The Carlos Tevez of Sheffield Steelers

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Carlos Tevez isn’t exactly a name that is revered in the red half of Sheffield.

He is the footballer that Sheffield United fans blame for their side being relegated in 2007.

So Blades fan among the ranks of ice hockey supporters at Sheffield Arena will have to bear with Geoff Woolhouse when he used the Argentinian’s name as a reference point.

The retired Steelers goalie says his former team-mate Tyler Mosienko reminds him of the all-action Argentine.

Mosienko, something of a controversial figure himself a year or two ago, starts his second season with Steelers soon.

“He is extremely skilful, fast, gritty and tenacious” says Woolhouse.

“He reminds me of Tevez for the way he always hounds players - Tyler does that by always getting opponents to turn the puck over.

“He has a great work ethic and racks up a lot of distance and time out there; it’s no surprise he’s a massive fans’ favourite.”

Woolhouse expects Mosienko to continue where he left off at the club.

“It will be interesting to see where the new coach plays him, he might leave him with Rob Dowd and Jonathan Phillips, that was a good line for us last year.”

Mosienko, 31, averaged a point a game last season.

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