Flames drop 7-3 score at Sheffield
A 3 goal outburst in the first half of the 2nd period put the Steelers in front by a distance that would not be fully made up for the rest of the evening during their 7-3 defeat of the Flames in Sheffield. It took less than 2 minutes for the Yorkshire club to hit the scoresheet when Eric Neiley got them started. John Dunbar replied at 15:58 to level it, but the knotted score was short lived thanks to a Mathieu Roy answer before the period timed out. Roy’s 2nd early in the middle frame made it 3-1. Ben O’Connor extended it further in the 28th minute and Liam Kirk had the home team well in command just over halfway. In the period’s dying seconds Rhett Rachinski sparked a bit of hope when he had Spectrum’s men 3 goals off the pace to start the 3rd. Geoff Walker pulled it a bit closer inside the back half of the final stanza to make it 5-3, but Levi Nelson and Andreas Valdix ensured a full reply would not be on the docket when they closed the scoring in succession less than 5 minutes from time.