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Sheffield Steelers v Edinburgh Capitals: Rod Sarich primed for Steelers’ return

IF Sheffield Steelers are to overhaul leaders Cardiff Devils and lift a third straight Elite League title, they won’t be fussy about who helps them along the way.

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TIPPING POINT: Sheffield Steelers Mathieu Roy gets a touch to deflect the puck past Manchester Storm goalie Mike Clemente for a 3-0 lead on Saturday. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Manchester Storm 3 Sheffield Steelers 4 (OT) - Nelson and Coyle keep defending champions in contention

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ captain Jonathan Phillips suggested ahead of the weekend that his team had used up all their lives in their three-way battle for the Elite League title with Cardiff Devils and Belfast Giants.

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JUST FOR STARTERS: Robert Dowd celebrates his 14th-minute opener against Manchester Storm. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Sheffield Steelers 3 Manchester Storm 1 - Title hunt still on for Steelers but Devils remain in control

SHEFFIELD STEELERS remained in the Elite League title hunt after a 3-1 win over Manchester Storm - but events elsewhere means their window of opportunity is closing all the time.

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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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OPTIMISTIC: Sheffield Steeldogs' player-coach, Greg Wood. Picture: Pete Best.

Greg Wood looking for more of the same from Sheffield Steeldogs

SHEFFIELD STEELDOGS will look to build on the good work of last weekend when they head to Swindon Wildcats on Saturday night.

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Jonathan Phillips - Captain’s Blog: We’ll never give up in our EIHL league title quest

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

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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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Sheffield Steelers' players celebrate against Fife Flyers on Wednesday night. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Sheffield Steelers keep eyes firmly on the main prize

SHEFFIELD STEELERS come up against their fiercest rivals Nottingham Panthers twice in the space of four days - and there is little doubt as to which encounter holds more importance.

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Hull player-coach, Jason Hewitt. Picture: Lois Tomlinson/Hull Pirates.

Hull Pirates and Sheffield Steeldogs strive for positive response

JASON HEWITT will be looking for a swift reaction from his Hull Pirates team as they look to bounce back from their midweek loss at leaders Telford.

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Andreas Valdix

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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Sheffield Steelers' defenceman, Ben O'Connor, left. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Sheffield Steelers v Fife Flyers - Margin for error from Steelers is small, says Ben O’Connor

BEN O’CONNOR believes Sheffield Steelers discovered their groove again at the weekend, but acknowledges they cannot afford to slip off the rails again if they are to make history by clinching a third straight Elite League title.

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Colton Fretter

HIGHLIGHTS: Colton Fretter helps Sheffield Steelers seal maximum haul

AS was required, Sheffield Steelers took care of business at their end over the weekend, picking up a maximum four points as they strive to chase down the Elite League’s top two.

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INCOMING: Sheffield Steelers' new signing, Canadian winger Geoff Walker

Geoff Walker wings in to help boost Sheffield Steelers’ title bid

GEOFF WALKER is expected to arrive in South Yorkshire on Monday morning after agreeing a mid-season switch to Sheffield Steelers.

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Keep believing: Sheffield Steelers refusing to give up on historic Elite League title treble

THEY may now be considered by many people as outsiders for the Elite League title, but Sheffield Steelers remain confident they can go on to make history by landing a third straight championship.

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Mathieu Roy gets up close and personal against Belfast Giants. Picture: Dean Woolley.

No excuses: Sheffield Steelers coach Paul Thompson blasts Steelers after double dip against Belfast Giants

IF you had asked Paul Thompson last Friday what the worst possible outcome would be from the weekend, it would have been two defeats for his Sheffield Steelers team while their two main title rivals picked up maximum four-point hauls.

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Mike Quesnele fires home into an empty Steelers' net to make it 2-0 to Belfast. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Sheffield Steelers 2 Belfast Giants 5 - Revenge sought after Steelers are floored by early Giants blast

SHEFFIELD STEELERS will look to even the score when they reconvene against Belfast Giants on Sunday night after suffering a 5-2 defeat to their title rivals on Saturday.

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Jonathan Phillips.

Complacency is not an issue for us – Phillips

CAPTAIN Jonathan Phillips is confident Sheffield Steelers can prevail in their ‘must-win’ double-header with Belfast Giants this weekend – but insisted there is little danger of the Elite League champions getting ahead of themselves.

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Cole Shudra

Lascek makes instant impact at Steeldogs

STANISLAV LASCEK contributed three assists on his return to Sheffield Steeldogs as they hammered Roses rivals Manchester Phoenix 7-1.

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ON TARGET: Andreas Valdix

Nottingham Panthers 1 Sheffield Steelers 2 - Valdix and Fretter give Steelers slender lead

SHEFFIELD STEELERS came back up the M1 with the slenderest of advantages after edging out Nottingham Panthers 2-1 in the first lef of their Challenge Cup semi-final.

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