Former Sheffield Steelers defenceman Jerramie Domish has been banned from “all competition” for two years after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis.
The American skater left Coventry Blaze last month, after testing positive.
The size of the ban effectively brings down the curtain on his career.
Domish - who describes himself on twitter as “Rock N Rolla lifestyle till I die” - played 64 games for Sheffield in season 2010-11.
While Domish was an excellent, muscle-bound blue-liner, there are not many clubs who would take a chance on him after his exile.
Meanwhile, on a brighter note, Sheffield Steeldogs have secured Bradfield Brewery Ltd again as their title sponsor, for next season’s English Premiership League.
Owners of the Brewery, John and Susan Gill, have been keen hockey fans for years and this will be their third year sponsoring the Steeldogs.
Mr Gill said “We are delighted to be title sponsors to the Sheffield Steeldogs for a second year.
Over the last couple of seasons we have built up a very good relationship with everyone involved at the club, both on and off the ice and are very happy for this to continue.
Although last season proved to be a very difficult one we are looking forward to the up coming campaign and seeing the Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs getting back to winning ways!”
Head Coach, Andre Payette said of this renewal of sponsorship “John and Susan have become close friends and I couldn’t be happier to have them back as title sponsors.”
Owner Shane Smith said “It has been great working with John and Susan Gill over the previous two years and it is a great sign for the upcoming season that we already have our title sponsors back on board. The Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs will do all they can to improve on last year, and everyone involved with the Steeldogs would like to thank the Gill’s for their continued support and commitment again for 2013-14.”