Defenseman Ben O’Connor has an impressive career behind him. He moved to the USA to live with his uncle and improve and hone his craft. He has also played a season in France and further afield in Kazakhstan and was called up to the squad for team GB this year for the 9th time since first playing for them in the 2004-2005 season in the World Junior Championships.
So the game didn’t quite go our way… It’s been the best performance by the Steelers against the Blaze all season. I mean, I know I wasn’t the only one sat in the away end hoping for a small reprieve. If only, for one more goal from the Steelers. The men who made us proud to wear our jerseys.
It started out as just another game, a clean slate after last weekends 4 point loss to the Blaze. The Steelers came out of the blocks looking a little… Loose? Bear with me here, this isn’t by any means a post to tell the world I’ve jumped ship. Far from it in fact.
Me, my sister Elana and my little shorty (that’s Sophia, she’s nearly 3 and Scorch’s biggest fan girl) are heading up to the Skydome in Coventry for the 4th collision between the Steelers and Blaze this year.
Here’s hoping we don’t see them lose again, since the Blaze seem to have our damn number… (Who handed that over??) and so far the boys in Orange just don’t seem to be able to extinguish the fire. Ever the optimist that I am, I don’t know that the Steelers will lose every single game to the Blaze.
With the new addition to the Coventry side in the form of ex-Braehead Clan player Chris Bruton and with Guillaume Desbiens returning to the Steelers with a strong showing last night in Sheffield, I continue to have faith that the Steel City will come out victorious.
Come say hi! We don’t bite, we’re sat in the away end amongst the Orange Army.
Photo Source: The National Scot
BREAKING NEWS: Coventry Blaze have just announced a trade between them and EIHL rivals Braehead Clan with Neil Trimm heading for the Glasgow side in return for the Clan’s Chris Bruton.
Following the game last night at the Coventry Skydome, I managed to catch up with Sheffield Steelers enforcer and all round great guy, Zack Fitzgerald for a quick chat before they headed off home.
With the loss last night still fresh in the mind of the Sheffield Steelers they come to the Skydome tonight seeking retribution and two vital points.