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.

Crazy Nights – A weekly Steelers perspective

With apologies to KISS; the first rock band I ever listened to at the tender age of five.

It’s certainly been a crazy time for us Steelers supporters. Another new signing, the Challenge Cup draw, a home goal fest and the extension of an unwanted record. All of these packaged into one week. It’s never dull at all these days. Welcome to my thoughts of the Steelers week that was, thoughts which are not those of the club itself or its staff.

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Former Steelers Head Coach lands DEL position

Former Coventry Blaze and Sheffield Steelers Head Coach Paul Thompson is back in hockey employment. Today Deutsche Eishockey League (DEL) side Schwenninger Wild Wings announced they had appointed him in succession to Canadian Pat Cortina who was relieved of his Head Coach duties towards the back end of last month.

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Bring Me Sunshine: A Weekly Steelers Perspective

Things have certainly started to look rosier in the Sheffield Steelers garden recently. Results have started to pick up and there are definitive signs that the dark mist which had enveloped the club in the opening month, is starting to clear. As always, what you are about to read are my own views and opinions; and not that of the Sheffield Steelers themselves.

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What’s New Pussycat: A weekly Steelers perspective

I know one thing is for certain whether it be a past, present or future season…you never have a quiet week when you’re a Sheffield Steelers supporter. Even the close season is never duller than ditchwater, there’s always something happening. This week was no exception as the rollercoaster of emotions took more and more twists. Read on…

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Ben O’Connor: Returning to Sheffield

Ben O’Connor has returned to the Elite League.

The GB internationalist’s Allsvenskan side Leksands IF tonight confirmed that he would be leaving the club with immediate effect after the game this evening, and few doubted that he will be heading back to the home comforts that is the Elite League. So what next?

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Things Can Only Get Better: A weekly Steelers perspective

Charles Dickens once wrote a novel entitled “A Tale Of Two Cities”; and to be honest that could have be the title of this week’s musings. But in keeping with my musical themes, I’ve gone for a 90s dance track which sums the feeling up better. Thanks to Julie Cassidy for the inspiration. It was another week which saw the Steelers going through all kinds of emotions, but end it on a high note. Read on, it’s a lengthy one…

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The Only Way Is Up: A weekly Steelers perspective

With apologies to Yazz and the Plastic Population.

Life is still not fantastic if you’re a Steelers supporter; the team are bottom of the Elite League table and on the receiving end of mirth and derision from everyone else in the EIHL family. However, we have a new head coach in place and between ourselves: have a bit of hope. Read on for my weekly musings.

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