Modest Frank Doyle did not want to take much personal credit for his league-leading fifth shut-out of the season.
He shut the door on Dundee Stars on Thursday and is bang on form as Steelers prepare to welcome champions Belfast Giants at the Arena tomorrow.
But after the 4-0 win in Scotland, Doyle said: “I only had 14 shots to save; that says a lot about the job the guys did. They made it a lot easier for me. Dundee score their goals on the rush, so they had to nullify that and they did.”
Doyle’s men are in action tonight at Hull Stingrays before Giants arrive tomorrow, on the back of 15 straight wins. Steelers will ask for a round of applause for the champions before tomorrow’s face off.
Meanwhile Jonathan Phillips is taking nothing for granted at Hull tonight. Speaking on video at thestar.co.uk he said: “They haven’t given up many games in their building recently. But I like the way things are going, the boys are upbeat and looking to progress going into the play offs.” Phillips said Phil Hill was enjoying some rich form at the club.