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Brave youngster gets to meet Sheffield ice hockey heroes

Thomas Fletcher (centre) with the rest of his family at Sheffield Steelers game where he was guest of honour

Thomas Fletcher (centre) with the rest of his family at Sheffield Steelers game where he was guest of honour

A BRAVE youngster battling a rare disease was guest of honour at a Sheffield Steelers game.

Thomas Fletcher was given the VIP treatment as the ice hockey team met their biggest rivals, Nottingham Panthers.

The eight-year-old, who has life-limiting condition obliterative bronchiolitis, got a tour of the Motorpoint Arena in Attercliffe, where the Steelers play home games and also got to meet the game’s goal-scoring hero Tom Sestito.

Mike O’Connor, Steelers commercial manager, said: “Fans never get to go inside the dressing room before a game but once I mentioned Thomas to captain Jonathan Phillips he had the full invite. His smile lit up the arena, he and his family were a pleasure to be around.”

 

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