SATURDAY: Sheffield sting the Rays

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SHEFFIELD Steelers only partially got over the hang over of Friday’s defeat to leaders Belfast Giants, last night.

They beat Hull Stingrays 2-1, in a game they lost control of after going 2-0 up.

Sheffield had a underwhelming first session, with little concerted offence and an array of self-destruct passes which Jereme Tendler, in particular, was unfortunate not to have buried past the excellent Geoff Woolhouse.

Tendler, was back after winning a suspension over a failed drugs test.

He’s explained he’d unwittingly eaten cannabis cake during a trip to Amsterdam in December.

And he looked sharp as he directed efforts on Woolhouse.

Sheffield’s Mike Ramsay and Nick Duff scored twice in three minutes to seemingly settle the issue although they went off the boil again for the rest of the middle period.

Hull dominated the last session, scoring through Dominick Osman.

They were hugely unlucky not to convert several chances towards the end.

With Belfast hammering Braehead Clan, it was a night of little cheer at the Arena.

Read a full analysis in Saturday’s Star.

Results:

Belfast Giants 6 Braehead Clan 1

Coventry Blaze 5 Edinburgh Capitals 3

Dundee Stars 3 Cardiff Devils 4

Nottingham Panthers 4 Fife Flyers 3

Sheffield Steelers 2 Hull Stingrays 1

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