Gerad Adams is upbeat about the run-up to Saturday’s play off game at Coventry Blaze despite injury issues affecting three defencemen.
Drew Fata was a sickness victim on Sunday at Hull, Chad Langlais took a knock to the head and Mark Thomas still has back concerns and had his chin cut by a skate in East Yorkshire. Blaze have a key skater in the wars too. Centreman Shea Guthrie, who put Steelers out of a previous Play Offs with a hat-trick, was carried off the ice and briefly hospitalised after a hit on the boards from Matthew Myers of Cardiff Devils.
Adams is pleased with Steelers’ form, despite the 4-2 reverse at Hull.
“I am really happy, their goals came as give-aways and lapses, which ofcourse we will address, but they did not create anything that worried me. Yes we’ve lost twice in a couple of weeks in Hull, but I’m not bothered at all. All our energies will now be on Coventry.” Steelers have reduced ticket prices for the second leg (week today) to £10 in the hope of attracting a big Arena crowd - the club didn’t want to play at iceSheffield after previous play off disappointments there. They are appealing for Sheffield to get behind their team.
See attached video of how Steelers have come unstuck against Coventry before.