Unconvincing Steelers claim the points

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SHEFFIELD Steelers coach Ryan Finnerty was again hugely disappointed in his side’s performance in the 3-2 win over Coventry Blaze on Saturday.

“It was embarrassing at times, in fact almost farcical, I went past being annoyed at one time and just laughed” he admited.

“We went from having a good first period to the most crazy indiscipline second I can remember for a long time. I then thought we came back well in the third and that one moment of brilliance from Mike Ramsay earned us the points.”

The home side got off to the perfect start as Chad Huttel fired them in front at 1.43.The visitors got back on level terms at 12.18 with a goal from Shea Guthrie. No further scoring saw the teams go in all square after the first period.

With the second period, looking as though it was going to end goalless the teams traded powerplay goals. Neil Clark back in the side after weeks of being dropped by Finnerty, scored for Sheffield at 17.39 and 44 seconds later Guthrie with his second of the game made the game level for the second time.

Only the one goal in the third period and what a vital goal it was for the home team as Mike found the net at 53.19 to give the Steelers both points.

Coventry will have another bite of the cherry as they face Sheffield tomorrow night at the Sky Dome.

Period Scores: 1-1, 1-1, 1-0

Pen Mins: She 38 - Cov 22

Powerplay: She 1/5 Cov 1/3

Shots On: John DeCaro 24 – Peter Hirsch 35

Referee: Moray Hanson

Full weekend wrap up in The Star on Monday.