Nottingham Panthers vs Sheffield Steelers
Dominant Steelers Win 4-1 in Nottingham
A great night in Nottingham as Steelers are dominant against the Panthers with a 4-1 victory
Goals for Kielly, Ciampini, Vallerand and Shudra send the fans home happy and keep our 100% Challenge Cup record.
A First Period of 2 Halves
Steelers dominated the first 10 minutes and would have thought themselves unlucky to have not led by more than Kameron Kielly’s strike. However, once the Panthers had equalised they took over the majority of play in the second half of the period though the Steeler did hit back with a couple of late chances.
Steelers were off to a flyer with chances for Brett Neumann, Patrick Watling, Cole Shudra and Josh Nicholls.
It was however the returning Kameron Kielly who struck first at 7.46 after great work from Brandon Whistle who laid an inch perfect pass in Kielly’s wheelhouse for him to fire low past the impressive Rok Stoyanovic.
Cole Shudra sat out 2 minutes for hooking at 11.02 and the Panthers were quick to capitalise when Hugo Roy netted a minute later
Panthers then had a fine spell with Anthony Morrone called on to make some big saves.
Steelers came back towards the end of the period and forced Rok into a couple of excellent saves
Steelers in Control After Second Period.
Panthers jumped out of the period break fast and Anthony Morrone had to be alert early on.
Steelers on the power-play at 21.40 when Jordan Kelsall went for interference.
Just 9 seconds remained on the one man advantage when Daniel Ciampini scored, assisted Patrick Watling.
26.31 and Marco Vallerand continued his great form by auditing a 3rd goal, assisted Kevin Tansey and Mitchel Balmas.
30.24 and Vallerand was in the box for roughing, the Panthers came strong but Morrone again was in fine form, taking one shot off the mask. Steelers killed.
32.54 and Steelers thought they had a 4th when Patrick Watling found the back of the net. The goal was reviewed and then disallowed.
35.10 and with Panthers putting on the pressure Cole Shudra was called for cross checking – Steelers had a chance short handed when Mikko Juusola went close on a breakaway
Steelers killed and lead 3-1 after 40 minutes.
Shudra Wraps it up for the Steelers
Cole Shudra scored the only goal of the final period as he fired from distance through The Rok to wrap up the scoring on the night
Panthers ended the game with a 4 minute power-play after Robert Dowd took a 2 minute hooking minor followed by an unsportsmanlike penalty.
Final score: Nottingham Panthers 1-4 Sheffield Steelers