Sheffield Steelers v Manchester Storm (cont)
Sheffield Steelers' pursuit for a more ruthless approach in front of goal wasn't reflected in the first period against Manchester Storm today.
Mid-table Storm, who came into the game on the back of four straight wins, hit the post twice and were unlucky not to have taken advantage of a flat-looking home side.
Sheffield winger Colton Fretter was also hit in the upper body by a team-mate’s shot and skated off the ice in obvious discomfort.
Patrik Valcak and Darian Dziuryznski hit both posts as Storm breezed up the ice, backed by a noisy away following.
Steelers came close a couple of times.
Valcak gave the puck away and Robert Dowd had a decent skate and shot at goal.
And Davey Phillips, booed by the away fans, delivered a decent check on the boards on Cody Cartier.
Neither side could find the net before the first interval.