Two goals each from Vallerand, Dowd and Mosey saw the Steelers take home two points tonight as they came from behind to win by 6 goals to 5 against the Guildford Flames.
The line up for the Steelers took further blows from last night and Brandon Whistle was recalled by the Leeds Knights and Jonathan Philips was sidelined shortly into the first period.
Barry Brust was back between the pipes as our goaltending tandem continue to alternate games.
The starting six for both teams announced as:
It was an even first period as Guildford answered back to the Steelers opening two goals scored only 50 seconds apart at 9.57 and 10.47, the first goals of the night for both Dowd and Mosey respectively.
Dowd’s goal coming from a fortunate bounce as he looked to find Sointu at the backpost and Mosey’s goal coming unassisted as he turned on the afterburners to find himself one on one and fire home low on Lindskoug.
The Flames hit back at 11.29 through Chris Gerrie and 18.53 through Ian McNulty on the powerplay.
The Flames took a one goal lead into the final period as they found the back of the net twice at 26.42 and 34.13. Goals scored by Ian Watters and Levi Cable.
The Steelers had made it at even game at 27.51 as Vallerand found himself in his favourite spot on the powerplay, at the right wing hashmarks and picked his spot top corner.
Vallerand was the man to tie the game up again in the third period at 45.57, this time shorthanded as he stole the puck and like Mosey earlier in the night made no mistake in beating Lindskoug one on one.
The 48th minute saw the Steelers take control of the game with two goals only 11 seconds apart. Mosey first picked up the loose puck and went around Lindskoug at 48.09 and was followed by Dowd at 48.20 as Alex Graham’s shot was saved but Dowd was in the right place at the right time to put away the rebound.
Props go to the Flames who wouldn’t go away all night and made it a nervous finish as they brought the game back to within one goal at 57.57 through Robert Lachowicz.
With another win and a further two points, the Steelers also find themselves two points clear at the top of the table with four games in-hand on the Devils.
For a game winning goal and an overall two goals on the night, Evan Mosey picked up the Man of the Match award and channeled his inner Goldberg for the Eddy!
After we take on the Fife Flyers on Wednesday night in the 2nd leg of the Challenge Cup Quarter Final, we are back at the Utilita Sheffield Arena next Saturday against the Nottingham Panthers – See you there Sheffield!