Sheffield Steelers 2014/15 fixture list

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Saturday Night is Hockey Night for the Sheffield Steelers.

The Steelers today confirmed their schedule for the EIHL 2014-15 season a year that will boast the most attractive fixture list and schedule including over 20 Saturday night hockey games.

Owner Tony Smith said “We have worked closely with Rob O’Shea and Joe Waldron at the Motorpoint Arena since taking over the club. We have seen our available dates get better year on year and to be able to tell our fans that 19 of the 25 games being played at the arena next season will be on Saturdays will please them and excites me. I can’t thank Rob and Joe enough for the close co-operation.

Steelers will play a minimum of 25 home games at the Motorpoint Arena this coming season (19 Saturdays, 4 Sundays and 2 Fridays (including Boxing Day). The remaining 7 fixtures (including the pre season exhibition games Vs. Coventry Blaze) will be played at Ice Sheffield (2 Saturdays, 1 Sunday and 4 Wednesdays).

“It is without doubt the best fixture list we could have hoped for” continued Smith “It will give us the best opportunity to encourage fans to come and visit the Arena on a child friendly Saturday and witness the biggest, best and most exciting sporting event in Sheffield. We intend to take our off ice show to a new level with investments already made to the Jumbo-tron scoreboard and lighting.

“Every night a Steelers fan will have the chance to win a car, large cash prizes, shirts off the back of our Star players. Most of all they will be entertained and excited by a Gerad Adams “Play Off Championship” side that will come out to play hard and aggressive every night

“The Sheffield Steelers are well into their third decade of providing entertainment and success however our history and reputation was first of all built on Saturday night being Steelers night at the Arena and I am delighted that we are returning to the vast majority of fans preferred hockey night. My aim three seasons ago was to average 5,500 fans a night at the Arena. I am confident that with this new schedule we will have every chance to hit thattarget. Saturday = Steelers at the Arena”

Steelers opening game is exhibition action against Coventry Blaze on Saturday 30th August at ICE Sheffield.

The EIHL programme commences the following Saturday, 6th September with a special “Play Off Trophy Banner Raising Night” for the home opener against Dundee Stars.

The Steelers also confirmed that the popular Boxing Day fixture against theNottingham Panthers would remain as would the quarter final play off fixture on Saturday 28th March.

Steelers fixtures 2014/15

SEPTEMBER

6 Dundee (h) 7pm

7 Cardiff (a) (Challenge Cup) 6pm

13 Fife (a) 7.15pm

14 Fife (h) 5pm

20 Nottingham (a) (Challenge Cup) 7pm

21 Belfast (h) (League/Conference) 5pm

27 Cardiff (h) (Challenge Cup) 7pm

28 Coventry (a) (Challenge Cup) 5.15pm

OCTOBER

4 Nottingham (h) (Challenge Cup) 7pm

8 Hull (h) 7pm

11 Coventry (h) (Challenge Cup) 7pm

12 Hull (a) (Challenge Cup) 6pm

18 Cardiff (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

19 Cardiff (A) (League/Conference) 6pm

22 Edinburgh (h) 7.30pm

25 Hull (h) (Challenge Cup) 7.30pm

NOVEMBER

1 Edinburgh (a) 6pm

2 Dundee (a) 6.30pm

8 Nottingham (a) (League/Conference) 7pm

9 Fife (h) 6pm

15 Belfast (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

16 Braehead (h) 5pm

21 Braehead (a) 7.30pm

22 Braehead (a) 7pm

23 Coventry (h) (League/Conference) 5pm

29 Coventry (a) (League/Conference) 7pm

30 Belfast (a) (League/Conference) 4pm

DECEMBER

6 Nottingham (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

7 Fife (a) 6.30pm

12 Cardiff (h) (League/Conference) 7.30pm

14 Coventry (a) (League/Conference) 5.15pm

20 Hull (h) 7pm

21 Hull (a) 6pm

26 Nottingham (h) (League/Conference) 4pm

27 Nottingham (a) (League/Conference) 7pm

JANUARY

2 Belfast (a) (League/Conference) 7pm

3 Belfast (a) (League/Conference) 7pm

10 Nottingham (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

11 Coventry (a) (League/Conference) 5.15pm

17 Belfast (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

18 Dundee (a) 6.30pm

24 Coventry (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

25 Cardiff (a) (League/Conference) 6pm

31 Dundee (h) 7pm

FEBRUARY

1 Edinburgh (a) 6pm

7 Nottingham (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

8 Cardiff (a) (League/Conference) 6pm

11 Edinburgh (h) 7.30pm

14 Nottingham (a) (League/Conference) 7pm

21 Coventry (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

22 Belfast (a) (League/Conference) 4pm

25 Hull (a) 7pm

28 Cardiff (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

MARCH

1 Coventry (a) (League/Conference) 5.15pm

4 Braehead (h) 7.30pm

7 Belfast (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

14 Coventry (h) (League/Conference) 7pm

15 Cardiff (a) (League/Conference) 6pm

20 Nottingham (a) (League/Conference) 7.30pm

21 Cardiff (h) (League/Conference) 7pm