Sheffield Steelers at Edinburgh Capitals: top performers go head to head

Mathieu Roy and Yared Hagos
Mathieu Roy and Yared Hagos
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The hottest scorer in the British Elite League will be up against the top goaltender tonight.

Sheffield Steelers’ workhorse Mathieu Roy - who has 10 goals and 15 assists in 15 games - takes his shooting stick to Edinburgh Capitals for the first time, this season.

Mathieu Roy goalbound

Mathieu Roy goalbound

There, he faces goaltender Travis Fullerton, whose 91.9 per cent save ratio after 15 games is the best in the domestic game.

The 29-year-old Canadian netminder is a first-year player with the Caps, but has turned heads with his displays after facing 545 shots, so far.

Fullerton, who played for Braehead Clan last season, will line up against a Sheffield side which has seen its fair share of change recently.

Tyler Mosienko has departed to be replaced by Swedish centre Yared Hagos, but there may be a couple of gaps in the visiting roster.

Zack Fitzgerald’s suspension means he won’t ice in Edinburgh on Saturday or at Dundee Stars on Sunday.

And Andreas Valdix is trying to overcome injury which kept him out of last Sunday’s sizzling 6-1 win over Coventry Blaze.

Jonathan Phillips also missed that victory.

Capitals top scorer is former Phoenix Coyotes draftee and right winger Jared Staal, another new signing at the club, who averages a point a game.

Edinburgh will be desperate for a win tonight, as they went down 4-1 at home to Cardiff Devils last night.

Meanwhile, Bracknell Bees stung Sheffield Steeldogs 3-0 on Thursday evening.

The South Yorkshire side is seventh in the 10-team English Premier League, with seven wins from 17 matches.

FIXTURES

Saturday 5th November

Elite League

Coventry Blaze v Belfast Giants – 7.00pm

Dundee Stars v Cardiff Devils – 7.00pm

Edinburgh Capitals v Sheffield Steelers – 6.00pm

Manchester Storm v Nottingham Panthers – 7.00pm