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Sheffield Steelers vs Braehead Clan 23.12.17

After a comfortable Tuesday night Challenge Cup victory, the Steelers were to face Christoffer Björklund and the Braehead Clan on a Saturday night. However, once more, there was a delay to the face-off in the second Sheffield Steelers-Clan game of the season, a power shortage in the arena pushing face-off back by 20 minutes.

Steve Brown was tonight’s referee, with Dave Farren and Paul Staniforth on the lines. The Steelers were without Kieran Brown still through injury, but it didn’t really affect the lineup too much.

The first period was a quiet one, only one penalty, and no goals. The lines were a little different for 20 minutes, Liam Kirk placed on the top line with Colton Fretter and Mathieu Roy. Ervins ‘the Moose’ Mustukovs was on fire, making some incredible saves to stop the Clan from scoring.

sheffield steelers21:38 was the time of the first goal, the time of the gorgeous wrist-shot from Matt Marquardt which sneaked through the 5-hole from the top of the circle. John Armstrong was credited with the assist on the stunning goal.

Penalties came towards the middle of the second period, Bari McKenzie for slashing, Levi Nelson for slashing and Tyler Scofield for delaying the game. That was it for the second period, the Steelers leading the game 1-0, so the third and final frame was pretty much all to play for!

The third period started with a couple of minor penalties but headed in the right direction when Colton Fretter found the back of the net, Mathieu Roy, and Mark Matheson picking up the helpers. Matheson was on fire lately, being in the right place at exactly the right time and had to be the best defenseman in the league.

Extremely strong communication skills from Ben O’Connor and Davey Phillips came from the defensive zone all night, which definitely led to a positive outcome. Mathieu Roy found the empty net with 1:32 remaining in the game, finishing off a 3-0 victory for the Steelers, as well as the third shutout of the season for Ervins Mustukovs.

It was a strong two points for the Steelers before a tough Christmas schedule of two games against the Panthers, two against the Storm and then two against the Giants. It will be a tough ask, however, the boys will put in their all no matter what.

Match Statistics:

Man of the Matches:

Braehead Clan~ Ryan Nie

Sheffield Steelers~ Ervins Mustukovs

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After a comfortable Tuesday night Challenge Cup victory, the Steelers were to face Christoffer Björklund and the Braehead Clan on a Saturday night. However, once more, there was a delay to the face-off in the second Steelers-Clan game of the season, a power shortage in the arena pushing face-off back by 20 minutes.

Steve Brown was tonight’s referee, with Dave Farren and Paul Staniforth on the lines. The Steelers were without Kieran Brown still through injury, but it didn’t really affect the lineup too much.

The first period was a quiet one, only one penalty, and no goals. The lines were a little different for 20 minutes, Liam Kirk placed on the top line with Colton Fretter and Mathieu Roy. Ervins ‘the Moose’ Mustukovs was on fire, making some incredible saves to stop the Clan from scoring.

21:38 was the time of the first goal, the time of the gorgeous wrist-shot from Matt Marquardt which sneaked through the 5-hole from the top of the circle. John Armstrong was credited with the assist on the stunning goal.

Penalties came towards the middle of the second period, Bari McKenzie for slashing, Levi Nelson for slashing and Tyler Scofield for delaying the game. That was it for the second period, the Steelers leading the game 1-0, so the third and final frame was pretty much all to play for!

The third period started with a couple of minor penalties but headed in the right direction when Colton Fretter found the back of the net, Mathieu Roy, and Mark Matheson picking up the helpers. Matheson was on fire lately, being in the right place at exactly the right time and had to be the best defenseman in the league.

Extremely strong communication skills from Ben O’Connor and Davey Phillips came from the defensive zone all night, which definitely led to a positive outcome. Mathieu Roy found the empty net with 1:32 remaining in the game, finishing off a 3-0 victory for the Steelers, as well as the third shutout of the season for Ervins Mustukovs.

