Disaster double away weekend for the Steeldogs

SHEFFIELD, U.K.- The Sheffield Steeldogs had a weekend to forget, losing their two away matches 2-1 and 5-1, against the Slough Jets and the Bracknell Bees respectively.
 
The Steeldogs travelled to Slough to face the Jets in their first game of the weekend on Saturday Dec. 1.
 
The Sheffield side started brightly with Lloyd Gibson opening the scoring after just 1:08 to put the Steeldogs up 1-0.
 
Their lead was maintained up until the end of the second period. At 38:48, Francoise Bakrilik rocketed home an  equaliser for the Slough Jets.
 
The Slough Jets raised their game in the third period, and took the initiative after just 44 seconds. Aaron Connolly fired the puck past Steeldogs netminder, James Flavell, in what would prove to be the decisive goal.
 
The game ended 2-1 to the Slough Jets.
 
Steeldogs’ new import, Lubomir Korhon was given the MOTM award on his debut for the Sheffield side after a good first performance.
 
The Steeldogs then travelled to Bracknell the following day.
 
The Bees started the brighter of the two sides, taking the lead in the first period through a backhanded shot from Grant Rounding.
 
At 24:02, Bracknell doubled their lead with a goal from Lukas Smital.
 
Later in the period, Craig Elliot squared up to Bracknell’s Alan Lack. Both were given double minor penalties for roughing, and Elliot was also handed a minor penalty for hooking.

New Steeldogs import%2C Lubomir Korhon%2C receives the MOTM award for both weekend games (picture courtesy of TagesWoche)

New Steeldogs import%2C Lubomir Korhon%2C receives the MOTM award for both weekend games (picture courtesy of TagesWoche)


 
On the subsequent PP, the Bees made it 3-0, with the goal coming from Marcel Petran. Shaun Thompson gave Bracknell a four goal advantage moments later.
 
At 33:48, the Steeldogs managed to pull one back through forward, Lloyd Gibson to make it 4-1.
 
Thompson secured his second goal of the game minutes later to give the Bees their 5-1 lead.
 
After a uneventful third period, the game ended 5-1 to the Bracknell Bees.
 
Lubomir Korhon was awarded the MOTM for the Steeldogs for the second night running.
 
The Steeldogs next face Swindon Wildcats at home on Tuesday Dec. 4. The Sheffield side will then travel to Swindon on Saturday Dec. 8. before returning home to face the Bracknell Bees the following day.
 
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