Tyler Plante was in talks with Sheffield Steelers today as the club tried to patch up the goalie’s dented confidence.
Coach Paul Thompson was arranging a one-to-one after Sunday’s win over Manchester Storm saw him concede four times in 10 minutes.
That followed a 4-1 loss at Belfast Giants the night before.
“Tyler was left to hang out to dry but he is there to make big saves when that happens. He has shown, in other games this season, what level he is at. But his confidence seems low. Now it’s a question of re-building that” said the coach.
“He made a great save in the third period against Storm (who Steelers play tomorrow in the Challenge Cup) and we want to build on that. Everybody is accountable and I will listen to what he says and have my own points to make in our meeting.”
American-born Plante, a draft pick for Florida Panthers a decade ago, has to be the best player on the ice most nights if Steelers are going to improve on their fifth position in the League (they have played three fewer games than league leading Cardiff Devils.)
It will be interesting to see if Plante is rested for tomorrow’s Cup game at Storm.