It was a strong two points for the Steelers before a tough Christmas schedule of two games against the Panthers, two against the Storm and then two against the Giants. It will be a tough ask, however, the boys will put in their all no matter what.

Match Statistics:

Man of the Matches:

Braehead Clan~ Ryan Nie

Sheffield Steelers~ Ervins Mustukovs

Scorers:

Sheffield Steelers~

Mathieu Roy 1+1, Colton Fretter 1+0, Matt Marquardt 1+0, John Armstrong 0+1, Mark Matheson 0+1.

Braehead Clan~

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eihl

EIHL Weekend in Review: Sheffield Steelers and More

The Steelers were in for a mixed weekend in the EIHL, traveling up to Braehead for a Friday night league challenge, and then having a Saturday off and back to the arena on Sunday to take on the Belfast Giants.

Braehead Clan vs Sheffield Steelers 08.12.17
Friday saw the Steelers take two points from Glasgow, with Toby Craig having a decent game refereeing and despite the traveling team being down a forward and defenseman in Kieran Brown and Zack Fitzgerald, both through injury, while the Clan were just down on Ryan Potulny.

eihlA 4-1 scoreline was a brilliant result, goals coming from four different goal scorers in Matheson, who is just on fire lately, O’Connor, Marquardt, and Westerling. It was good for the Steelers to have four different men on the scoresheet.

The lone goal for the Clan came from Tyler Scofield, which tied the game at one until the Steelers took over the next 40 minutes.

Lots of penalties came throughout the night, however, it didn’t stop either side from playing to their full potentials and making the respective netminders work.

Match Statistics:

Man of the Matches~
Clan: Ryan Nie
Steelers: Mark Matheson

Scorers~
Clan:
Tyler Scofield 1+0, Tyler Shattock

Steelers:
Matt Marquardt 1+0, Mark Matheson 1+0, Ben O’Connor 1+0, Mathieu Roy 1+0, Scott Aarssen, 0+1, Miika Franssila 0+1, Jonathon Phillips 0+2, Andreas Valdix 0+1, Jonas Westerling 0+1

Sheffield Steelers vs Belfast Giants 10.12.17

On a Sunday night at the Sheffield Arena, the Steelers fell to a 3-2 loss to the Belfast Giants. With Tom Darnell in charge, and it should’ve been a strong content of refereeing. The Steelers were down yet another two men in addition to the two who were missing on Friday night. Liam Kirk and Cole Shudra were off on a Great Britain expedition.

Belfast was without Spiro Goulakos through a suspension, which was a convenience for the Steelers as they had no big enforcers out there.

With a 1-1 first period, neither team had a chance to get back in it, Shields the scorer for the Giants and Fretter for the Steelers. It was going to be a Giant task for the Steelers to get past Whistle however they managed to do it one more time. The only goal of the second period came from Brendan Connolly, putting the Giants 2-1 up inside 40 minutes.

Penalties were flying in left, right and center, Belfast scored again to make it 3-1, Darcy Murphy the one credited with the goal. Sheffield did manage to bring it within one before the end of the game, Dowd and Nelson’s hard work paying off once more, Dowdy shooting blocker side from an impossible angle, sending it rocketing past Whistle to give the final score of 3-2 on a Sunday night, giving the Steelers a 2 point weekend.

Match Statistics:

Man of the Matches:
Giants~ Jackson Whistle
Steelers~ Fretter

Scorers:
Steelers~
Robert Dowd 1+0, Colton Fretter 1+0, Scott Aarssen 0+1, Mark Matheson 0+1

Giants~
Brendan Connolly 1+0, Darcy Murphy 1+0, Sebastian Sylvestre 0+2, Colin Shields 1+0, Blair Riley 0+1, David Rutherford 0+1, Jim Vandermeer 0+1

The Steelers are to move onward and upward to a Challenge Cup Road game in Dundee on Wednesday, followed by a road trip to Cardiff on Saturday and then a home game against the Flyers from Fife on Sunday night.