SATURDAY NIGHT: Sheffield are the real Stars

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sheffield Steelers’ defenceman Mark Thomas scored a rare goal to send Steelers to a 4-0 shut out victory at Dundee Stars tonight.

After a barren first period, Sheffield took control when Mike Ramsay set up Thomas in the 21st minute.

And Thomas was a provider at 34;36 when Ashley Tait put the visitors 2-0 up.

The third period was only two minutes long when Ryan Finnerty put the game beyond doubt with a third.

The player coach added a second to make it 4-0 with two minutes left.

*Tomorrow night is the biggest test for Steelers and their player coach Ryan Finnerty since their opening day at Belfast.

They entertain Nottingham Panthers (5pm) - and owner Tony Smith hopes a win will help the task of filling the Arena in future matches.

Read a comprehensive review of all the weekend’s action in The Star.

And look out for a new Steeler column in the Sheffield Telegraph next week.