ICE HOCKEY: Get ready for the goal rush!

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SHEFFIELD Steelers skipper Jonathan Phillips reckons a goal-rush is on its way to the Arena.

The recruitment of Colin Shields, Cory Pecker alongside slick points-man Jeff Legue signals a potent attacking force.

“I think as a team we will be a lot more offensive next season,” said the Welsh winger, who turned 30 years of age last Saturday.

“Legue, Shields and Pecker are three 30 goal-plus merchants. Tylor Michel will be another 20-25, Ash Tait the same and we still have two import forwards to sign.

“We will score goals from the back end (defence) as well. Roddy Sarich and the new guy James Jorgenson both are offensive.”

And that won’t be the only feature that fans can look forward to.

“I see a change in the way Steelers teams play,” said Phillips, who will be starting his seventh season in South Yorkshire.

“I think we will go from a solid defensive organisation to an in-your-face, hard fore-checking offensive team.

“I believe my job, Jason Hewitt’s role and maybe on or two of the other forwards, will be to make sure we are responsible in our own end, keep check of things defensively and let those offensive guys get on with it.”