With the start of Friday game delayed by an hour and a half due to Coventry’s late arrival the only thing later than face off was Colton Fretters game winning goal, coming with just 34 seconds remaining on the clock.
The delayed start seem to effect both sides with much sluggish play and many breakdowns – it was however the Steelers who struck first. Mike Quesnele sat in the penalty box as the Steelers power-play went to work. Roy and Coyle assisted on Fretters first of the night, 1-0 Steelers
Lauzon for tripping and the Steelers power-play went to work again – and this time it was Mathieu Roy who put Sheffield 2-1 ahead at 13.01 – 2-1 Steelers
The Blaze wouldn’t go away and when the Steelers turned a loose puck over the game was tied. Lauzon the scorer with assists to Trimm and Tanaka. We were tied 2-2 at the end of the first period.
That 2-2 first period developed into a 0-0 middle session with both teams having chances and power-play opportunities. As ever Brian Stewart was in fine form for the Blaze but he was matched with Marek Pinc making some exceptional saves in the Steelers goal.
Steelers killed off a late 5/3 Blaze power-play and the game looked liked it was heading into overtime – that was until Mathieu Roy and Jeff Legue combined for the late Colton Fretter game winner.
Final score: Sheffield Steelers 3-2 Coventry Blaze
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Steelers don’t play on Saturday but are back in action on Sunday in Nottingham against the Panthers at the NIC (face off 4.00pm)
Steelers next home game: Vs. Fife Flyers
Sunday 6th December
Sheffield Arena: Face Off 5.00pm
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