Sheffield Steelers legend backs new signing

Joey Talbot in party mood with Geoff Woolhouse

Joey Talbot in party mood with Geoff Woolhouse

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Former Steelers’ sniper Joey Talbot says the club has made a fine signing in Jay Latulippe - even though he battered him to the ice six years ago!

The one-time Sheffield forward (2006-11) was only 5ft 9ins tall and hardly the enforcer type.

But he dropped the gloves with Latulippe in a match against Cardiff Devils in December 2008.

Latulippe, a known hockey troublemaker, had been “sledging” Talbot throughout the match.

The retired Steelers goalscorer told The Star: “I do remember that fight, Jay was a player you hated to play against but would love to have on your team.

“I didn’t fight too much but he found a way to rattle me and get me off my game.

“But besides that he also can play.

“He has good hands and good hockey smarts so should be a good fit.”