Youngster Jack Brammer backed to make most of ‘raw talent at Sheffield Steeldogs

BEN MORGAN says Jack Brammer must continue to make the most of the opportunities that will be thrust his way at Sheffield Steeldogs.

UP-AND-COMING: Sheffield Steeldogs' Jack Brammer. Picture courtesy of Peter Best.

The youngster was thrust into the fray perhaps more than originally anticipated last season in NIHL National for the Steeldogs, but showed he was capable of holding his own, despite only being 16-years-old.

Having just passed his 17th birthday, the forward has signed to return for the 2020-21 campaign and continue his development under player-coach Ben Morgan.

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“Jack is a raw talent,” said Morgan. “He took a lot of the opportunities that were thrust upon him last season but he stayed level-headed.

BELIEF: Sheffield Steeldogs' player-coach, Ben Morgan Picture courtesy of Cerys Molloy

“He knows he will have to bide his time and things are not always going to go his way in terms of ice time and opportunities.

““He is a very direct player – he knows how to get from A to B. He’s got strength and power and he has a sheer belief in his own ability to take people on .

“He will go head to head with any player and try to outwork them. His focus now is about understanding when to make those decisions.”

Brammer, another product of the Steeldogs’ Prospect Programme, scored four goals and three assists in 37 appearances for the Steeldogs last season and is looking to make further advances whenever the sportmis given the green light to return.

“I want to develop my game, to get onto power plays and penalty kill situations,” said Brammer.

“I’ll need to work hard in the gym and transfer that fitness onto the ice. I’m looking forward to working more with Morgs and Greg Wood – they identify where my strengths and weaknesses are and help me progress with all aspects of the game. I just want to contribute to the team and prove I belong on the team.”

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