Ryan Finnerty has swung the axe as he bids to find the right formula.
Trevor Hendrikx was cut by Braehead Clan in the fallout after Sunday’s 6-4 Elite League defeat at Edinburgh Capitals.
Success-hungry coach Finnerty replaced the 31-year-old Canadian, who was twice drafted by National Hockey League side, Columbus Blue Jackets, with American defenceman Harry Quast.
Clan square-up to Dundee Stars in back-to-back league games this weekend and the 25-year-old joins from East Coast Hockey League cracks Manchester Monarchs.
And the 6ft 4in defenceman from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he played for four years.
Fed-up Finnerty said: “We’ve been looking for a puck-moving defenceman for some time.
“Harry is a young kid, hungry to do well. He skates well and provides us with extra size on the blueline.”