It seems Sheffield Steelers are more steady on the ice than they are on solid ground – with five players involved in car crashes.
The premier ice hockey team are in good spirits due to their second position in the league but it’s been a slippery slope for the players on the roads.
Steve Goertzen, Drew Fata, Jonathan Phillips, Mark Thomas and Dustin Kohn have all been hit in the space of just a few months.
But, luckily for them, the club has signed a sponsorship deal with personal injury law firm, Lime.
Lime’s sport law expert Garry Dickinson said: “It’s been non-stop Steelers action both on the rink and in our law offices of late!
“Thankfully none of the players was seriously hurt although one did suffer a neck injury which gave some cause for concern for a while.
“But our firm’s road accident law team was able to sort out the claims for the players quickly and the other drivers’ insurers have already admitted liability for the collisions.”
The Steelers are still in strong spirits even after a defeat by their arch-rivals the Belfast Giants.
Owner Tony Smith said: “Having a series of accidents like this could have been a major distraction the club, but luckily having Garry and the team at Lime on board sorting it all out for us meant the players could quickly get back to playing and concentrating on the ice.
“For the Steelers, it’s business as usual and, despite the double setback against Belfast, we know what needs to happen on the ice.
“We’ll be working as hard as ever to try to close the gap and stay above Dundee as we make our final push.”