calling 0844 499 1700 or direct at the Braehead Arena box office.