Wednesday night was hockey night for your Sheffield Window Centre Sheffield Steelers.
The Steelers took on the Coventry Blaze for their first encounter in the #2021EliteSeries.
The Steelers started strong and dominated the start of the first period.
At 5.52, Tanner Eberle bagged his first of the night, assisted by Robert Dowd. Steelers 1-0.
More sustained pressure saw the Steelers take a 2-0 lead at 11.55 of the first period, courtesy of Robert Dowd (2 points on the night) with assists from Tanner Eberle (1+1) and Kevin Schulze.
Unfortunately, the Steelers couldn’t keep it to a clean sheet and Keck bagged the Blaze’s first goal with only 39 seconds to go in the first, assisted by Mike Hammond.
Steelers head into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead.
The Steelers started strong again in the second period with sustained pressure in the Blaze zone.
The pressure led to an early goal from Sondre Olden at only 2.04, assisted by Kevin Schulze and Liam Kirk.
The Blaze fought back and took their chance at 8.21 via Jermaine, assisted by Mike Hammond. Steelers lead 3-2.
The Myers line had possibly the shift of the night which resulted in a Blaze icing and fresh legs for the Steelers.
The Steelers managed to take advantage by the red hot Liam Kirk, assisted by Olden and Saxrud-Danielsen.
Lots of hockey still to play, but the Steelers looking good heading into the 3rd period with a 4-2 lead.
The Steelers came our all guns blazing in the 3rd and at only 2.41, Tanner Eberle bagged his second of the night, assisted by Josef Mikyska.
A bit of back and forth and no goals were to be seen during the next 10 minutes.
The Steelers kept up the pressure and were rewarded at 14.58 with a goal from The British Bulldog, assisted by Davey Phillips.
The Steelers didn’t let up, shot after shot and were rewarded again only a minute later at 15.41 with Eberle putting away his Hat-Trick goal, assisted by Liam Kirk and Beaudry.
Owens was replaced in the Blaze net by Hedley who managed to see out the rest of the game.
The Steelers taking a 7-2 victory, putting them at the top of the table by goal difference.
The Steelers’ next game is on Saturday with an “away” game against the Nottingham Panthers – See you there!