Shut-Out for Greenfield as Steelers March On against the Storm.
Shorthanded Steelers, with the GB 4, marched on with a 3-0 victory over the Manchester Storm.
Wearing the “C” for the first time, Kevin Tansey led the way, not only scoring but leading the team to a convincing victory. Matt Greenfield recorded his 9th shut out of the season
The Steelers GB had a good night as well with Robert Dowd scoring a hat trick with single strikes to Cole Shudra, Brandon Whistle and Sam Jones in the 11-0 beating of Serbia
Line Up Changes
With the GB 4 missing and Angus Laing injured, Steelers drafted in former captain Jonathan Phillips, Sam Cooper and Daniel Crowe from the Steeldogs.
All three received a massive reception with the cheer of the night for the Phillips return.
Steelers laid the groundworks to victory with a 2-0 period and goals from Patrick Watling and Kevin Tansey
Steelers weren’t quick out of the gates and Matt Greenfield made a couple of big saves before the opening goal.
13.35 when Patrick Watling opened the scoring with assists to both Josh Nicholls and Patrick Harper.
Despite constant pressure, Steelers were struggling to add to their lead thanks to the goaltending of Evan Wenninger in the Storm goal as he denied multiple raids on his goal.
19.51 and Steelers finally broke through with a solo effort from Kevin Tansey as he leaked and then backhanded past Wenninger to double the advantage before the break.
21.52 and Juusola off for interference giving the Storm the chance on the power-play
25.21 and Stephen Johnson sent to the bin for hooking – Steelers time on the power-play
Both penalties were killed and Steelers remained in control.
26.06 Steelers make it 3-0 as Ciampini scores from close range and a dominant spell from him and his line mates (assists to Saucerman and Vallerand)
A scoreless final period with Steelers in total command.
Storm did have a chance on the power-play when at 43.52 Brien Diffley was sent to the box for holding the stick, Steelers killed and it was enough to see out the game victorious.
Matt Greenfield rounded off his shut out and man of the match performance with a couple of late saves but the Steelers waggon keeps rolling
Final Score: Steelers 3-0 Manchester Storm.
Man of the Match
Presented by Match Sponsors Hillfoot Steel went to goalie Matt Greenfield
Matt Greenfield with the help of some friends re-enacted Dodgeball
Next Home Game(s)
Wednesday 14th February
Steelers Vs. Guildford Flames
Arena Face Off 7.30pm
All Tickets just £8
Saturday 17th February
Steelers Vs. Nottingham Panthers
Arena Face Off 7.00pm