Sheffield Steelers 3-2 Coventry Blaze

Sheffield Steelers
Sheffield Steelers

Ashley Tait seemed to be putting one over his old club Sheffield Steelers tonight -but his evening still ended in defeat.

The Coventry Blaze winger set up a smart goal for Adam Henrich with a short, measured pass, in this Challenge Cup game at 9;03.

The visitors just about shaded the early session - but Chad Langlais and new signing Nate DiCasmirro looked lively offensively.

Sheffield needed more accurate shots on goalie Mike Zacharias.

And they were handed a chance to do exactly that in the second period, with a two-minute 5-on-3 power play but failed to beat the excellent netminder.

Whatever Steelers threw at the Blaze defence, they resolutely stood firm.

But Jeff Legue scored two excellent Power Play goals to put Steelers 2-1 ahead with less than 10 minutes to go.

However that man Tait popped up to level with 94 seconds left.

In overtime, Sheffield ensured they collected their first Arena victory of the season, when skipper Steve Goertzen drifted in to score from close range.