All posts by Mark Duell

Hockey fan since 1980, and Sheffield Steelers supporter since 1991 when they first started up. Been to watch hockey all around the world, one ambition left is to see a Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Final and with it a New Jersey Devils win.

Paul Thompson: A personal critique

With two wins from their first six games, the new look Sheffield Steelers are struggling to find their cohesion. Matt and Ryan Rupert have been let go as Head Coach/General Manager Paul Thompson tries to find that consistency. He’s also split the fanbase with an ever increasing majority getting fed up with him, but there are still some who think he needs time to turn the Steelers fortunes around. Here are my thoughts, and they are mine alone.

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EIHL Stars of the Past: Jade Galbraith

Welcome to the start of a new feature that we are going to keep going between us all. We’re going to look at some EIHL Stars of the Past, those players who made quite an impact on us during their time on these shores. To make it even more interesting, some of the names might never have played for the team we individually support.

I bring you the first entry here, Jade Galbraith.

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Game Previews: 18-19 September 2018

Welcome back to your game previews. Just a couple of games to keep us going before the next weekend of action. There’s one game tomorrow night, Tuesday, and one more on the Wednesday. Both games look interesting encounters, so let’s look ahead to them right now.

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Steelers pay the penalty then get burned away: Weekend Review

Welcome to my review of this weekend’s Sheffield Steelers games. The weekend saw the Steelers host Manchester Storm on the Saturday in Challenge Cup action, then make the trip down to Surrey and the Spectrum to face the Guildford Flames in Elite League action. Could they build on back to back to wins against Milton Keynes and Fife? Here’s my analysis..

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Game Previews: Sunday 16 September 2018

The latest round of fixtures in the 2018-19 season conclude on Sunday with more games in the Challenge Cup and Elite League. It’s safe to say that the season is well underway now. So who’s playing who on Sunday? Here’s your guide to the games themselves.

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Game Previews: Saturday 15 September 2018

It’s the second full weekend of action in the new 2018-19 season, and once more it’s a full programme on the Saturday. Well for the pedantic ones out there, it’s as full a programme as we can have with one team without a game. Four matches in the Challenge Cup, spread across all three groups, and a classic encounter in the Elite League itself. It promises to be a cracker. Let’s look ahead to those games.

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Game Preview: Friday 14 September 2018

Just the single game on Friday night, and it’s in the Challenge Cup qualifying stages. Belfast Giants host the Dundee Stars in the SSE Arena, and many people think that they will make it three wins out of three. Let’s look ahead to it.

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