SHEFFIELD STEELDOGS: Edgars Bebris is back with instructions to score 30 goals for Steeldogs

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STEELDOGS hope forward Edgars Bebris can bang home 30 goals for them next season.

The 6’ 4” Latvian has signed on at the club for his third season in Sheffield at EPL level.

Bebris scored cracker last season, 18 in the League and Play-offs plus assisting on 21 for a total of 39 points and was one of the team’s ‘Iron Men’ after not missing a single game all season. He is deemed a great team player, very strong on the puck.

Head Coach Andre Payette was delighted to have Eddie commit for another year, saying “I am really excited to have Eddie back and I am expecting him to be one of our key offensive players.

“I will be very surprised if Eddie doesn’t score 30 goals next season and expect him to be one of our top goal scorers. Eddie has developed a lot in the last two years and I think the Steeldogs will reap the dividends next season.

Owner Shane Smith said of Eddie’s return “Eddie grew and grew this season as a player physically and mentally. We are looking forward to seeing what Eddie brings this season as we believe he will continue to develop and be one of our best players.”

A home grown Sheffield player will also be welcomed back by Steeldogs as Lloyd Gibson returns for his seventh season at senior level.

Lloyd advanced through the Sheffield Junior Academy and was selected for international duty with the GB U20s twice and at junior level.

Payette said: “Lloyd is one of our leaders and gives 100% every night. He’s the type of player the Steeldogs are all about. Lloyd has a knack of scoring timely goals and when he had the chance to mix it up, he didn’t lose a fight all year. He wasn’t scared to stick up for his team mates.”