Campbell’s revenge against the Steeldogs

SHEFFIELD, U.K.- After releasing Derek Campbell earlier in the week, the Sheffield Steeldogs travelled to face the experienced forward’s new team, Manchester Phoenix.
The Phoenix took the initiative in the first period, scoring three unanswered goals within the first 17 minutes. Campbell opened the scoring at 7:29 with a short-handed goal after the Phoenix were given a two minute bench penalty.
Goals from Joachim Flaten and Andrew McKinney followed, at 11:07 and 17:19 respectively, to give the Phoenix a three goal advantage.
Craig Elliott pulled one back for the Steeldogs at 19:11 to make it 3-1.
The Steeldogs got themselves back to within one at 21:35 with the only goal of the second period. Ben Morgan supplied the finish.
Steeldogs coach, Andre Payette, and Campbell provided second period entertainment with some unresolved business. The two squared up to each other at 26:55. Payette won the fight easily.
At 45:23, the Steeldogs tied the game. Pavel Gomeniuk fired the puck past Manchester netminder, Stephen Fone, to make it 3-3.
The Phoenix regained the lead less than ten minutes later, however. Michal Psurny fired home a SH goal at 55:15 while James Archer sat out a two minute penalty for tripping.
Campbell scored his second of the night at 59:01 to end the game 5-3.
The Sheffield Steeldogs next face the Peterborough Phantoms at home on Dec. 22. before travelling to Guildford to fight the Flames the following day.
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