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Simmsey bids ‘au revoir’ to a noble Sheffield Steelers French Canadian

Steelers may have signed a top American League defence-man and a Swedish ‘stud’ this week, but there is only one place to start this column and that is with Guillaume Desbiens’ decision to retire from ice hockey.

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Freddie Vestberg - one of several Swedes to have flourished in Sheffield over the last two seasons. Westerling is the latest arrival.

Leeds United fan signs for Sheffield Steelers (indoctrination required)

A Swedish ice hockey veteran’s love for Leeds United has convinced him to sign for their nearest Elite League club - Sheffield Steelers.

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Yee-haa! Cowboy Mark saddles up for a season at Sheffield Steelers’ rodeo

A seventeen-season veteran will be a new face on the Sheffield Steelers blue line this year.

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Guillaume Desbiens - his time is over at Sheffield

Winging his way home - Sheffield Steeler’s U-turn over two-year deal

Sheffield Steelers - who pride themselves as the family club of British ice hockey - have accepted the decision of winger Guillaume Desbiens to leave the club despite recently signing a new two year contract with them.

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Luke Ferrara - a new challenge in the Midlands

Lightning fails to strike twice for Sheffield Steelers duo!

Elite League newcomers the Milton Keynes Lighting have suffered a double pre-season disappointment after their interest in two Sheffield Steelers’ players ended with without success.

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Rob Wilson

Sheffield Steelers: Rob Wilson expecting tough test for his German giants on Steel City return

Former Steelers Grand Slammer Rob Wilson is expecting a tough test when he returns to Sheffield with his top German side Nurnberg Ice Tigers in pre-season.

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Sheffield Under-11 Thunder national ice hockey champions. Team photos by Cerys Molly Photopgraphy

Sheffield ice hockey teams are double champions on national finals weekend as fellow city duo make it four in the finals

What a proud weekend for the city as Sheffield IHA provided two national champions from the big finals day at ice Sheffield.

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Steelers legend Jonathan Phillips

Dave Simms on Steelers: One of the ‘big four’ will still lift the league title next season

I noticed Jonathan Phillips’ words in The Star earlier this week about the conference system the EIHL will be using next year – I couldn’t agree with Jonno more.

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Christoffer Bjorklund, one Swedish player to have previously turned out for the Steelers

Sheffield Steelers: Swedes could be on the menu again for Thompson

Steelers head coach Paul Thompson has confirmed that the club will have a Swedish contingent once again next season – but wouldn’t say if any of last year’s Scandanavian crop would be returning.

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Jonathan Phillips

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Captain Jonathan Phillips believe the winner of next year’s Elite League will come from the so called ‘Conference of Death’ including Cardiff, Belfast, Nottingham and the Steelers.

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Steelers coach Paul Thompson. Photo: Dean Woolley

Steelers coach Paul Thompson bids to keep ahead of the game at world coaching convention

Sheffield Steelers head coach Paul Thompson attended the World Championship Coaching Convention in Germany at the weekend.

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Free entry to iceSheffield as four Sheffield teams play  in National Ice Hockey finals at this weekend

Free entry to iceSheffield as four Sheffield teams play in National Ice Hockey finals at this weekend

The booming Sheffield Junior Ice Hockey Academy has an amazing four teams at the National finals this weekend.

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Zack Fitzgerald

Sheffield Steelers: Zack Fitzgerald is one of a kind

Sheffield Steelers ace Zack Fitzgerald is the best of his his type in the league according to coach Paul Thompson.

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Luke Ferrara

Dave Simms’ Steelers Column: Paul Thompson is paid to make the big decisions, like releasing Ferrara and Ratchuk

I guess the big news in Steelerland this week was the decision of head coach Paul Thompson to release popular forward Luke Ferrara and defence man Mike Ratchuk.

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John Armstrong - Cardiff Devils v Sheffield Steelers 09/04/17

Ice Hockey: Steelers coach praises “unsung hero” John Armstrong

Sheffield Steelers head coach has paid tribute to “obsessed” first-year signing John Armstrong for the role he played in the club’s play-off success.

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Steelers head coach Paul Thompson. Photo Dean Woolley

Sheffield Steelers head coach Paul Thompson happy to play a waiting game over new signings

Steelers head coach Paul Thompson will not be rushed into making his final signing of the summer.

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Mike Ratchuk

Sheffield Steelers part company with gifted d-man Mike Ratchuk

Sheffield Steelers have told Mike Ratchuk that he won’t be offered a fresh contract.

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Luke Ferrara - wants to return to Sheffield one day

Sacked Sheffield Steeler aims to prove them wrong at another Elite League club

Luke Ferrara says he is determined to prove Sheffield Steelers wrong for chopping him from their roster - and hopes he will return one day.

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Great Britain team photo by Dean Woolley

One Sheffield Steelers forward praised - another axed

Jonathan Phillips has hailed the “unreal” performances of Robert Dowd - but Luke Ferrara has been axed

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Markus Nilsson

Sheffield Steelers bide their time over three Swedish centremen

Sheffield Steelers’ boss Paul Thompson expects competition for Markus Nilsson’s services from his home town club.

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