Steelers head coach Paul Thompson has confirmed that the club won’t be raising the 2015 EIHL championship banner this weekend, ahead of their league opening game against Brahead Clan. The club will wait until 22nd October when Fife Flyers are the visitors in order that their former defensemen Russ Moyer can be present for the event.
“Russ was a big part of last years team” said Thompson “when we sat down to discuss the banner raising we thought this would be a good idea. We will invite Roddy and Hewey back for the game as well. These are important occasions, the players worked hard for that championship and the raising of the banner is if you like the conclusion of the celebrations”
Moyer joined the Fife Flyers in the summer and it will be his first appearance back in Sheffield since the move.
Captain Jonathan Phillips said “I think it’s a classy move by the club to wait for Russ, he was a great player and team mate and I know how proud he was of the championship. Those banners will remain in the arena rafters until the end of time, its an emotional moment when you see them raised. Players can go their whole career without winning one, we have been lucky here in Sheffield to have experienced the elation of success several times. You never get tired of seeing those banners raised. They are a constant reminder of the great sides we have had here”