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Sheffield Steelers 2 HV71 Jonkoping 5: End of the European trail is near for Steelers

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ hopes of a prolonged Champions Hockey League campaign have been all but extinguished after a frustrating night in South Yorkshire.

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Video: Early jump can help Sheffield Steelers register first CHL triumph, says John Armstrong

IT may have proved another tough start on the Champions Hockey League trail for Sheffield Steelers, but new centre John Armstrong believes it will only be of benefit in the long run.

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Video: Paul Thompson bullish over Sheffield Steelers’ CHL chances

WHILE most people will have written off his side’s Champions Hockey League chances, Sheffield Steelers’ head coach Paul Thompson is adamant his team are still alive and kicking in the competition.

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Sheffield Steelers' Jonathan Phillips battles for puck possession. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Jonathan Phillips - Captain’s Blog: We need to learn quickly from our mistakes

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

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Video: Zack Fitzgerald confident Sheffield Steelers can bounce back in HV71 rematch

ZACK FITZGERALD is convinced Sheffield Steelers’ “mental toughness” can only boost their chances of Champions Hockey League success this weekend.

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UP AGAINST IT: Sheffield Steelers concede a goal at Red Bull Salzburg. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Frustrated Thompson demands better from Sheffield Steelers after heavy CHL loss in Salzburg

AS lessons go it was a pretty harsh one. But Sheffield Steelers have been here before.

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Sheffield Steelers' Mike Ratchuk. Picture: Dean Woolley

Sheffield Steelers’ swift return to the ice welcomed by Mike Ratchuk

MIKE RATCHUK believes a quick turnaround will benefit Sheffield Steelers as they prepare to bounce back from an opening loss in their Champions Hockey League campaign.

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Robert Dowd scores Steelers' equaliser four minutes into the third period. Picture: Dean Woolley.

HV71 Jonkoping 5 Sheffield Steelers 3: Plenty of early promise but Steelers pay the penalty in Sweden

PAUL THOMPSON cut a bitterly frustrated figure in Sweden after costly penalties saw his Sheffield Steelers side fall short of registering their first-ever Champions Hockey League win.

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Video: Lure of taking on Europe’s elite again brings Rod Sarich back into fold for Sheffield Steelers

AS retirements go, it has to be said it’s been quite short-lived.

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Mathieu Roy in action for the Steelers against Aalborg on Sunday night. Picture: Chris Etchells

Timely workout helps Sheffield Steelers prepare for big European tests

A LIVELY double header against Aalborg Pirates provided Sheffield Steelers with everything they were looking for ahead of their second Champions Hockey League campaign.

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Paul Thompson is busy preparing his Sheffield Steelers team for next Thursday's Champions Hockey League opener in Sweden against HV71. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Time precious for Sheffield Steelers as second bout of CHL looms

THEY may be billed merely as ‘pre-season friendlies’ or ‘exhibition’ games, but make no mistake - this weekend’s two matches against Aalborg are hugely important for Sheffield Steelers.

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Jason Hewitt, in action for Sheffield Steelers last season. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Capture of Jason Hewitt shows ambitious Hull Pirates’ desire to upgrade

DOMINIC OSMAN hopes Hull Pirates’ signing of Jason Hewitt sends out a clear message about the club’s ambitions for their second season.

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Hull Pirates' player-coach, Dominic Osman.

Tough first year gives Hull Pirates’ coach Dominic Osman added incentive to improve

HULL PIRATES’ first season was certainly a character-building journey as the young side endured a difficult debut in the English Premier League.

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Swedish centre, Andreas Valdix has signed for Sheffield Steelers ahead of the 2016-17 season.

Sheffield Steelers feeling complete after capture of Swedish forward Andreas Valdix

PAUL THOMPSON has declared himself a happy coach after finding a player he considers the “perfect fit” in order to complete his Sheffield Steelers roster for the 2016-17 campaign.

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NEW ARRIVAL: Sheffield Steelers' defenceman, Christoffer Bjorklund

Calming influence of Christoffer Bjorklund helps Sheffield Steelers ‘get the balance right’

SHEFFIELD STEELERS head coach Paul Thompson believes he has got the balance “right” after completing his defensive line-up for the 2016-17 season.

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John Armstrong has signed with Sheffield Steelers for the 2016-17 season.

Sheffield Steelers coach Paul Thompson lands big helping hand

PAUL THOMPSON believes he has made a “big” statement with his latest addition to the Sheffield Steelers roster.

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Belfast's SSE Arena

Home comforts can inspire GB at 2017 World Championships in Belfast

AFTER years of travelling all over Europe, GB’s men’s team can enjoy some ‘home comforts’ for a change after Belfast won the right to stage the 2017 World Championships.

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Jesse Schultz

‘Offensive punch’ heading for Sheffield Steelers with capture of Jesse Schultz

PAUL THOMPSON has hailed Jesse Schultz as the “perfect fit” for Sheffield Steelers after landing the talented winger for the 2016-17 campaign.

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Jonathan Phillips.

Phillips backs Steelers to cause Champions League upset

SHEFFIELD STEELERS may head into their second Champions Hockey League campaign already written off by many - but captain Jonathan Phillips believes they are capable of causing a major surprise.

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