Sheffield Steelers hold no fear for Dundee Stars

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Dundee Stars top the league, have the country’s leading goalscorer and best goalie in their ranks and have already beaten Sheffield once this season.

But Steelers harbour no fears ahead of the visit of the Scottish pacesetters tonight.

Danny Meyers

Danny Meyers

Defenceman Danny Meyers - who is out for weeks with a groin tear - believes he will watch Sheffield collect two Elite League points tonight and set them on the road to a fine run of form.

But he is also full of respect for Jeff Hutchins’ men.

“They have got three solid lines now which I don’t think they had before” said Meyers.

“Their goalie (Dan Bakala) is playing well, however when we played up there at the start of the season, and we lost, we heavily outshot them and certainly out-chanced them.

“They are very much a counter attack team that soak up pressure and hit you on the break, so we will be aware of that.

“But there were enough signs in that game that we played up there to know that we are a team that can beat them” he said on video at thestar.co.uk.

Thirty-year-old Meyers could be out, worst-case scenario, for 12 weeks with a groin injury which was aggravated because he played on to fill gaps on the Sheffield blue-line caused by other injuries.

“I have never seen a team have so many injuries at the start of the season” he acknowledged.

“I am here (Arena) every day getting physio and watching practice and I see the work that is done during the week. Although results haven’t been great lately, you still feel extremely confidence because of the work we are putting in. Hopefully the Coventry win (last Saturday) kick-starts our season. The Challenge Cup is out the way for a while now and it is all league now.”

Stars’ top scorer is Nico Sacchetti, (10+10 in 11 games) a 24-year-old American straight out of college hockey.