Cameron is Player of the Week after out­shin­ing Dundee ri­vals

Paisley Daily Express - - A Newlandscape - Craig Ritchie

Brae­head Clan de­fence­man Cameron Burt has been named the Elite League Player of the Week fol­low­ing a star­ring role in back-to-back wins over Dundee.

The 31-year-old, a sum­mer sign­ing by head coach John Tripp, was in su­perb form as two wins over Dundee Stars helped to ce­ment the club’s spot among the league’s top eight.

And Tripp has made it ev­i­dent in re­cent weeks that he will ac­cept no less than reach­ing the play-offs.

Mean­while, Burt reck­ons his side are fi­nally hit­ting form at the right time fol­low­ing an in­con­sis­tent start to the cam­paign, which had seen the side strug­gle to put to­gether a se­ries of wins.

Burt said: “It’s more for a team award for us after a big week­end and I was just happy to play and do my part to help us get the win.

“The win on Satur­day was awe­some and there was a lot build­ing up to it.

“On Sun­day, both teams bat­tled to the end, so it was good to get the two wins.

“There would have been a lot of pres­sure go­ing into those games, but it was im­por­tant to take it game by game and not let it build too much.

“As a team, we’re def­i­nitely click­ing and you can see more con­fi­dence from the guys.

“Some play with a bit more swag­ger, so it’s com­ing at a good time for us.”

Burt ar­rived at Brae­head after fol­low­ing Tripp in mak­ing the move to Scot­land from Ger­many. He joined from DEL2 side Star­buls Rosen­heim and has been an ev­er­p­re­sent for the Clan through­out this cam­paign.

His Player of the Week gong fol­lows pick­ing up two as­sists in the two vic­to­ries at the week­end as Brae­head moved five points ahead of Stars in the race for the play-offs.

And coach Tripp in­sists that it is a wor­thy recog­ni­tion for his player fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful week­end on the ice for the Clan.

He added: “I’m de­lighted for Cameron.

“He’s played a big part of our team in re­cent weeks as we’ve picked up some big wins along the way.

“His skat­ing, de­fen­sive work and over­all play were huge for us in the two games against Dundee Stars and he brings a calm­ness to the team in the de­fen­sive lines.

“I was pleased to see us get all four points from the two games and, with a tough week­end to come, it stands us in good stead.”

Top form Cameron Burt picked up the Player of the Week gong for his week­end per­for­mance

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