Elite Series Day 4: Steelers go seven up as Blaze lose fizz

Steelers stunned Blaze by hitting seven past them (PHOTO: Karl Denham)

The third round of games came to an end as Sheffield Steelers found their rhythm, taking on Coventry Blaze and keen to make a statement.  It’s fair to say that certainly happened.

DAILY HEADLINES

PRE-GAME POLL

GAME RECAP

SHEFFIELD STEELERS 7 COVENTRY BLAZE 2

It was Tanner Eberle’s night as his hat-trick helped Sheffield Steelers surge to a comfortable 7-2 defeat of Coventry Blaze.

Steelers’ number 10, one of the players who hadn’t played for a year, showed he still had it, starting things off with a goal inside the opening six minutes to lay a marker.

Six minutes later, Steelers had doubled their lead when Robert Dowd fired home a loose puck, but Coventry pulled one back before the first break as Tristan Keck tucked his close range chance away.

Sondre Olden was on target to put Sheffield 3-1 ahead, but Blaze closed the gap again with a good finish by Nick Jermain to make things tighter.

Steelers once more were two goals in front through Liam Kirk from Olden’s assist to really set them on the road from which Coventry had no further response.

The third period was an exercise in making things more comfortable for Aaron Fox’s side as Eberle got his second two minutes after the restart to put Steelers 5-2 ahead.

Then Jason Hewitt got his first of the competition before Eberle clinched hat-trick goal and make the scoreline much more emphatic for Sheffield to make it two wins from three in the Series so far.

SHOTS ON GOAL: Steelers 53 Blaze 24

GOALSCORERS:

STEELERS – Tanner Eberle (05:52 – Dowd); Robert Dowd (11:55 – Eberle, Beaudry); Sondre Olden (22:04 – Schulze, Kirk); Liam Kirk (33:09 – Olden, Saxrud-Danielsen); Tanner Eberle (42:41 – Mikyska); Jason Hewitt (54:58 – D Phillips); Tanner Eberle (55:41 – Kirk, Beaudry)

BLAZE – Tristan Keck (19:21 – Hammond); Nick Jermain (28:21 – Hammond)

POST GAME REACTION

PHOTOS

(PHOTO: Karl Denham)
(PHOTO: Karl Denham)
(PHOTO: Karl Denham)
(PHOTO: Karl Denham)
(PHOTO: Karl Denham)

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