Sheffield Steelers’ owner Tony Smith sent a ‘Get Well Soon’ message to fractured jaw victim Jeff Legue in tonight’s programme, ahead of his team’s Play Off second leg blow-out win over Coventry Blaze.
The owner said the incident reminded everyone how dangerous a sport ice hockey is.
He also said the centreman would be sorely missed by the side that started 3-2 from the first quarter final leg.
Legue, released from hospital yesterday, attended the game at Sheffield Arena, the last in the city this season.
Coach Gerad Adams said tonight’s game was what “sport is all about.”
He said he was coaching a “team of confidence.”
Blaze were again without injured Shea Guthrie.
Steelers were the stronger team in the first period, and went ahead on eight minutes when Dustin Kohn was set up by Rob Dowd.
Blaze came out their defensive shell and created a couple of moderate chances.
But they were woeful in the middle period and were punished by three goals in five minutes from Rob Dowd, two, and Max Lacroix.
Blaze got on the scoresheet at 41;52 from Ross Venus but they could not build on it and Kohn cracked home his second of the night on the Power Play.
Danny Meyers added to Blaze’s embarassment with another goal on 57mins.
Steelers play Braehead Clan in the semi final on Saturday.