Steelers’ new coach Gerad Adams continued his winning streak last night.
His side shut out Dundee Stars, a team that was in catching-distance of them in the chase for the best Play Off spot.
Dundee, who are expected to add ex-Sheffield boss Doug Christiansen to their staff today, were emphatically beaten. It was Sheffield’s sixth victory in seven games and a triumph for two-goal Rob Dowd.
Steelers have conceded a few early goals this season, but man of the match Frank Doyle had a clean sheet to celebrate at the first break. He didn’t put a foot wrong all night.
American Billy Bagron came closest to breaking the deadlock with a shot off Steelers’ pipework.
But Sheffield got the upper hand when Tim Spencer scored on 28 minutes, after a move fashioned by Max Lacroix and Jonathan Phillips. Nine minutes later, on the game’s first power play, GB star Dowd made it 2-0, with Nikita Kashirsky, in the box.
Nate DiCasmirro was on target to seal the win at 43;04. While Dowd wrapped things up with his second for 4-0 on 56;46.
Period Scores: 0-0, 0-2, 0-2
Penalty Mins: Dun 0+2+2=4, She 0+0+4=4
Powerplay: Dun 0/2, She 1/2
Shots on: Dan Bakala 13+17+17=47, Frank Doyle 5+3+6-14
Referee: Scott Dalgleish