Sheffield Steelers get St Patrick’s Day hiding in Belfast

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SHEFFIELD Steelers were on the end of another five goal hiding in Belfast.

On Friday, they crashed 5-1 at the Odyssey Arena.

Saturday night it was a 5-2 defeat as Belfast Giants rubbed in their title winning superiority.

Sheffield had started well, Colt King scoring on the powerplay at 15.11 as Colt King netted.

With only 37 seconds of the second period played a strike from Craig Peacock had the hosts back on level terms. Two goals 36 seconds apart from Jeremy Rebek (24.38) and Gareth Roberts (25.14) and a further strike from Jon Pelle at 26.31 gave the home side a three-goal lead.

Steelers with a second powerplay goal from Mike Ramsay at 34.25 saw the visitors cut the deficit to two goals. This was how it remained going into the third.

A second goal of the game from Peacock on a 5 on 3 powerplay at 54.03 and it was game, set and match for the 2011/2012 league champions.

Period Scores: 0-1, 4-1, 1-0

Pen Mins: Bel 10 - She 26

Powerplay: Bel 1/7 She 2/4

Shots On: Stephen Murphy 26/Andrew Dickson 2 – John DeCaro 42

Referee: Tom Darnell

Read a weekend analysis in Monday’s Star.