Boxing Day night: Steelers lose ‘derby’ battle

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Sheffield Steelers suffered a double blow tonight.

They went down 5-3 Nottingham Panthers before 7,000 fans at Sheffield Arena.

Jason Hewitt (two) and Mike Ramsay got the goals, but the defending champions were outgunned comprehensively, particularly in the second period.

On top of that, player coach Ryan Finnerty suffered a back problem that will keep him out of tomorrow’s fixture at Nottingham,

Full report in tomorrow’s Star.

Other games:

Braehead Clan 2 Belfast Giants 7

Cardiff Devils 4 Fife Flyers 1

Dundee Stars 4 Edinburgh Capitals 2