A young cancer patient has fulfilled a dream of experiencing an ice hockey match in Scotland - by leading the Glasgow Clan in their post-match victory celebrations.

Zac White started the ‘thunderclap’ following the Clan’s 5-2 win over Manchester Storm at Braehead Arena just weeks after leaving hospital following seven months of treatment for a rare and aggressive form of the condition.

The five-year-old, originally from Bracknell, London, told charity Rays of Sunshine his ambition was to take in a game North of the Border, hear bagpipes played live and hunt for the Loch Ness monster while undergoing stem cell treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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Zac, who became an ice hockey fan while watching local side Bracknell Bees, was carried onto the ice by Candian defender Linden Springer and hoisted into the air to lead the celebrations in front of more than 3,000 fans.

And dad Mark admitted the family are now “Clan fans for life” after the match, promising to take Zac to their clash with Guildford flames near their home.

Mark, 40, said: “It was just the most amazing day, it was really emotional to see everybody come together, people you don’t know, people you have never met, all coming together to give our little boy a once in a lifetime experience.”

“He was given the all clear to leave hospital eight weeks ago and the charity asked if he had anything he wanted to do. He just said that he wanted to go to Scotland, hear bagpipes and watch the ice hockey.

“They have been so good to us, everyone has made this just the most awesome experience.”

The charity initially had trouble sourcing tickets for the match, but were boosted in their efforts by the presenters of hockey podcast ‘4,000 and counting,’ who helped link the club with the organisation.

Zac met the players from both teams pre-match, received a signed shirt and even gave his own team talk to the home side ahead of the puck drop.

His words clearly worked as the Clan raced into the lead after just 79 seconds before going on to record a three-point victory in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) clash.

The family are now heading north to Inverness to join the hunt for Nessie with a boat trip on the famous loch.

Mum Katie and younger brother Stanley have also joined the trip, which is being documented through their ‘Zachary Zoomers Army Supporters’ Facebook page.

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Mark added: “We’re pretty optimistic about finding Nessie, someone has to eventually.”

“The stem cell treatment Zac underwent saved his life. I would absolutely encourage anyone to get themselves on the register, to donate blood, you never know whose life you are going to save.

“We are Clan fans for life now, I’m already looking forward to coming back up.”