Steelers release trio as shake up continues

(PHOTOS: Dean Woolley)

Sheffield Steelers have released netminder Matt Climie and forwards Justin Buzzeo and Stefan Della Rovere as coach Tom Barrasso shakes up his team.

The former Elite League champions find themselves currently second bottom in the standings and on a run of five straight losses after two defeats to Dundee Stars at the weekend.

The latest players to leave means Steelers have offloaded nine players in what has been a troubled campaign for them this season as they struggle to make an impact on the title.

A statement on the website said: “We would like to go on record and thank all three players for their service to the Steelers and wish them well in their future ventures.

“We are in the process of recruiting new personnel and we are hopeful of some positive news shortly with at least one new player in our line-up for the weekend games against MK Lightning.”

The news was greeted with a mixed reaction by fans, who took to social media to give their thoughts. Here are a selection:

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