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🚨 TEAM SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT πŸš¨

This time we have someone new to announce!

As we start to turn our attentions towards the 2019 season, we are proud to announce a new team sponsor for 2019!

Welcome to the kingdom Daydreamer Travel!

It’s great to have you joining the Steelkings family!

DayDreamer

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🚨 TEAM SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT πŸš¨

As we start to turn our attentions towards the 2019 season, we are proud to announce we have another returning sponsor for 2019! Once again we welcome back 19eleven to the Steelkings family!

We are very grateful for the continued support of the Steelkings and para ice hockey here in Sheffield!

19eleven

🚨 TEAM SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT πŸš¨

As we start to turn our attentions towards the 2019 season, we are very proud to announce that Cross Check Clothing will be returning to the Steelkings family once again!

We are very grateful for Cross Checks continued support of the Steelkings and para ice hockey here in Sheffield!

Cross Check also designed our brand new ‘Hail to the Kings’ T-shirts that we had on sale during our Kings Cup game. Make sure you check out our stall when we next play and check them out!

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🚨 TEAM SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT πŸš¨

As we start to turn our attentions towards the 2019 season, we are proud to announce that Irwin Mitchell will be returning to the Steelkings family once again!

We are very grateful for Irwin Mitchell continued support of the Steelkings and para ice hockey here in Sheffield!

Irwin Mitchell

🚨 TEAM SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT πŸš¨

As we start to turn our attentions towards the 2019 season, we are proud to announce that AMG Superalloys will be returning to the Steelkings family once again!

We are very grateful for AMG’s continued support of the Steelkings and para ice hockey here in Sheffield!

AMG

The French are coming! The French are coming!

We have some exciting news for you, on February 10th we are welcoming Para Ice Hockey HCCA Dahu 63 to Sheffield for a game between our two clubs!!!

HCCA Dahu (from Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE) will travel to Sheffield to face the Steelkings in a full length game in just underΒ THREE WEEKS TIME!

Steelkings chairman, Jake Oakley, had this to say about the fixture: “Everyone at the Sheffield Steelkings are very excited that we can finally announce this fixture against our friends from France. We’ve been working on the details since late summer and we can’t wait to face them now.”

This will be a first for both clubs and we are very so happy to be welcoming them to IceSheffield and the Steel City!

HCCA Dahu chairman, Gillian Horny, also added: “We can’t wait to play against the Steelkings! It will be a great trip and one to remember.”

As always, this game will be completely free to all spectators and we really want to get a big crowd watching our first international competition!

So make sure you save the date and tell everyone you know to come down to IceSheffield as we look to defend the kingdom!!!

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Elves win the Winter Blast!

‘Team Elf’ found themselves the winners of the Sheffield Steelkings Para Ice Hockey Club’s first ever Winter Blast game with a late goal securing a 2-1 victory over ‘Team Santa’

Sheffield Steelkings with Phil Roberts

The teams were made up of players from the Steelkings who decided to put on a free Christmas exhibition game as a thank you to the public for their support over the last year.

The Sheffield Steelkings won a National Lottery Award in September thanks to public support and to say thank you, put on this exhibition game.

The Steelkings were also joined by a very special guest on the evening, Sheffield strongman, Phil ‘Titanium’ Roberts who was on hand for the ceremonial puck drop before the game started and to award the Player of the Game awards at the end too.

A dominant first period by Team Elf saw many chances saved but the team, couldn’t find their way past Bryan Hackworth in the Team Santa’s goal. Both teams had chances but it was Team Elf who came the closest.

Team Elf v Team Santa

The tough and physical contest saw both sides battling hard, much to the crowds excitement.

The first period came and went and would end scoreless.

The game remained tied for over half of the second period too and saw Team Santa pushing harder to try and take back some control of the game.

Goalie changes half way through the game saw Warren Hewett replace Bryan in the Santa goal and sledge hockey newbie, Tom Wilton replace Gary Whiteley in the Elf goal.
Shortly after the goalie changes the game really started to heat up. The hits became bigger as both teams desire to win started to become obvious.

A long clearance by defenceman John Oakley caught Warren by surprise and he allowed the puck to hit his goalie pads and bounce out to a surging Barry Grayson who slotted it into the back of the net to give Team Elf the lead.

This was a blow that would take the wind out of the sails of Team Santa.

The score would remain 1-0 going into the third period. Following a team talk in the period break Team Santa came out strong and continued to push back in an attempt to tie the game.

Their pressure was rewarded when Wayne Plummer passed the puck to Matthew Franklin who was racing down the left wing and fired a shot straight past Tom Wilton in the Elf goal.

The game was now tied and would see the crowd getting closer to the edge of their seats.

The score would stay tied at 1-1 until just a couple of minutes from the end. With under two minutes left on the clock Jake Oakley raced through the Santa team to pounce on a loose puck.

The shot went hard and high on the Santa goal but was spectacularly saved by Warren Hewitt to make up for his earlier blunder.
With a flash of the glove Warren scooped the puck to the corner for the game to remain tied.

Unfortunately for Team Santa, Rachel Paget was following the play down the left wing and played the puck back across to Jake Oakley who had circled to be front of the goal once again.

Hewett wasn’t able to save the second shot by Oakley who released another hard and high shot for goal number two.

This goal would prove to be the game winner and would see Team Elf win the first ever Winter Blast game 2-1.

Feel the Winter Blast!

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Following the success of our first ever ‘Fire & Ice’ game, your Sheffield Steelkings are very proud to bring you our first ever ‘Winter Blast’ game!

We love to shout about our sport and what better way than to have another FREE exhibition game for all you lovely people!

Consider it our Christams present to you (and it certainly beats getting socks).

So, invite your friends, family, neighbours, work collegues and anyone else you can think of and let’s continue to spread the game of para ice hockey!

As well as an exciting game, we’ll also have a raffle, a tombola and a selection of merchandise on sale! (We might even have some little treats for you too!)

REMEMBER, it’s completely FREE ENTRY for all spectators! So mark your diaries and we’ll see you at IceSheffield on the 14th December!

#DontQuitDoIt

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Last night we hosted an amazing Learn to Sledge session in conjunction with our sponsors, Irwin Mitchell and friends.

Irwin Mitchell are passionate about helping us spread the amazing sport of para ice hockey and we are very grateful for their ongoing support.

We have more photos to follow on our facebook pageΒ  but we had to share this one first!

An amazing night with amazing people. Thank you to everyone involved. We hope you had as much fun as we did

We’ve won the lottery!

As you are probably aware,Β  your Sheffield Steelkings were finalists in the best sport category of the National Lottery Awards.

WE WON!!!!!

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Last Friday Coach Jake Oakley and Captain David Scivill took some of the team down to the BBC studios in London for the awards ceremony.

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We have had an amazing time and met some wonderful people over the last 4 years and are extremely excited and proud to have been chosen as the best National Lottery funded sports project for 2018.

We’d like to thank all of our supporters and sponsors who have helped us to become the club we are today and continue to help us as we strive to reach the potential we know we have.

You can watchΒ the awards on BBC One at 22:45 tonight.

As a thank you we are having a “Fire and Ice” exhibition game at IceSheffield on the 5th October starting at 17:50, and with free entry we hope to see you there.

Fire and Ice Poseter