Sheffield Steelers kick off Elite Series campaign against Nottingham Panthers

SHEFFIELD STEELERS will kick off their Elite Series campaign against arch-rivals Nottingham Panthers.

Sheffield Steelers will kick off their Elite Series campaign against Nottingham Panthers on Saturday, April 3. Picture courtesy of Dean Woolley.

The schedule for the four-team, behind-closed-doors event at Nottingham’s National Ice Centre has been released today, with each team scheduled to play each other four times.

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The Steelers face 12 games in 23 days, starting with their first showdown against the Panthers at 7pm on Saturday, April 3, with Manchester Storm and Coventry Blaze kicking off the whole tournament earlier that day at 2pm.

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Further games against the Panthers are scheduled for Saturday, April 10 (7pm), Friday, April 16 (7pm) and Saturday, April 24 (2pm), with the Steelers finishing the group phase against former coach Ryan Finnerty’s Manchester on Saturday, April 25 (7pm).

Two, two-legged semi-finals will then take place across April 27-28 before the respective winners progress to a three-game playoff style final which will be spread across four days starting on Friday, April 30.

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Sheffield Steelers head coach Aaron Fox. Picture courtesy of Dean Woolley