Date:  Source: Elite Ice Hockey League

Forward Matt Beca is set to return to Braehead, just 12-months after leaving the Clan for Elite League rivals Manchester. 

The 32-year-old originally moved to the UK to join Braehead during the summer of 2016, going on to lead the Elite League in scoring with 75 points during his first season in the UK’s top flight.

The Mississauga, Ontario native was quickly snapped up by the Storm last summer, again posting a total of 75 points - good for 3rd in league scoring behind teammate Mike Hammond and Guildford’s John Dunbar - as the North West side finished 2nd in the Elite League.

“I am absolutely delighted to announce the return of Matt Beca for the season ahead” confirmed Clan Head Coach Pete Russell.

“It has been an ongoing recruitment process from the minute the PredictorBet Playoffs were completed, and from the first communication I knew it wouldn’t happen overnight.

“However, it’s been worth the wait and again I am delighted Matt has chosen us over the other great offers he had on the table.

“Matt is a high scoring forward every season and that doesn’t just happen by luck. You don’t get the points return that he does, without working hard and competing hard in tough situations you face.

“For us to be an organisation that competes every night in the EIHL, we need as many different elements and players who can make a difference offensively.

“Matt Beca is a game changer, he makes things happen and he makes others better around him.

“Again, we are delighted to add Matt is our already exciting looking roster and I am sure the Purple Army will be delighted also”.

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