Steelers part company with Plante

Sheffield Steelers have confirmed they have parted company with goalie Tyler Plante by mutual consent.

Plante recently sustained a high ankle sprain and has missed the last month with injury.

He completed his rehabilitation and was back in full training with the Steelers last week looking to secure the clubs’ number one starting position from stand-in goalie Marek Pinc.

“With Tyler back fully fit and Marek playing so well I was going to have to make a difficult decision,” said Head Coach Paul Thompson.

“Marek’s currant deal is up in two weeks and at that time one would stay and one would have to leave us.

“I was honest and explained this position to Tyler. I couldn’t guarantee him anything. A deal has now come up in Europe and having spoken at length with Tyler we agreed it was best he moved on and took the deal on offer.

“Marek Pinc has played exceptionally well for us in the past few weeks. His sharpness and confidence have been there for all to see and I am happy to have him as our guy moving forward.

“He has a strong character and temperament. You need that to be a starter here.

“We wish Tyler well and thank him for his service.”

(Image permission: Dean Woolley)

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