Steelers goalie Frank Doyle says it is inevitable that more of the Play Off winning side will be dismantled.
Max Lacroix and Jeff Legue have left the club and Danny Meyers today dropped down a league to Guildford Flames.
“We had a lot of guys are going to get some interest from other leagues” he said. “After you win it’s sad, because you won with that group of guys and you want everybody back but that’s not the case in professional hockey. There are changes every year.”
Doyle said Jeff Legue, who has joined Sheffield Steeldogs would be “tough to replace.”
Speaking before the deal was signed, he said: “Guys who have played in this league have that experience, it’s big bringing those guys back because they know the League they know what’s expected, know Arenas they are going into; they are small things but they add up and if you can bring back guys with experience that benefits the team.”
Meyers joined the Steelers for the start of the 2012-13 season and competed two years with the club playing 118 games (7+28.)
Meyers final game for the club was the successful 2014 play off final against the Belfast Giants – leaving the Steelers as a winner.
“We have nothing but good things to say about Danny in his time here” said owner Tony Smith.
“It’s never easy when a player leaves but coaches have difficult decisions to make and we respect that. We thank Danny for his efforts including his part in last seasons play off championship. He and his family will always be welcome back at the Arena especially for our banner raising night at the start of next season.
“We are delighted Danny has signed with Guildford for the next two seasons, they are an outstanding club who have just signed an excellent professional and we wish them both well.”
*Ex Steeler Lee Esders has re-signed for Braehead Clan.