Sheffield Steelers won’t ease up after League victory

Mathieu Roy - Sheffield Steelers
Mathieu Roy - Sheffield Steelers

Sheffield Steelers will be complacency-free when they take on Fife Flyers tonight.

Gerad Adams’ team has been on cloud nine since nailing the League championship last weekend.

But Fife are standing in their way to get through to the Play Off semi finals.

And while they finished in a comparatively-lowly eighth position, Steelers know they cannot afford to take them lightly.

Adams said: “Complacency is something we have addressed already.

“In my eyes Fife are not an eighth placed hockey team. They are dangerous, particularly strong at home and have a culture that Saturday night is their night at their ink.

“They play hard and aggressive and have players like Jordan Fulton and Ned Lukacevic that put up good numbers.

“Their power play and penalty kill is very good so we need to stay five-on-five and stay disciplined.”

Sheffield’s first line had success against Fife earlier in the season.

And the coach said: “We need those guys to be scoring, we really rely on them for that.

“Also you look at people like Rob Dowd, whose time of the year this is, and Tyler Mosienko, who has been outstanding all year, and I feel we will be strong enough.”

n First liner Mathieu Roy - indisputably the champions’ player of the season - is closing in on another personal achievement in Steelers colours, he requires just five points for 100 points in all EIHL competitions.

Ice Hockey Journalists UK have already picked the former Florida Everblades man as their star skater of the year.