Steelers set for Euro Italian job

Sheffield Steelers won the Challenge Cup, the only trophy to be won before the season shut down because of COVID (PHOTO: Dave Williams)

Sheffield Steelers will travel to Asiago in Italy to take part in next season’s Continental Cup competition.

Aaron Fox’s side have been rewarded for winning the Challenge Cup with a spot in the tournament and they enter at the semi final stage in a revamped format.

They visit the club who had Fox’s predecessor, Tom Barrasso as their coach for just over two years before he came to Sheffield to replace Paul Thompson.

The 2021 event format has been changed to four groups in the Semi-Final stage, with only the group winners progressing to the Final. Previously, two teams from two groups made it to the final four.

The group will take place during the weekend of 13-15 November, but Steelers fans have been strongly urged not to make travel arrangements at this time due to ongoing Government restrictions.

Steelers have been drawn into Group E of this season’s adapted format alongside:

  • Asiago Hockey (Italy – hosts)
  • Team TBD from Ukraine
  • Winner of Group B (Crvena Zvezda Belgrade, Mladost Zagreb, Buz Beykoz Istanbul or Irbis-Skate Sofia)

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