It was a night of total domination as the Steelers, for a sixth straight time, won on Nottingham ice.
The final score of 8-4 told little of the games one sidedness as the Steelers took control from the very first shift.
In a remarkable start to the game the Steelers would score on their first three shifts with the game out of the Panthers reach by the end of a 5-0 first period.
There were two goals each for Tanner Eberle and Sondre Olden with single strikes from Jason Hewitt, Jeremy Beaudry, Josh Waller and Liam Kirk.
With just 26 seconds on the clock Sam Jones and Robert Dowd combined for Tanner Eberle to score his fourth goal of the series and give the Steelers the perfect start.
Few could imagine what was to follow as in the very next shift the Steelers would double their advantage with Jeremy Beaudry assisting on Sondre Olden’s first goal of the night (2-0) at 1.08
One minute later and the Bulldog had made it 3-0, Jason Hewitt firing a hard shot past the helpless Ben Bowns (Olden and J. Phillips)
Nottingham wouldn’t call a time-out until 12.14 and after the Steelers had added a 4th goal, Olden with his second of the night (Connolly and Kirk)
Whilst Bowns remained between the pipes the Steelers would add a 5th before the end of the first period, Jeremy Beaudry finishing nicely after good work from both Tanner Eberle and Liam Kirk.
The Panthers were out for the start of the second period 5 minutes early and with Jackson Whistle now in goal.
Nottingham needed a push back and scored first in the middle session, Austin Cangleosi the scorer at 24.58 (5-1)
Josh Waller retaliated 90 seconds later with Davey Phillips and Liam Kirk picking up another assist. (6-1)
Whilst on the power-play Kevin Domingue added a 2nd for the Panthers (30.38) before Liam Kirk (assisted Davey Phillips) netted a seventh for Aaron Fox’s side with 5.25 remaining in the period (7-2)
Domingue and Cangelosi both scored their second goals of the night at 42.45 and 53.12 to bring the score back to 7-4 before Tanner Eberle rounded of the incredible nights events with his second strike in the 55th minute for a final score of Steelers 8-4 Panthers
Steelers moved to the top of the standings in the four team event on regulation wins. On Sunday evening (7pm) they face Manchester Storm – Watch the game live via the link below.