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Sheffield Steelers aiming to bring Nottingham Panthers back down to earth

IT has proved to be a momentous week for Nottingham Panthers – but one that Sheffield Steelers are hoping to end by bringing them back down to earth again with a hard bump.

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Sheffield Steelers defenceman Mark Matheson, left and Zack Fitzgerald help defend the net in Coventry. Picture: Scott Wiggins

Changes afoot as Thompson eyes formula for success at Sheffield Steelers

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ head coach Paul Thompson is actively scouring the market after admitting his team isn’t “good enough.”

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Paul Thompson shows his delight on the Steelers bench. Pictures: Dean Woolley

Sheffield Steelers 8 Dundee Stars 2 - Steelers get top marks after regulation win

IT may only be a couple of weeks into the season, but Sheffield Steelers seem to have served notice of their intent to recapture the Elite League crown they last won two years ago.

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Video: Early groundwork should serve Sheffield Steelers well, claims David Phillips

DEFENCEMAN David Phillips believes Sheffield Steelers’ longer than normal pre-season is already beginning to pay dividends.

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Video: Sheffield Steelers 3 Cardiff Devils 4 (OT) - Steelers fightback curtailed by Devils overtime strike

SHEFFIELD STEELERS fought back from two goals down in their Elite League opener against Cardiff Devils - but had to settle for just a point after the defending champions struck deep into overtime.
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VIDEO - Peter Handscomb backs Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance for England return

WHILE the temptation from the Yorkshire dressing room may be to bellow a collective “no” should England selectors come knocking for captain Gary Ballance’s services, nobody would begrudge their leader what they believe would be a deserved return to the international stage.

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Steelers team will have a different look next year

Sheffield Steelers suffer blow as Guillaume Desbiens calls time on career

IT WASN’T meant to be like this.

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Video - Stunning start to season sees Ben Coad earn faith of Yorkshire with extended deal

UNNECESSARY though it may seem – given the mesmerising start he has enjoyed to the 2017 season – Ben Coad says his new extended contract with Yorkshire has handed him a further confidence boost.

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Video - Sheffield Steelers 6 Cardiff Devils 5 (OT2): Steelers show their resilience to clinch epic finale

WHEN the moment came, it was a fitting way to bring an end to what had been a truly enthralling contest.

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Video - Sheffield Steelers v Belfast Giants: ‘We can be heroes’ - Steelers look to erase last year’s EIHL play-off pain

head coach Paul Thompson wants his Sheffield Steelers’ 
players to repeat their efforts in last weekend’s memorable win over Nottingham Panthers so they can enter the summer as “heroes.”

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FINAL SHOT: Mathieu Roy celebrates scoring Sheffield Steelers' fourth goal against Coventry with team-mate Ben O'Connor. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Nottingham Panthers set to test Sheffield Steelers’ play-off credentials

SINCE the Elite League was formed back in 2003, Coventry Blaze have never failed to make the post-season.

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Video - Cardiff Devils 3 Sheffield Steelers 2: Devils in the detail as Steelers are edged out once more

PAUL THOMPSON backed his battered and bruised Sheffield Steelers team to recover from their Challenge Cup Final agony and finish the season on a high.

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Video - Challenge Cup Final: Sheffield Steelers outgunned as Cardiff Devils deny them at final hurdle yet again

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ long wait to get their hands on the Challenge Cup must continue after they were beaten 3-2 by Cardiff Devils in South Wales.

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Sheffield Steelers v Manchester Storm: ‘We’re still in the race’ insists captain Jon Phillips

JONATHAN PHILLIPS says Sheffield Steelers will put all thoughts of the Challenge Cup final on the back-burner as they attempt to turn up the heat on their Elite League title rivals this weekend.

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AND ... RELAX: Steelers' netminder Ervins Mustukovs searches for the puck during a huge melee in front of his net on Tuesday night against Nottingham Panthers. Picture: Dean Woolley.

No way through: Panthers’ route to final blocked by Sheffield Steelers’ Ervins Mustukovs

IT’S always the same with shut-outs. You wait all season for one to come along and then two arrive at once.

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Edinburgh victory shows we can still win the title says Thompson

PAUL THOMPSON insists a third straight Elite League title remains possible, despite his Sheffield Steelers side suffering a further blow to their chances at the weekend.

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Video: Sheffield Steelers 6 Fife Flyers 1 - Debutant Geoff Walker strikes as Flyers are shot down

GEOFF WALKER marked his Sheffield Steelers debut with a goal as the defending Elite League champions eased to a 6-1 victory over Fife Flyers at Ice Sheffield.

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Belfast will host this year's Division 1B World Championships tournament involving Great Britain.

State of the Nation - Ice hockey: Increased quality of domestic league needs to be replicated on wider stage

THE fact that the Elite League regular season title race went to the final weekend in 2016 was further proof of the increased quality of hockey now found in the UK’s top professional league.

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Nick Matthew celebrates victory over James Willstrop in the final of the British Squash Grand Prix in Manchester (Picture: PSA).

New goals: Vintage Nick Matthew delighted he’s now ‘back on it’

NICK MATTHEW is well aware that time is not on his side when it comes to making any long-term career plans.

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Jonathan Phillips in action for the Sheffield Steelers

Sheffield Steelers’ captain Jonathan Phillips maintains focus in face of personal and team accolades

SATURDAY night may mark a landmark occasion for Sheffield Steelers’ captain Jonathan Phillips, but he is determined not to be distracted from the task in hand.

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