Teams in focus – Glasgow Clan

The Glasgow Clan are a Scottish ice hockey team that plays out of the Braehead Arena in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Previously called the Braehead Clan, they changed their name in July 2018. The reason for this change is claimed to be in order to reflect the proximity to the nearby city of Glasgow, giving the ice hockey team more appeal to the residents of Glasgow. 

Founded in 2010, the Glasgow Clan are one of the newer members of the EIHL league, joining during an expansion period of the EIHL league. This expansion also included another Scottish team, Dundee Stars.

 

Despite failing to win any silverware in the EIHL itself, the Clan have a reputation for being extremely competitive within the league, claiming the scalps of many of the “in form” teams. The Glasgow Clan enjoyed a period of great success within the Gardiner Conference. Winning 5 out of 7 Gardiner Cup outings. 

Since the over-dramatics of 2019, the Glasgow Clan have had a cloud of uncertainty over its head.  Despite the risk of losing their arena due to the collapse of the arena owner, the Clan managed to sign a 20-year lease, keeping top-level ice hockey in Renfrewshire for the foreseeable future. The news provided more stability to all connected to the team and provided a boost for fans and staff alike. Temporarily, results improved and attendance increased slightly.  

The 2022 – 2023 season has been controversial for many reasons both on and off the ice. With a Head Coach leaving the team, the Daily Record reported that the Clan has been put up for sale by the owner. 

For tickets or more information about the Glasgow Clan, please head over to their website at the link here. If you are interested, you can also find out about teams in your local area on the EIHL website

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