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Frustration for Sheffield Steelers over what could have been in Continental Cup bid

HEAD COACH Paul Thompson was left with a clear sense of frustration after seeing his Sheffield Steelers team settle for third in the Continental Cup Final.

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BAD TO WORSE: Joe Root leads his players off the field after losing the first Ashes Test match in Brisbane. It got no better for the England team throughout the tour. Picture: James O'Brien/PA.

Podcast: CricketTalk - The Ashes: The Final Word (well, almost)

THERE WAS so much optimism in the England camp ahead of the recent Ashes Test series - many outside also believing that it was a fair fight going into the first match in Brisbane.

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Video – Continental Cup: Matheson confident Sheffield Steelers can prevail in Minsk

MARK MATHESON knows what it takes to win a Continental Cup – and believes Sheffield Steelers should stick to what they know best in order to succeed this weekend in Belarus.

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Video – Continental Cup: Sheffield Steelers planning to meet their own great expectations

THERE ARE not many outside the Sheffield Steelers’ camp who expect them to succeed in this weekend’s Continental Cup – but that does not faze captain Jonathan Phillips.

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FLASHPOINT: Andrews Jamtin gets to grips with Belfast Giants' David Rutherford during Saturday's 5-1 defeat at the SSE Arena. Picture: Picture: Press Eye/Darren Kidd/EIHL.

Sheffield Steelers look towards Europe after sharing honours in Belfast double-header

PAUL THOMPSON quickly moved on to preparations for Sheffield Steelers' Continental Cup challenge after ending their three-day trip to Northern Ireland on a losing note.
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UNDER PRESSURE: Sheffield Steelers' goal comes under pressure at the SSE Arena. Picture: Press Eye/Darren Kidd/EIHL.

Belfast Giants 2 Sheffield Steelers 3: Jamtin excels to end losing streak against Giants

SHEFFIELD STEELERS moved up to second in the Elite League standings after finally getting the better of title rivals Belfast Giants at the fifth attempt.

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SIDELINED: Centre John Armstrong could be missing in action for Sheffield Steelers for up to three months. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Thompson keeps Armstrong close at hand for Sheffield Steelers

WITH a tally of 37 points from 40 games this season, centre John Armstrong’s long-term absence through an ill-timed hand injury certainly leaves a big hole for Sheffield Steelers to fill.

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

Belfast Giants v Sheffield Steelers: Double-header offers chance for Steelers to turn up heat on rivals

SHEFFIELD STEELERS' head coach Paul Thompson has urged his players to stay patient when they travel to bogey side Belfast Giants in a double-header weekend.
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Paul Thompson: Laid the foundations for Great Britains promotion in 2017.

State of the Nation - Ice Hockey: Mid-season camp would give national team equal footing

HAVING memorably won gold and, with it, promotion to the second tier of the international game in Belfast last April, 2018 is a big year for the Great Britain’s men’s national team under head coach Peter Russell.

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PUCK SHALT NOT PAST: Ervins Mustukovs

Sheffield Steelers v Manchester Storm: Thompson keen for Steelers to maintain momentum

ALL the talk of the past week will understandably have been about Sheffield Steelers’ back-to-back shutout wins over arch-rivals Nottingham Panthers.

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LET BATTLE COMMENCE: Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers clash twice in as many days in the Elite League. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Sheffield Steelers’ self-belief remains strong ahead of Nottingham Panthers double bill

THE ONE thing that seems to have eluded Sheffield Steelers all season so far has been consistency.

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Sheffield Steelers' Jonathan Phillips. 
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Struggling Braehead Clan still possess potential to ruin Sheffield Steelers’ Christmas

JONATHAN PHILLIPS believes Braehead Clan will arrive in Sheffield tonight in something of a false position as they continue to adjust to life under new head coach John Tripp.

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Rod Sarich. Picture: Dean Woolley.

No regrets for former Sheffield Steelers’ favourite Sarich as he builds life outside the game

AS conclusions to sporting careers go, it could not have gone much better for Rod Sarich.

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Sheffield Steelers head coach Paul Thompson will look for his side to beat Cardiff Devils tonight (Picture: Dean Woolley).

Steelers face testing trip to tackle Devils

SHEFFIELD STEELERS head to South Wales tonight knowing it could prove a pivotal moment for their Elite League title hopes.

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Jonny Bairstow says England still have three chances to put things right in Australia (Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire).

The Ashes: We still believe we can do something special, insists Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow

JONNY BAIRSTOW is confident England can finally put all the off-pitch distractions behind them in order to hit back against Australia and go on to retain The Ashes.

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Kane Williamson is returning to Yorkshire for almost two months of the 2018 season (Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com).

‘Cool, calm and collected’ Kane Williamson returns to Yorkshire for 2018

MARTYN MOXON says Kane Williamson will prove a “perfect fit” for Yorkshire after the New Zealand captain agreed to return to Headingley for a fourth spell.

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THAT'S JUST FOR STARTERS: Robert Dowd celebrates scoring Sheffield Steelers' opener against Dundee Stars on Wednesday night. Picture: Derek Black/EIHL.

Dundee Stars 2 Sheffield Steelers 7: Nelson doubles up to help Steelers forget DOPS hit

IT'S fair to say the Dundee Stars have probably had enough of the Sheffield Steelers this season.

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YOU'RE UP: Teenage defenceman Cole Shudra is likely to see plenty of ice time at Dundee Stars on Wednesday night, says head coach Paul Thompson. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Dundee Stars v Sheffield Steelers: Deveaux shown the door as Steelers look to shoot down Stars yet again

IF nothing else, tonight's latest trek north to Scotland for Sheffield Steelers has been given added spice courtesy of yesterday's Challenge Cup draw.

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Andreas Valdix scores Sheffield Steelers second goal last night against Coventry Blaze. Picture: Dean Woolley

Video: Sheffield Steelers hit back quickly from Lightning jolt to down Coventry Blaze

THREE minutes, three goals. If only it could be as simple as this more often.

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RETURN? Shaun Marsh, in County Championship action for Yorkshire this summer. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Recalled Australian Marsh ‘would be good signing’, says Yorkshire captain Ballance

GARY BALLANCE would welcome the return to Headingley of Ashes rival Shaun Marsh if Yorkshire decide to ask the Australian back for a second spell.

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