Champs braced for loss of star men as Domish eyes exit

Wanted man: Jerramie Domish is coveted by Rob Wilson in Italy.
Wanted man: Jerramie Domish is coveted by Rob Wilson in Italy.
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The Sheffield Steelers team taking to the ice for the Play-off semi-final on Saturday will have a totally different look about it next season.

Several key players are likely to be moving on to pastures new from the Elite champions.

The Star can reveal that Jerramie Domish - one of the outstanding success stories from last summer’s recruitment drive - is being head-hunted by ex-Steeler Rob Wilson, coach at Italian side HC Neumarkt Wild Goose.

Out of respect for his present club, Domish, immediately made the interest known to his Sheffield coach, Ben Simon, who, ironically, was still in negotiations, yesterday, with owner Paul Ragan about his own future after months without reaching a deal.

On top of that, tough winger Derek Campbell has told The Star that he too is examining his options away from hockey in the commercial world.

That follows the decision by defenceman Steve Munn to retire.

Munn was publicly challenged to serve “one more year” by teammate Jason Hewitt at the Supporters Club annual dinner on Tuesday.

But Munn indicated that he had “probably come to the end of the road”.

One player who does want to return is goaltender Ervins Mustukovs. The Latvian received Players’ Player of the Year award, split with Hewitt, on Tuesday, saying it was a ‘big gift’. While he too may receive offers from elsewhere, the chances of the club retaining his services seem high.