SHEFFIELD, U.K.- The Sheffield Steeldogs endured two consecutive away defeats at the weekend, losing 7-0 to Slough Jets on Saturday Jan. 19 before suffering a 4-2 loss to Guildford Flames the following day.
The Jets dominated the game on Saturday Jan 19. and opened the scoring in the first period.
While player/coach, Andre Payette, sat out a roughing penalty after fighting with Slough Assistant Captain, Daniel Davies, the Jets took the lead. Darius Pliskauskas fired home the opening goal at 16:06 on the PP.
Five unanswered goals in the second period for the Slough Jets put the game beyond all doubt. Ciaron Long made it 2-0 at 26:24, just before Tomas Valecko fired in the home side’s third goal of the game at 28:10.
Davies was in the thick of the action once more as he made it 4-0 at 33:31. Valecko scored his second of the game at 34:35 to make it 5-0.
The Jets scored their sixth goal of the game just before the end of the second period, with Captain, Michael Wales, providing the finish.
A PP goal from Frantisek Bakrlik wrapped up the game at 46:55, while Payette sat out yet another penalty for slashing.
The game ended 7-0 to the Slough Jets.
The Sheffield Steeldogs were on the wrong end of a 4-2 score-line on Sunday Jan. 20. against the Guildford Flames.
The Flames took an early lead, with Curtis Huppe securing a first period goal after just 1:36.
Ben Campbell doubled Guildford’s lead in the second period at 27:56.
The Steeldogs fought back, however, with Steve Duncombe firing the puck past Flames netminder, Mark Lee, at 29:36.
At 36:25, Payette equalised to send the two sides into the third period with the score at 2-2.
The League Leaders took the lead in the third period. Rick Plant put the Flames up 3-2 at 49:32. With 30 seconds left in the game, Jozef Kohut made it 4-2.
The game ended 4-2 to the Guildford Flames.
Steeldogs coach, Andre Payette, commented on his side’s weekend efforts, “ We had a poor performance on Saturday in Slough but I was very proud of the players on Sunday in Guildford,”
“We were down to 11 players and two academy players against a full-strength top-of-the-league Flames, but the guys battled hard and played a great road game,”
“If they play that way for the rest of the season we should make some good progress.”
The Steeldogs next travel to Telford to face the Tigers on Saturday Jan. 26. before hosting Milton Keynes Lightning on Sunday Jan. 27.
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