How the Sheffield Steelers, Sheffield Steeldogs and Leeds Knights Fared in Two Busy Nights Yorkshire News

THANK YOU FOR COMING: Tommaso Traversa celebrates one of his two goals in the Sheffield Steelers 5-1 win at Coventry Blaze on Sunday. Image: Scott Wiggins / EIHL.

Saturday night’s clash at the Utilita Arena turned out to be the more difficult of the two, the deadlock not broken until the end of the second period before the Steelers were left with the winners 3-1.

Last night in Coventry, the Steelers were left with comfortable 5-1 winners, with new signing Tommaso Traversa marking the difference with two goals and one assist.

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It was another newcomer to South Yorkshire, Vojtech Polak, who got the ball rolling when he opened the scoring with just 4.52 on the board.

BEAUTIFUL TOUCH: John Armstrong, left, intervenes from Evan Mosey to make the Sheffield Steelers 2-0 against Coventry in Saturday’s 3-1 win. Image: Dean Woolley / EIHL.

The hosts responded quickly through a power play effort from former Steelers forward Luke Ferrara, but from then on, it was the visitors who were most effective.

Traversa restored his new team’s lead at 11.37 and then doubled the lead at 27.22, with Daine Todd racking up misery for Danny Stewart’s team when he made it 4-1 on the power play at 32.22. Martin Latal completed a comfortable night when he added a fifth, and a second on the power play, early in the third period.

The night before, in front of more than 6,000 spectators, it was Marc-Olivier Vallerand who was the star of the show, the man who finally broke the deadlock at 38.02 in the power play.

Just 63 seconds of the third period had elapsed before John Armstrong doubled the Steelers’ lead, Vallerand doubled his tally to make it 3-0 at 47.49.

Marc-Olivier Vallerand celebrates his second goal against Coventry this Saturday. Image: Dean Woolley / EIHL.

Dillon Eichstadt slashed one for the Blaze at 57.05 but the Steelers were already home and dry on the back of another clinical performance that, along with the road display the following night, unsurprisingly, left Fox happy.

“I thought we played a pretty full 60 minutes there,” Fox said in Sunday’s win at SkyDome Arena. “You take away his early penalty where we gave up some chances, but after that 10 minute marker, I thought we played well.

“We were very good on defense again tonight, scoring on time and the guys produced a great weekend.”

At NIHL National, Leeds Knights took two points from the weekend, losing 6-4 on the road to Raiders IHC after an impressive 6-3 win at home against Telford Tigers on Saturday.

Cole Shudra, back with the Knights for the first time since mid-October, marked his comeback with two goals against the Tigers, with Kieran Brown, Jordan Fisher and Ben Solder also on the roster.

Shudra and Brown were back on the roster at Romford last night, along with Matty Davies and Brandon Whistle, but the Raiders maintained their 100 percent league record against the Knights, thanks in large part to a Lukas Sladkovsky hat-trick. , the same player. who scored a winning goal in overtime at Leeds just two weeks ago.

Sheffield Steeldogs’ losing streak was extended to four games after two losses to Basingstoke Bison.

Greg Wood’s team can take solace in the fact that they overcame three goals against to earn a point in a 6-5 penalty shootout loss at Hampshire, but they will have been disappointed to lose 4-2 at home to him. same. opponents 24 hours later.

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