Steelers goalie Ben Churchfield will dress for the Leeds Knights this evening against the Sheffield Steeldogs after agreeing a two-way deal with former Steelers coach Dave Whistle.
Aaron Fox confirmed the deal saying “Ben will be suiting up tonight for Leeds and it will be good for him to get him some game time. We agreed on a two way deal that will allow him to continue to practice with us full time and also play some games with them when they want to give Sam (Gospel) a game off.
“We all felt this is a good opportunity for his development if he’s not getting the starts with us”.
Knights head coach Dave Whistle said: “Ben showed his quality in the Elite Series for the Steelers and obviously has a lot of potential
“Aaron called me last week regarding Ben getting some game time right now and it’s something which benefits everyone – it is a great opportunity for him to come and get some game time with us and it gives me a chance to bring in another goalie, who can come in and give our No 1 netminder Sam Gospel a deserved break, as he’s been pretty much full pelt since the start of pre-season.”