Steelers Confirm CHL Participation

Steelers to face six sides in the CHL

The Sheffield Steelers have confirmed their participation in next seasons Champions Hockey league.

Club officials met with CHL, including CEO Martin Baumann, over the play off weekend, where plans were agreed to attend the official draw in Prague on the 22nd May.

“It’s a very different competition to the one we entered a few years ago” said owner Tony Smith “we were grateful to Martin and Monika Reinhard (Communication Director) for their time over the weekend and left the meeting excited and motivated to deliver great events at the Utilita Arena against the highest standard of opposition. 

“Unlike in our two previous CHL experiences we won’t be playing just two team’s home and away, we will in fact face 6 sides, 3 at home and a different 3 on the road with the points being won added to a league table of all 24 competing sides with the top 16 progressing to the knockout stages.

“Our ambition is to ensure that we sell-out our three home games, we will make these special events affordable to all. 

“The CHL are excited to welcome us back into the competition and they reiterated this weekend that they haven’t seen fans likes ours supporting their club in the way that our supporters do. We want to make our journey in the CHL exciting for all players, coaches and most importantly the fans.

“Once the draw has been made the club and the Supporters Club will work with the venues in Europe we will be attending to ensure that as many of our supporters as possible can travel to these huge games in these fantastic venues. 

“In recent years both Cardiff and Belfast have represented the Elite League superbly well with the Giants only missing out by 1 point progression into the knockout stages last year. We want to try and kick on, replicate and surpass their achievements and turn the CHL Orange”

Important Dates –

CHL Draw in Prague on Wednesday 22nd May

CHL Commences on Thursday 5th September, 2024

Steelers Previous Experience in the CHL

Steelers have previously competed in the Champions Hockey League, twice, in season 2015/16 and 2016/17

Steelers Record is Played 8, Won 1, Lost 7 (Victory against Red Bull Salzburg 5-2)

The clubs first CHL goal was scored by Colton Fretter against Frolunda Gothenburg.

Steelers top scorer in the competition is Robert Dowd (4 goals) see photo attached.

Robert Dowd