Steelers win 6-5 in titanic tussle in Scotland

Steelers win
Steelers win

Sheffield Steelers wrestled a dramatic, late-night overtime in Dundee last night.

The South Yorshire team, defending their title in their first EIHL league game of the season won 6-5, in overtime at Dundee Stars.

Centreman Tyler Mosienko scored the winning goal in the 62nd minute, his second of the night.

Colton Fretter, Rod Sarich, Jonathan Phillips and Ben O'Conno, were the others who hit the net in a see-saw night.

Head coach Paul Thompson paid tribute to the Stars following the win on Saturday evening saying "that was our toughest test so far this year."

Steelers had trailed the Stars before coming back to lead on 4 straight occasions "give them credit" said Thompson "They wouldn't go away.

"I didn’t think we were at our best and didn’t play to the levels we know we can - maybe though that was down to Dundee and the way they played.

"At the end of the day its about coming to places like this and taking home the points and that’s what we have done.

"This was a hard fought win against a very good side. We now need to get food into the boys, get on the bus and get home so we can be ready for the big test against Manchester tomorrow."

Attendance: 800

Elsewhere, the Nottingham Panthers came from behind to beat the Cardiff Devils 3-1.

Andrew Hotham put the Welsh side ahead, but Stephen Schultz equalised and Juraj Kolnik and Andy Bohmbach earned Nottingham victory.

RESULTS

Saturday 26th September

Elite League

Dundee Stars 5 Sheffield Steelers 6 (OT)

Elite League/Challenge Cup Group B

Nottingham Panthers 3 Cardiff Devils 1

Challenge Cup Group A

Belfast Giants 4 Braehead Clan 1

Fife Flyers 5 Edinburgh Capitals 2

Challenge Cup Group B

Manchester Storm 4 Coventry Blaze 1