Steelers blow as Domish joins rivals

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Sheffield Steelers have lost another talented skater to an Elite League rival.

Defenceman Jerramie Domish had initially e-mailed coach Ryan Finnerty to accept a contract with the club.

But ‘Domer,’ who had issues with some senior management at the club last season, did a U-turn and has opted for a berth at Coventry Blaze, who underperformed last year and are now rebuilding. The switch follows the loss of Steelers winger Rob Dowd to Belfast Giants.

Coach Ryan Finnerty said: “We had hoped to retain his services and we had spoken and all but agreed a deal. Jerramie, though, advised me yesterday that he wishes to move to Coventry and I wish him all the very best with his decision.

“He is a good man and a good hockey player and leaves many friends in Sheffield.”

Meanwhile, Steelers are thinking about signing a 6ft 3in American goaltender rather than a netminder they had earlier offered a deal to.

Finnerty said: “We’re close to a few more signings. We have had one player brought to our attention that we’re very keen on. We were far down the road with another player but this name is one I’m very keen to move on so all attention is focused on trying to land him and then moving on with the other signings.”