Over the past two season’s the Steelers launched their Apprentice Programme.
First Liam Kirk and Cole Shudra joined up with the Steelers. Then this year Kieran Brown became the latest recruit.
It starts with on and off ice sessions with the Steelers and in the case of the three youngsters to date it has ended with regular ice time and becoming full members of the Steelers side.
Already this year several young players from around the Country have visited the Steelers and taken part in training sessions in order that the club can assess them with a view to possibly offering more apprentice places this coming year.
Only last week some of the most promising players from the Okanagan Hockey school trained with the clubs first team on two separate days.
For the next couple Friday’s two members of the Sheffield Academy will also be lacing up the boots to see if they can impress head coach Paul Thompson.
Jack Brammer (15) and Tyler Nixon (16) will join the Steelers for on ice training sessions.
Brammer captained the Sheffield Stormers for the last two seasons whilst Nixon captains the Sheffield Steelhawkes.
“We are always on the look out for new talent” said Thompson “We look at the best youngsters from around the country but it’s always nice when you can encourage and look at the best of what Sheffield has to offer as well
“Jack and Tyler will come and be part of the group for the next two Friday’s. It’s still early days for guys like this but they will get a feel of what it is like to be professional and we will get a good feel towards them as players and people”