We want to thank all our Season Ticket Holders for a great Tuesday night at the Arena.
It was our annual Open Training Session with season ticket holders able to come and watch Aaron Fox put the side through it paces, buy Steelers merchandise at 20% off and then meet the players for a photo and autograph afterwards.
It was also a night we said “Thank You” to many of our sponsors.
Commercial Manager Mike O’Connor had laid on some food and drink for the guests pre-event and the guys mingled with the sponsors up in the Arena lounge.
Before the training session could start for real the team dressed in full kit for the team photo, it was great to see both Brendan Connolly and Daine Todd on the ice for the picture.
Over 20 sponsors took their turn in joining the team for these special photos
On to the ice with head coach Aaron Fox communications each drill to the fans before hand.
Before some fun and games with a few on ice competitions the boys did some serious work.|
Then some fun, Big John beat out Tanner Eberle in the final of the shooting accuracy competition.
Martin Latal was then the fastest and winner of the speed skills test
Latal also took the microphone to speak in his home language, during the event, we think he didm’t swear … but some words were sent up to the stands aimed at fellow countryman Vojtech Polak who was sitting out the event.
Polak, Dowdy, Sam Jones and Captain Jonathan Phillips weren’t completely off duty.
They were sent to the other side of the arena to take part in their own shooting drill from concourse level.
There was a goal within a goal, each player had four shots, should the puck go in the big goal then it was 1 point, in the tine goal, 3 points.
Sam Jones was the sinner, the only player to find the tiny goal. Well done Sam.
Onto the final competition, the fanciest penalty shot goal … the fans would decide the winner of this one.
Cole Shudra led for a while as many players missed with their attempts to beat Curtis Warburton.
Nico Feldner also succeeded but the two super fancy goals were scored by Big John Armstrong and Martin Latal – the fans voted and Latal once again took first place.
After the on ice came the off ice with The Steelers players wearing the brand new ORANGE hoodies … available in The Steelers Store HERE
In fact Vojtech was seen modelling his sweat shirt during the session.
The concourse area was rammed as the players joined fans for photos and autographs.
Head coach Aaron Fox led the way.
Players and fans mingled together for over an hour – the 50-50 and SOYB Raffle was drawn and one lucky fan went home with over £430
Everyone seemed to have a great night …
Smiling faces left the arena, fans, players and coaches all had a great night – thank you all for attending.
Same time, same place next year for all season ticket holders.
Thank you Sheffield