Video: The Sheffield Steeler who puts the team first

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If you are looking for a player who puts the team before himself, you need go look no further than Brady Ramsay.

He’s had to sit out half a dozen games so far as Sheffield Steelers’ coach Paul Thompson seeks to find the magical formula that will deliver consistency and, ultimately, silverware.

Brady Ramsay

Brady Ramsay

But you won’t find the young man from Calgary, Canada complaining. He just wants the team to win, plain and simple.

Asked about the competition for import places at the second-place Elite League outfit, Ramsay suggested players had to see the bigger picture.

“You can’t really dwell on one game, sitting out, you have got to keep moving forward, it happens everywhere” he said.

“Winning teams have extra players in case guys get hurt and that is the way it is in north America.”

Ramsay has played in the last couple of Steeler games, including Wednesday’s 8-2 trouncing of Dundee Stars at iceSheffield.

He hopes to be in the side as they host Manchester Storm at Sheffield Arena on Saturday, in the Challenge Cup.

“They are a good team, they are built big, they play hard and we are going to have to be at our best to beat them” said the forward.

Ramsay, aged 24, said he and the team were looking forward to their Continental Cup expedition to Denmark - the team flies out on Thursday.

“It is really exciting; win that weekend and advance to the finals...it will be awesome for our team to be on the road like that together.”

The player also says he hopes that team-mate Mathieu Roy will made inroads into a persistent injury that has been hampering him most of the season.

“It’s tough, when have little nicks and pains like that, to be at your best” said Ramsay.

“It gets in your head, a little bit. Hopefully he can get 100 per cent healthy soon.”

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