Steeldogs’ skaters face three games in four days

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After a barn-stormer last weekend, Sheffield Steeldogs are next at home on Tuesday against Steve Moria’s Basingstoke Bison in a Kids Go Free night.

Prior to that they have an away double-header against Milton Keynes followed by Peterborough this weekend.

Steeldogs played their best two periods of hockey this season against Manchester last Sunday, grabbing a 2-0 lead until the pace of the first two periods caught up with them. Coach Andre Payette was philosophical and is still targeting a play-off position.

Steeldogs have had some tough but close-run games against the Bison since Payette took charge and they need the home-ice advantage to play a part on Tuesday. Another big crowd would also help the players as it did on Sunday.

All league teams are fighting for various positions in the final few games of the season so there will be no easy games to relax the intensity. Illness and injury have still played a part but are slowly improving and there have been some very entertaining games recently as the rest of the team rally round.

On Saturday Steeldogs are at Milton Keynes, fcing one of their bogey teams, the Lightning, before they travel on Sunday down to Peterborough Phantoms. This is likely to be the usual hard-hitting game. It will mean three games in four days for the team but some points gained at the weekend will ease the pressure.

Tickets will be available on the door for Tuesday’s home game (7.45pm). Prices: Adult £8. Concession £6. Kids free.