Sheffield Steelers clinch weekend victory against Manchester Storm

Written by Lauren White

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of nebeep.com and a proud Geordie.

The Sheffield Steelers clinched a victory last night against Manchester Storm, closing the gap between themselves and the Belfast Giants.

Brandon Whistle’s goal in the third period secured the points for the win in a tense clash between the teams.

It followed a 12-4 opening period where Martin Latal went for interference at just six minutes in.

The first period also saw some decent shots on goalie Jason Bacashihua, though his defence was considerably effective to begin with.

With a dry middle period allowing for just one opportunity for a power play when Mercier was called for tripping, the victory was less than exciting and more of a relief for fans.

It was Robert Dowd who managed to keep the team on track, breaking clear and launching far for 1-0 at 12:59.

When the third period came around, fans at the Arena hoped for more than they got. As the ice surface deteriorated, the options available to players began to thin and stoppages became frequent.

But when Brandon Whistle’s shot returned back to him, he slotted it home at 48:44, eventually clinching a victory for The Steelers.

They next game is at home at Sheffield Arena against Nottingham on 2 April, kicking off at 7pm.

Written by Lauren White

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of nebeep.com and a proud Geordie.

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