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Steelers Shut Out the Storm 3-0

Steelers Shut Out the Storm 3-0


An incredible performance by The Rok as The Steelers shut out the Manchester Storm on Wednesday with a 3-0 road win.

Goals for Tanner Eberle, Robert Dowd and Vojtech Polak secured the win but the star of the show was Stojanovic who turned away 36 shots on the night.

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Steelers welcomed the return of goalie Barry Brust back to the line up, he backs up The Rok tonight.

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As always in Manchester a fast and furious opening period with both teams creating chances.

Storm had an early power-play when Saxrud-Danielsen was assessed a cross checking minor at 6.07 but The Steelers killed, their 14th kill in the last 15 attempts.

Sointu found himself clear on a breakaway but his shot was deflected over the cross bar

Moments later and Tanner Eberle intercepted and skated in alone to score at 16.28 for a 1-0 scoreline.

Manchester pushed back in the final couple of minutes and almost equalised with just 6 seconds remaining, Rok again with the save.

The middle period belonged to the Storm with Rok making several outstanding saves.

Manchester had their second power-play of the night when Sam Jones was called for holding at 29.59

Steelers penalty kill again worked well as they kept up their 100% record on the night.

In fact The Steelers best chance came whilst shorthanded, Vallerand and Armstrong combining well to go close.

It was more of the same in the final period as Manchester came searching for the equaliser.

More Powerplay time for the Storm as well, first Say off for high sticks at 41.56 and the Ellerby for hooking at 45.48

The impressive Steelers penalty kill, which was 100% again for the third night running was outstanding.

The killer blow came shortly after the second kill, Polak’s inch perfect pass to Dowdy was met with a snipe and a 2-0 lead at 48.24

At 49.38 is started heating up with Springer and Saxrud-Danielsen heading to the box after clashing

Despite Storm pressure The Steelers were seeing the game out well, Manchester pulled their goalie but seconds after he reached the bench Polak neatly backhanded home from a tight angle to make it 3-0

Penalties followed in the final moments with Latal, Jones and Springer sitting out minors.

Rok gets the shut out, Steelers bring home the points to keep the pressure on Belfast

Final score. Manchester Storm 0-3 Steelers.

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