Sheffield Steelers land flying Finn

Danny Meyers Sheffield Steelers
Danny Meyers Sheffield Steelers

Sheffield Steelers have recruited Finnish winger Ilpo Salmivirta following the injury to Max Lacroix.

Salmivirta has just ended four straight championship winning years with French Rouen.

Coach Doug Christiansen said: “Ilpo is an offensive player in on a one month contract. It gives us the option of keeping him. He is a proven winner and an All-Star. He has consistently put up numbers in France playing on championship teams. I am expecting him to add skill to our line-up. He will be in the line-up this weekend against the Cardiff Devils”

Defenceman Danny Meyers was hurt in training this week and is a doubt for the weekend fixtures. He could join, Chad Langlais and Geoff Woolhouse in the stands.