Matheson Returns for a Second Season with the Steelers.
Mark Matheson was a hit on and off the ice with the Sheffield Steelers last season winning the Coaches, the fans and the players, player of the year award, therefore the club are delighted to confirm his return for the 2018-19 EIHL season.
“It took me two years to sign Mark” said head coach Paul Thompson “and once I had him I wasn’t about to let him go” he continued
“Mark was a priority. I think everyone saw that he was one of the premium players in our league last season. On and off the ice he brought us quality and professionalism. That’s why we did the deal with Mark a while ago, he along with a few others were signed early
“He was our own Mo Farah with the amount of minutes he was able to log.
“Mark has a great skill set and can play in every situation. Also the way he thinks the game, he has a great hockey IQ and hockey mind and that too is a vital ingredients Even though he is a veteran player he comes to the rink every day with a positive attitude wanting to be better”
With 9 goals and 49 points in 56 games Matheson was second in team scoring last year – he says that the return to Sheffield was an easy decision to make “I’m excited to be coming back” he said “I’m a well travelled hockey player but soon after arriving in Sheffield my wife and I knew this is a place we could settle, we were comfortable here from day one.
“We weren’t that far away last year and we have a great returning core of British players who know what it takes to win
“I enjoy working with Thommo (Paul Thompson) he is a very experienced coach who leads us well. I know he is working hard making the changes needed to bring the trophies back to Sheffield.
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