Sheffield Steelers legend backs new signing

Joey Talbot in party mood with Geoff Woolhouse
Joey Talbot in party mood with Geoff Woolhouse

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.”