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Today Evan Mosey added his name to Aaron Fox’s EIHL squad, following similar commitments from Jonathan Phillips, Robert Dowd, Sam Jones and Davey Phillips.

All five have played for GB in the recent World Championships.

Despite a disappointing finish to the tournament won by hosts Finland, Great Britain remain ranked in the top 20 ice hockey nations, and much of that is down to the five Steelers.

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Sheffield Steelers contingent at GB World Championships

As next year’s edition of Worlds heats up, Steelers fans are hoping Brandon Whistle will be part of the national roster.

For now, however, the spotlight is on former Cardiff Devils and Nottingham Panthers utility Mosey.

He has won trophies in the other two EIHL teams but is yet to win silverware at Sheffield.

“It was not a difficult decision on my part, I enjoyed my time with the club and was treated well,” he said.

Evan Mosey v Nottingham Panthers

“I love playing for Foxy, for the Steelers and in front of all these amazing fans.

“It’s great to play in front of them night after night, they certainly showed me great support last year and I think all of us who come back want to show them that we can compete for all the trophies.

“We have unfinished business for sure and as a collective we want to get the job done this coming year.

“I love the team Aaron is building, it excites me and I can’t wait to get started with the boys shortly.”

Evan Mosey celebrates after scoring for the Sheffield Steelers

Added Fox: “Evan came in and made a huge impact as a forward and defender last year.

“He’s a guy we relied on in all situations, being a key player on the power play and on the penalty kill.

“Evan’s skating is at an elite level and we want to be a team that plays fast and really pushes the pace so getting him back is a big boost to our speed as a team.

“It’s such an advantage to have when building a formation that you know you have a top-four defender if needed or a top-nine striker with him on the roster.

Aaron Fox – happy to have a trusted player back

“It allows you to be the best available with that final spot on the roster later this summer.”

The 33-year-old, who was born in America but has British heritage through his father and grandparents, was the picture of versatility last season, switching from defense to attack whenever his coach needed him.

He insists he doesn’t have a privileged position – which has earned him some good-humored criticism from club owner Tony Smith.

“His problem is he’s the swing guy and coaches love a swing guy,” Smith said.

“If we’re short at the back, it’s, ‘Mosey, you’re in D!’

“Who wants to play defense?

“I’m sure he wants to play up front with all the glory and the goals, but he plays where he’s told and keeps going. He’s a valuable asset for us.”

Smith said “Mosey shone at times” during Worlds and said his impact reminded him of the way Tanner Eberle plays.

“He reminds me a bit of Eberle in his style, I can’t wait for him to come back next year.”

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This notice was published: 2022-06-15 05:00:00

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