Ahead of this weekend’s games for the Sheffield Steelers, head coach, Aaron Fox has spoken about his sides scoring ability over the season so far.
Having hit the 100 goals tally before any other Elite League side, the Steelers have the league’s healthiest goal differential and this is something that pleases Mr Fox.
He said: “We have that ability to score in bunches, something we showed in Glasgow last Sunday.” Of course, last Sunday saw the Steelers score 4 goals in under 4 minutes to turnaround the 3-1 deficit midway through period 3.
In fact, the Steelers aren’t just over 100 goals they have a mammoth 149 goals to their name
Despite missing clutch forwards in the shape of Robert Dowd and Marco Vallerand the team haven’t missed a beat when in front of goal.
Fox continued: “Our goals have been spread around, something that is so important bearing in mind our ever-changing lineup.”
Impressively, the Steelers currently have three players sat in the top five point scorers, Brendan Connolly, Anthony DeLuca and Marc-Olivier Vallerand.
Since joining the Steelers in the off-season after choosing not to re-sign in Glasgow, Brendan Connolly has shown what an important part of the team he is after recently hitting a 21 EIHL game point streak.
With 20 goals and 20 assists, Connolly is second on the league’s standings and as of late has been red hot on his line with DeLuca and Vallerand.
Remarkably, Vallerand is only six points off the top of the charts but having played seven games fewer than the current leader.
Since leaving the New Year’s Eve game early against Nottingham, Vally has been out of action as he recovers from an injury but coach Fox hopes he may be in line for a return very soon.
Friday night sees the Steelers take on Belfast Giants, in Belfast, for the final time this season having split the doubleheader weekend in December.
Before returning home to play Glasgow Clan on Sunday 12th January. Tickets are still available for this fixture through 0114 256 5566 or online by clicking HERE