Cup will be a priority: Hewitt

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STEELERS may have won more than their share of trophies over the past eight years - but the Challenge Cup has been one that’s always eluded them.

Whether it is because it is seen as a third-rated title behind the League and the Play Offs is hard to say.

But Sheffield forward Jason Hewitt is determined the side puts up a better showing this year; with Saturday’s meeting at iceSheffield with Coventry Blaze the starting point. The club last won the Challenge Cup in the ISL era - and that’s not good enough, he said.

“The Challenge Cup hasn’t been our event at all. I don’t if it’s because we have always been so focused on the league or just been unlucky. What I do know is this year we’re going full out to bring it back to Sheffield. There are only three competitions and this one is important. It’s the only trophy I haven’t won as a player and it’s certainly one I and the rest of the team want to add to our collection” said the ‘British Bulldog.’

“Saturday against Coventry is a tough opener but if we beat them we pretty much kill off their chances of qualification and make it a three way fight for the two semi finals sports with Nottingham and Cardiff.

“The game two weeks ago against the Blaze showed that we have the beating of them.”