Dowdy Passes 700 Points with 2 Goals in Dundee
Robert Dowd led the way with 2 goals and 3 points in the Steelers 5-0 road win in Dundee
Dowdy past the 700 EIHL points tally, becoming just the 4th player to achieve this incredible feat.
Period scores of 0-1 / 0-3 / 0-1 with the Steelers dominant throughout.
Steelers gave Zach Vinnell his debut with Scott Allen remaining in Sheffield after illness.
Matt Greenfield started the game in goal.
First Period …
Josh Nicholls had the Steelers first chance with Kevin Carr making his first save of the night in the first minute.
Steelers started well had they had the Stars penned into their own zone early on.
Matt Greenfield was called on to make some important saves of his own as Dundee found their feet mid-way through the period.
Mikko Juusola and Marco Vallerand both had chances in the same shift but Carr again stood tall
Brett Neumann set up Daniel Ciampini who slid the puck through the crease
With just 67 seconds remaining Brett Neumann made the pass to Patrick Watling who fired past Carr for the games opening goal
First Period: Dundee Stars 0-1 Steelers
Second Period …
A great start to the period for the Steelers with Dominic Cormier blasting home for the Steelers to double our advantage (0-2) assisted Daniel Ciampini.
Brendan Harms went for boarding at 25.01 with Mitchell Balmas down and helped back to the bench.
25.51 and a little fight as All and Saucerman exchanged punches, both taking 5 minute penalties in the process.
29.14 and what a tip by Daniel Ciampini with the re-direct past Kevin Carr for the 3-0 lead (assisted Nevalainen and Dowd (699 point))
31.25 and Steelers take their first penalty as Marco Vallerand is called for tripping – Steelers killed the Dundee advantage
33.58 and a historic goal as Robert Dowd made it 4-0, it was Dowdy’s 700th point in the EIHL (assisted Mitchell Balmass) with a close range finish.
Third Period …
42.15 and any hope the Stars had were extinguished when Robert Dowd scores his 2nd of the night from a tight angle
Zach Vinnell made a nice play and faked a shot to make a pass to Brett Neumann who just failed to connect
Dowdy was everywhere and made a great block on the goal line when Matt Greenfield was out of position
Penalties at 51.01 as Allen and Simpson clashed and were sent to the box
Phelan for the Stars to the box at 52.54 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
A final few chances at the end of the game with Neumann and Balmass going close.
Final Score: Dundee Stars 0-5 Sheffield Steelers