Sheffield Steelers: Don’t rule Steelers out of League title

Hopeful: James Jorgensen thinks Sheffield can still prevail.                   Picture: dean woolley
Hopeful: James Jorgensen thinks Sheffield can still prevail. Picture: dean woolley
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JAMES Jorgensen had a message for Nottingham Panthers today: “You haven’t got your hands on the league yet.”

The Steelers’ defenceman - who has been out injured with a broken foot since November 18 - reckons the seven point gap between third-place Sheffield and the division leaders is not insurmountable.

This weekend, Panthers host second place Belfast Giants on Saturday, before entering the House of Steel on Sunday. If Panthers lost both, it would put an entirely different complexion on the standings.

“It will be tough to catch them as we will need a couple of breaks, but I can see it happen” says Jorgensen.

“We have to win our games against them and get a little help elsewhere.

“Nottingham have not got hands on the title; not the way we are playing. Catching them up is very do-able.”

As for his own personal situation, the 27-year-old American import said: “The injury is going well, I am walking almost normally and will continue with the physio. Hopefully by the beginning of March, I’ll be at full strength. It’s been really frustrating.”