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Preparation time welcomed as Sheffield Steelers open with early visit from Panthers

SHEFFIELD STEELERS will be better prepared than ever before for an Elite League campaign, according to head coach Paul Thompson.

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NEW FACE: Scott Aarssen, in action for Braehead Clan. Picture: Al Goold

Sheffield Steelers feeling complete after arrival of Scott Aarssen

SCOTT AARSSEN admits he didn’t have to think twice about signing for Sheffield Steelers once it became clear the South Yorkshire club were interested in him.

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Andreas Valdix is back for a second season with Sheffield Steelers. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Patience is a virtue as Sheffield Steelers bring back Andreas Valdix

PAUL THOMPSON has expressed his delight after striking a deal to bring playmaker Andreas Valdix back to the club for a second season.

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

Sheffield Steelers given Denmark posting for Continental Cup

PAUL THOMPSON spoke of his relief after learning Sheffield Steelers will be entered for the 2017-18 IIHF Continental Cup at the third round stage.

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New Sheffield Steelers' signing, Brady Ramsay

Energetic approach of Brady Ramsay adds fuel to Sheffield Steelers’ title drive

NEW Sheffield Steelers signing Brady Ramsay promises to be a bundle of energy for the five-time Elite League champions after joining for the 2017-18 season.

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Joonas Ronnberg. Picture supplied by Sheffield Steelers.

Shutdown giant Joonas Ronnberg snapped up by Sheffield Steelers

THE improving reputation of the Elite League helped Sheffield Steelers snap up Finnish defenceman Joonas Ronnberg for the 2017-18 season.

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TIm Wallace. Picture provided by Sheffield Steelers.

‘No-nonsense’ Tim Wallace adds power to Sheffield Steelers’ ranks

PAUL THOMPSON capped off a busy week for Sheffield Steelers today by announcing a third signing in as many days.

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Jerry Andersson.

‘Smart’ Jonas Westerling tipped to shine at Sheffield Steelers

JERRY ANDERSSON believes Sheffield Steelers’ players will benefit hugely from the addition of Swedish forward Jonas Westerling to the roster for 2017-18.

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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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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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