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Sheffield Steelers down but far from out, insists coach Paul Thompson

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ head coach Paul Thompson has vowed to stop the rot after his team endured a miserable weekend in the race for the Elite League title.

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Cole Shudra was on target for GB, but it was too late to prevent defeat. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Video: GB’s youngsters come up just short in World Championship promotion bid

GREAT BRITAIN Under-20s were forced to settle for a World Championship bronze medal in Dumfries, missing out on promotion on the final day.

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Cardiff Devils' players celebrate one of their four goals against Sheffield Steelers on Saturday night. Picture: Helen Brabon/EIHL

Highlights - Cardiff Devils 4 Sheffield Steelers 1: ‘Tough times’ continue in Conference for Steelers

PAUL THOMPSON admitted his Sheffield Steelers were experiencing “tough times” as their bid for a sixth Elite League title was seriously undermined by defeat in South Wales on Saturday night.

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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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RETURNING SOON: Zack Fitzgerald may be back for Tuesday's Challenge Cup quarter-final second leg against Dundee Stars. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Video: Fitzgerald targets return to ice for Sheffield Steelers in time to face Dundee Stars

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ head coach Paul Thompson has pencilled in defenceman Zack Fitzgerald for a return to action next Tuesday.

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Sheffield Steelers' Jonathan Phillips and team-mate Davey Phillips battle hard for the puck at Dundee on Wednesday night. Picture: Derek Black/EIHL.

Highlights - Dundee Stars 2 Sheffield Steelers 7: Semi-final spot within Steelers’ grasp

SHEFFIELD STEELERS have one foot in the semi-finals of the Elite League’s Challenge Cup after continuing their domination of Dundee Stars.

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

Dundee Stars v Sheffield Steelers: Thompson looking for positive response from misfiring team

SHEFFIELD STEELERS will head to Dundee Stars for the first leg of their Challenge Cup quarter-final tonight with plenty to prove tonight – not least of all to their irate head coach, Paul Thompson.

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STOP THERE: Jonathan Phillips gets up close and personal with Belfast Giants' Kevin Raine in Sunday night's 3-2 defeat for the hosts at Sheffield Arena. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Belfast Giants proving too hot for Sheffield Steelers

FOR Cardiff Devils, read Belfast Giants.

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INTERNATIONAL CALLING: Sheffield Steelers' Cole Shudra will play as a forward in Dumfires for GB Under-20s. Picture: Dean Woolley

Youngsters aiming for World Championship gold in Dumfries

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ duo Liam Kirk and Cole Shudra are this week expected to play an integral role in Great Britain Under-20s’ World Championship campaign, which gets underway in Scotland tomorrow.

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Sheffield Steelers close gap after disposing of Braehead Clan

SHEFFIELD STEELERS turned in an impressive display to move up to second in the Elite League standings after a 4-1 win at Braehead Clan.

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SKATING BACK: Sheffield Steelers' defenceman Zack Fitzgerald took to the ice after main practice in Sheffield on Thursday. 
Picture: Dean Woolley

Sheffield Steelers hopeful over Zack Fitzgerald return for Cardiff Devils trip

Defenceman Zack Fitzgerald took a big step on the road to recovery yesterday when he skated for the first time since being hit in the face by a puck.

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HELLO TO ... Miika Fransilla

One in, one out as Sheffield Steelers strive to find right formula

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ head coach Paul Thompson is confident Finnish defenceman Miika Franssila will prove an “excellent fit” for the Elite League club.

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COLLISION COURSE: Sheffield Steelers defenceman Davey Phillips gets in the path of Milton Keyness Francis Verreault-Paul at Sheffield Arena last night.Picture: Dean Woolley

Sheffield Steelers respond quickly to snuff out Milton Keynes Lightning

YOU win some, you lose some; at least, that seems to be Sheffield Steelers’ way at the moment.

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MISSING IN ACTION: Zack Fitzgerald is ruled out after taking a puck to the mouth in win over Coventry last Sunday. Picture: Dean Woolley

Captain Phillips calls on Sheffield Steelers to fill gap left by Fitzgerald

JONATHAN PHILLIPS says Sheffield Steelers have to up their game to make up for the sizeable hole left by injured defenceman Zack Fitzgerald.

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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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HELLO, IS IT ME YOU'RE LOOKING FOR: Joonas Ronnberg will be back in the Sheffield Steelers line-up this weekend. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Defenceman Ronnberg answers SOS call to help Sheffield Steelers

WHAT is it about Sheffield Steelers and defencemen?

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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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Levi Nelson. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Return home has Sheffield Steelers sweating over Nelson

IT IS back to the weekly grind for Sheffield Steelers as they return to Elite League action following their highs of last weekend when they secured progression in the Continental Cup.

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ON TOP: Sheffield Steelers' players celebrate their third powerplay goal in the first period against Kurbads Riga. Picture: Dean Woolley

Video: Sheffield Steelers remain ‘cool, calm and collected’ to maintain their bid for European glory

SHEFFIELD STEELERS are hoping they can win home ice advantage after keeping their Continental Cup dream alive in Denmark.

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