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Steelers Looking for Five Straight League Wins

Steelers Looking for Five Straight League Wins

Saturday night could see the Sheffield Steelers win their fifth league game in a row with victory over the Coventry Blaze at the FlyDSA arena.

It has been a successful October so far for Aaron Fox and his side having won 6 out of 7 games played, the only loss coming in the challenge cup to Manchester Storm.

The month began with back-to-back wins in the challenge cup against Nottingham which also saw the debut of Czech Republican defenceman, Marek Troncinsky.

Then the long road trip north of the border to take on Fife and Dundee in our Scotland weekend, backed by the excellent travelling Steelers supporters.

Another new debutant for the Steelers in Mikko Kuukka and at long last a full line-up for a tough two games. Kuukka started in Fife alongside Aaron brocklehurst and the former CHL champion instantly looked at home.

Tanner Eberle in action during the Scotland weekend trip – FlyersImages

A fantastic 10-3 win in Kirkcaldy was backed up with another impressive win in Dundee the following night, Sheffield taking the final score 6-3.

Marco Vallerand was awarded the Elite League’s ‘Player of the Week’ following his 4 goals during the two games in Scotland including a hattrick in Fife.

The red-hot forward was in mid-season form despite only being in October and head coach Aaron Fox was thrilled for the number 88 saying:

“You can see the substance he brings to the group every night. He plays hard, he plays fast and he’s being rewarded at the moment”

There was then a midweek visit to Sheffield for the Fife Flyers who came to the FlyDSA arena in search of revenge for the drubbing the weekend before.

However, the Steelers had a different idea, powering to a 4-1 victory that included two power play goals, a shorthanded goal and an empty netter.

Tanner Eberle hit the headlines with an exquisite finish – Dean Woolley

It was not until the trip to Manchester that the boys looked to be ‘running out of gas’ and it was in their fourth game in seven days where they faultered. A 6-2 defeat in Manchester on the Friday night was a shock to the system but one they had the opportunity to put behind them in two days time.

Dundee Stars would be the next opponents and this time another league game for the records.

A game that saw Robert Dowd overtake Ken Priestlay to become the 4th all-time top point scorer for the Steelers, aiding Sheffield to a 4-2 win.

As Coventry Blaze visit the Steelers on Saturday night, Hockey is back at the FlyDSA and we hope to see you there

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