Disappointing start to the season for the Steeldogs

SHEFFIELD, U.K.- It was a disappointing start to the new season for the Sheffield Steeldogs on Sept. 15. as they lost on the road to the Slough Jets, 5-2.
The Jets quickly made their mark on the game, scoring within the first three minutes. Mindausas Kieras put Slough up 1-0, just 2:39 into the first period.
A dominant second period for the Jets saw them take a 3-0 lead over the travelling Sheffield Steeldogs. Goals from Darius Pliskauskas and Michael Wales at 23:11 ad 27:55, respectively, gave the home side some breathing space.
The resilient Steeldogs pulled one back, however, at the 34 minute mark through Captain, Greg Wood, on the powerplay, while Slough’s Sam Godfrey saw out a slashing penalty.  
Moments later, the Jets restored their three goal lead at 36:37 through Alex Barker to end the second period with the Steeldogs trailing 4-1.
Just five minutes into the third period, Darius Pliskauskas got his second of the game on the powerplay to give the Jets a four goal lead.
The Steeldogs found a consolation goal through Pavel Gomeniuk moments later, however, with a lucky goal from his own defensive zone to make it 5-2.
Andrew Hirst was given the MOTM award for the Steeldogs.
Steeldogs coach, Andre Payette, said after the match, “ I thought the Steeldogs didn’t do themselves justice on Saturday night and we didn’t play our usual Steeldogs hockey, which allowed Slough to take the win”.
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