BRAEHEAD CLAN are not ready to let Dundee Stars wreck their party plan as the Glasgow club look to clinch the Gardiner Conference.

Ryan Finnerty has his men on red alert for tomorrow night when their Tayside rivals will attempt to rob them of a third-straight Conference title win in three years.

A regulation-time victory will be enough for Clan to retain their status as Scotland’s top team, and they are understandably desperate to do it in front of a packed home crowd.

However, head coach Finnerty is not prepared to let complacency creep in as his team go through their finish preparations.

He said: “It’s set up very nicely. 

“A lot of people probably wrote this game off and assumed Dundee would have lost over the last couple of weeks but they have kept going. They are a quality opponent. 

“We are here because of them. If it wasn’t for their form we may have had the conference run already but instead we will have to go again. 

“I hate that everyone is talking about Saturday and us getting a trophy. Make no mistake about it, Dundee will want to wreck the party. 

“Having said that, it’s a great chance we have now to do something special in front of our fans. 

“We will do all we can to do that, no chances will be taken.”

Braehead go into the match as the Elite League’s in form team. 

The men in Purple are currently on a four-game winning streak which has cemented their place in the top half of the table.

A conference title will of course trump that given the second-seeding for the play-offs that it will bring, but that doesn’t take away from the satisfaction garnered over a prosperous February.

Finnerty said: “We have been playing pretty good hockey over the last 10 games. We are one of the hottest teams in the league at the moment.

“We have guys confident and our combinations are scoring goals. We also have two goalies in good form.

“Winning tomorrow would be a perfect ending to a long stretch at home. Dundee are playing good right now. 

“Coming off a big weekend they will be a tough opponent.”

Reflecting on what the title would mean, he added: “It means a lot. We want to be the best team in Scotland the one that stands above. Last two years we have done that.

“In this league, we have come out of nowhere to challenge. The run we are on is a little too late but it’s great. 

“I don’t think we need to look at the conference as a secondary option. 

“As more teams come in and it gets realigned this could mean it becomes a lot harder.

“You want to to celebrate and embrace it but, as I’ve said, we haven’t won anything yet.”