Sheffield Steelers’ top scorer wants to savour Play Off glory

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Mathieu Roy knows what it is like to win the Play Offs.

But he doesn’t know what it’s like to win it with the Sheffield Steelers.

Mathieu Roy. 'Picture: Dean Woolley

Mathieu Roy. 'Picture: Dean Woolley

In his first year with the Elite League club, his side was beaten in the final by Coventry Blaze.

And last season, Blaze knocked them out at quarter final stage.

He has to go back to his time with Florida Everblades when the captained them to the (2011-12) Kelly Cup in the ECHL.

Roy is Steelers top scorer and they will need him to be on form for Saturday’s semi-final against Belfast Giants.

He has scored six goals in eight previous games against the Irish so far.

The French Canadian said: “We went (to the final) the first year I was here...this year I want to go back and I want that trophy because it’s the only one left.”

Roy believes Cardiff Devils would be the team waiting for them - intent on winning the treble.

“I think we have to go through Cardiff. They have got our number all year but it’s not over” he said.

Roy said everyone team-mate had bought into the idea of coming back from 5-2 down in the first quarter at Nottingham to keep their season alive.

“It’s been up and down but that’s hockey and we have got a good team here and now.”

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