Steeldogs face tough test

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Can Sheffield Steeldogs pull off the biggest upset of the season? On paper Andre Payette’s side have little or no chance against the newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester Phoenix, in their EPL Play Off quarter- final at iceSheffield on Saturday (7.30pm).

But it’s what takes place on the ice that counts and player-coach Payette is relishing the opportunity to challenge the best in the final home game of the season, with the return leg 24 hours later.

The prize for the winners is a place in the semi-finals at Coventry.

Payette said: “I’m really looking to this weekend and our two biggest games of the season.”

Tickets are available on the door from 5.30pm on Saturday but there’s an opportunity to pre-buy tickets tonight from a special Steeldogs’ desk at iceSheffield between 6.30 and 9.30pm. The cost is: Adult £8, Concession £6, Child £3.00 (Under-8s free) and Family £18.