Sheffield Steelers 11-1 Dundee Stars (latest, aggregate 14-1)

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Sheffield went into tonight’s Challenge Cup quarter final second leg knowing they must put their chances away and nullify former Steelers winger Chris Blight.

Steelers went into the match with Dundee Stars 3-0 up from the first leg and seem sure to progress through to the semi final of the competition.

But if Stars were to have even the remotest chance - they need Blight to be on top form.

The 32-year-old Canadian is their top scorer with 10 goals and 21 assists (31 pts) from 30 games in all competitions.

Dundee beat Sheffield 4-2 in November, but are bottom of the league and player-coach Jeff Hutchins’ faces a huge challenge is to take his under-staffed team into the end-of-season play-offs for a second consecutive year.

Dustin Kohn was absent again this evening, with a knee injury. He was joined on the sidelines by Cullen Eddy.

Steelers effortlessly replicated the first leg scoreline in the first period.

Two defencemen scored from the blue line, Darrell Hay and Mark Thomas, while Michael Forney added another from a near post angle.

Rob Dowd added another after the first interval.

And while Ryan Grimshaw got one back Steelers continued to dominate, with Dowd adding another.

Cheverie was pulled in favour of Craig Holland, in goal, but he conceded straight away, to Forney.

Stars folded completely in the last session with two more for Forney and goals for Phil Hill and Nick Ferrara.

*Defenceman Ben O’Connor started the night as fifth top points scorer with 28 in as many games.

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