Braehead Clan: New coach John Tripp plans a summer squad overhaul

John Tripp
John Tripp spent 12 years in Germany and represented them at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

New Braehead Clan head coach John Tripp is hoping to oversee a major squad revamp ahead of next season.

Tripp was born in Canada but represented Germany, where he coached Eispiraten Crimmitschau before agreeing a deal with the Glasgow outfit.

And he has ambitious plans to make improvements to his pool of players.

"I've had a lot of conversations with friends and people I know - I've got a big list, but there are still plenty of players out there," Tripp said.

"I've got an idea of who I want but whether I can get them or not will be the story at the end. You can't always get what you want, but if we can, then it's a bonus."

Tripp, 40, spent 12 years in Germany and is excited by what awaits him in Glasgow.

"Braehead wanted someone young with good hockey knowledge and I was looking for another challenge," he said.

"I had some opportunities in Germany as well, but when this one came up, it was one I wanted to jump on and take advantage of."

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