Steeldogs 5-0 MK Lightning
The Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs travelled to Milton Keynes for their fourth meeting so far this season. The Dogs have had the better of the games so far so it was going to be another interesting match up.
Starting in goal for the Dogs was Zimozdra and facing him from the opposite end of the ice was former Dog Stones. Both sides were missing regular players, with Sheffield without Calvert and Brown.
The game got underway and MK began with Kana hitting the post with the first real chance of the game. Then Luka tested Stones with a one timer. The Steeldogs began to get into their rhythm, Graham fired one off the cross bar, Thompson and Salem made a break which Russell did well to slow down enough to allow reinforcements. The game began to get a little niggly and Elliott took offence at being crossed checked and gave Grinell Parke a few jabs. 0-0 at the end of the first.
The middle period had been something the coaching staff had wanted to work on and improve they did. Although Robertson took the first meaningful shot, the Dogs began to get a grip of the game. The Steeldogs power play came to life just past midway and a Luka rocket went top corner, giving the Dogs the lead. Danecek got on the scoresheet next doubling the lead. Shortly afterwards, a great individual effort by Brownley put the Dogs 0-3 up and in the ascendancy.
The final period saw another solid shift by the Steeldogs, despite MK having several chances and hitting the metalwork. Sheffield stepped up a gear and after some good pressure Salem scored unassisted. MK clearly wanted to end Dima’s shut out and they fought hard to get on the board but maybe a little too hard and the Dogs made it 5-0 on the powerplay, Luka with fifth goal.
End of the game MK Lightning 0-5 Sheffield Steeldogs
Tasca Tankers sponsored Zimozdra earned the man of the match award, deservedly so.
On to Sunday... Steeldogs v Bison
Both teams with a win so far this weekend, something has to give. Can the Steeldogs pick up where they left off and take the Herd in the third? Will Sheffield turn in another 5 star performance and score goals, goals and more goals?
Make sure you are at iceSheffield tomorrow to watch what promises to be another thrilling exciting game of National Division hockey.
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