Monday 26th September 2011
A big second period set up an outstanding 6-4 victory for the Steelers against the Coventry Blaze on Saturday night.
Sheffield Steelers' Clark, Ramsay and League go goal hunting
Neil Clark once again led the way with 2 goals and a 5 point night as his line with Jeff Legue and Mike Ramsay set the tone.
It was the Blaze though that struck first when Luke Fulghum scored the only goal of the first period in the 7th minute
Steelers came out the stronger in a dominant second session.
Ryan Finnerty's side scored 3 goals in just 7 minutes with strikes from Legue, Huttle and Ramsay - Neil Clark assisting on all three. Legue added a second, short handed, with only a minute to go in the period with the Blaze just having a second goal from Fulghum to show for their 20 minutes work.
Steelers looked like they had the game done and dusted when Clark scored at 41.23 but the Blaze battled back with two powerplay goals from Arron Nell and Owen Fussey.
Blaze coach Paul Thompson pulled his goalie in the final moments but the Steelers once again pounded and Neil Clark finished off another big night at the arena with his 2nd goal and 5th point.
Other scores on Saturday evening:
Belfast Giants 2-1 Nottingham Panthers
Brahead Clan 6-0 Dundee Stars
Cardiff Devils 4-2 Hull Stingrays
Coach Ryan Finnerty said,
"Well we don't make it easy for ourselves do we" following the Steelers 6-4 victory over Coventry. "I will say one thing about this team though, we are never beaten and we find a way to win.
I'm happy with a lot of things tonight but still say we have a long way to go, still say we have a lot to learn.
"At 5-2 the game should be over but somehow, we let Coventry back in and they make it 5-4. If it wasn't for some big saves from DeCaro in the final period, we may have thrown a point away
"The big plus was the big line again. Clark is getting open and finding himself in great positions. Legue has picked up with Ramsay just like he ended with Talbot. The three guys get one well and they play like their having fun. They work hard and from that good things come, and they did again tonight."
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