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Sheffield Steelers suffer blow as Guillaume Desbiens calls time on career

IT WASN’T meant to be like this.

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GB's players celebrate during their final day, gold-medal-winning triumph over Japan in Belfast. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Jonathan Phillips - Captain’s Blog: Signing off season in style with biggest achievement yet

SHEFFIELD STEELERS captain Jonathan Phillips writes here exclusively for The Yorkshire Post.

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HEADING OUT: Luke Ferrara has been released by Sheffield Steelers' Picture: Dean Woolley.

Luke Ferrara sent through exit door as Sheffield Steelers put faith in youngsters

LUKE FERRARA’S destination may yet be unknown but Sheffield Steelers’ head coach Paul Thompson admits letting the forward go was “one of the hardest decisions” in his career.

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GB's players and staff celebrate their gold medal and promotion to Division 1A in belfast. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Golden promotion ensures overdue sweet summer for GB

ROBERT DOWD said the pain of world championship final day heartache two years running for Great Britain ensured they would not to be denied for a third time – particularly on home ice.

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OPENING SALVO: Robert Dowd fires in GB's first period opener in Belfast. Picture: Dean Woolley.

WATCH: Great Britain 4 Japan 0 - Dominant hosts avoid final day heartache to seal golden promotion

GREAT BRITAIN picked the perfect time to finally avoid final day disappointment at the World Championships - winning gold and promotion to the second tier with a 4-0 victory over Japan.

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LEVEL PEGGING: Colin Shields fires home his second goal of the night in belfast. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Great Britain 14 Netherlands 0 - Hosts destroy Dutch to set up gold medal finale

As has been anticipated all week in Belfast, Great Britain will fight it out for gold and world championship promotion against Japan at the SSE Arena on Saturday night.

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Ben O'Connor.

Great Britain v Netherlands - Ben O’Connor guards against over-confidence against struggling Dutch

BEN O’CONNOR insists Great Britain are not getting ahead of themselves in their bid to clinch World Championship gold in Belfast.

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Sheffield Steelers' Ben O'Connor. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Ben O’Connor pledges future to Sheffield Steelers

PAUL THOMPSON said persuading Ben O’Connor to commit his future to Sheffield Steelers was pivotal to his plans for the club.

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Jonathan Phillips (in blue) tips in Paul Swindlehurst's shot to make it 2-1 against Lithuania. Picture: Dean Woolley.

WATCH: Great Britain 5 Lithuania 2 - Hosts heading towards Japan promotion showdown

GREAT BRITAIN remain on course for what seems an inevitable shoot-out with Japan for World Championship gold after maintaining their 100 per cent record at the tournament with a 5-2 win against Lithuania.

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Sheffield Steelers' Davey Phillips celebrates with the Elite League play off trophy earlier this month. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Davey Phillips marks new Sheffield Steelers deal in winning style

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ Davey Phillips marked his new one-year deal with the club by scoring a goal in Great Britain’s 5-1 win over Estonia at the World Championships.

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Steelers' Robert Dowd celebrates his goal for GB against Croagtia in Belfast on Sunday. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Croatia 2 Great Britain 4 - Resilience pays off for hosts in Belfast

Robert Dowd says Great Britain showed great resilience to beat Croatia 4-2 in their opening game at the World Championship Division 1 Group B in Belfast.

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Jonathan Phillips, in action against Poland last weekend in Coventry. Picture: Scott Wiggins/IHUK.

Home comforts should aid GB’s World Championships promotion bid in Belfast

JONATHAN PHILLIPS insists Great Britain’s players can only benefit from playing in front of a home crowd as they get their latest World Championship Division 1B bid underway in Belfast tomorrow.

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MAGIC MOMENT: Guillaume Desbiens is mobbed by his Sheffield Steelers' team-mates after scoring a dramatic overtime winner against Nottingham in the EIHL play-off quarter-finals last month. Picture: Dean Woolley.

‘Warrior’ Guillaume Desbiens sticking around at Sheffield Steelers

HIGH praise indeed.

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Sheffield Steelers' head coach, Paul Thompson. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Sheffield Steelers hand themselves testing pre-season

SHEFFIELD STEELERS have pulled out all the stops to aid their preparations to reclaim the Elite League crown in 2017-18 by scheduling a tough pre-season against top European opposition.

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BACK FOR MORE: Sheffield Steelers' Ervins Mustukovs will return for a third season with the club in August. Picture: Dean Woolley.

‘Crucial’ signing of Mustukovs sealed by Sheffield Steelers

PAUL THOMPSON admitted he is relieved to have his No 1 goaltender situation sorted for 2017-18 season after Ervins Mustukovs agreed a new one-year deal.

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GB head coach, Pete Russell. Picture courtesy of GB Hockey

Sheffield Steelers’ quartet make GB World Championships squad

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ Luke Ferrara has lost out on a spot at the World Championships after missing the final cut for the Great Britain squad.

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STICKING AROUND: Sheffield Steelers' forward, Mathieu Roy. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Going nowhere: Mathieu Roy commits his future to Sheffield Steelers

COACH Paul Thompson insists Mathieu Roy is one of the key pillars whom he wants to build Sheffield Steelers over the next couple of years.

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Paul Thompson and Jerry Anderson

Sheffield Steelers hand Paul Thompson new deal for helping build club environment

Sheffield Steelers have rewarded their play-off winning head coach Paul Thompson with a new deal.

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GALLERY - See how Sheffield Steelers came from behind to win the Elite League Play-offs

SHEFFIELD STEELERS produced a stunning end to their 2016-17 season when they came from behind to beat Cardiff Devils 6-5 in double overtime to win the Elite League Play-off title for a fifth time.

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Video - Sheffield Steelers play-off hero Levi Nelson finds the perfect antidote for his pain

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ head coach Paul Thompson has revealed match-winner Levi Nelson played through the pain barrier to fire his team to the Elite League play-off title.

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