SHEFFIELD, U.K.- The Sheffield Steeldogs had a mixed weekend against the Peterborough Phantoms; winning their Saturday match 3-2 at home, then losing 6-3 away the following day.
After a goalless first period in Sheffield, the Phantoms broke the deadlock. While Edgars Bebris served a two minute penalty for slashing, Ondrej Lauko capitalised on the PP at 24:53 to make it 1-0.
Tom Carlon then doubled the lead for the visitors at 27:26, shooting the puck past new Steeldogs’ netminder, Dalibor Sedlar.
Captain, Greg Wood pulled one back for the Sheffield side at 36:02 to make it 2-1.
Bebris fired home to level the scoring at 48:13. At 59:56, Bebris scored a dramatic, game winning goal to secure the win for the Steeldogs.
The game ended 3-2 to the Steeldogs.
The Steeldogs didn’t fare so well against the Phantoms in Peterborough as they were defeated 6-3 by a more clinical side.
It was the Steeldogs who took the lead, however, as Ben Morgan slotted the puck past Phantoms’ netminder, Damien King, at 5:03.
Two Peterborough goals followed to give the home side the lead. Jeff Glowa and Maris Ziedins scored at 8:00 and 11:37, respectively, to make it 2-1.
Greg Wood equalised for the Steeldogs at 18:33, and early on in the second period, he gave the Sheffield side the lead. The Steeldogs Captain coolly fired the puck underneath King at 24:23 to put his side in front.
The lead didn’t last long, however, as Jozef Sladok equalised for Peterborough at 25:24.
Two more goals in the second period made it 5-3 to the Phantoms. Will Weldon and Carlon, at 35:03 and 37:01, respectively, gave Peterbrough a 5-3 lead.
A late third period goal from Lauko at 56:05 wrapped up the game for Peterborough.
The game ended 6-3 to the Phantoms.
The Steeldogs have a double away weekend ahead of them, travelling to Slough to play the Jets on Saturday Jan. 19., before they face the Flames at Guildford the following day.
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