Team GB fly back into the UK today after an outstanding World Championships in which they registered their largest ever points tally in a Pool A event and also collected their first regulation victory.
The Steelers would like to congratulate the whole squad of players, coaches and management but would like to go on record of saying how proud we were of our magnificent seven, Captain Jonathan Phillips, Robert Dowd, Liam Kirk, Brendan Connolly, Davey Phillips, Matthew Myers and Sam Jones.
All of our players played their part in the event and contributed to making the tournament a huge success.
Both Jonathan Phillips and Matthew Myers reached the incredible achievement of 100 caps at this latest event with both Steelers players captaining GB in the competition with Myers taking the “C” for his 100th game.
The story of the whole competition though was Liam Kirk who had the most incredible two weeks of his sporting life.
Kirk scored 7 of Team GB’s 13 goals in the 7 games played ending up the entire World Championships top goal scorer after the round robin stages, possibly the most remarkable achievement of them all.
Have a listen to Kirky speaking with Peter Spencer of BBC Radio Sheffield on the link below as he speaks about his hopes of securing an NHL entry level contract with Phoenix
Kirk, alongside Ben Bowns and Mark Richardson collected the IIHF awards for the team’s best netminder, forward and defenceman
Congratulations to Team GB who did themselves and our Country proud.
With the World Championships now over we can all rest up and look forward to hockey returning the Arena with an EIHL season ahead.