Sheffield Steelers

The Sheffield Steelers are a professional ice hockey team located in Sheffield, England. They were formed in 1991 (see 1991 in sport) and play their home games at the Utilita Arena. They are currently a member of the Elite Ice Hockey League. The club's main (title) sponsor is Sheffield Window Centre.

Sheffield Steelers
Sheffield Steelers.svg
CitySheffield, England
LeagueElite Ice Hockey League
Founded1991
OperatedSheffield Steelers
Home arenaSheffield Arena
ColoursOrange, White and Black
     
MascotSteeler Dan
Owner(s)Tony Smith
Head coachUnited States Aaron Fox
CaptainWalesUnited Kingdom Jonathan Phillips
Championships
Regular season titles1994–95, 1995–96, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15, 2015–16
Autumn Cups1995–96, 2000–01
Challenge Cups1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2019–20
Playoff championships1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2013–14, 2016–17
20/20 Hockey Fest2009–10

HistoryEdit

 
Sheffield Arena: home of the Steelers in 1997
 
Sheffield Arena: home of the Steelers twenty-five years later in 2022

Ice Hockey existed in amateur form in Sheffield, but the sport began its return to an era of arenas and stadium size crowds with the opening of the Sheffield Arena in 1991 and the creation of the Sheffield Steelers — the ice hockey team that was to occupy the new arena. The Sheffield Arena was built as part of the city's facilities for the staging of the World Student Games, and is a sizeable stadium originally seating 8,500 and located close to the city centre.[1] Ronnie Wood and David Gardener-Brown were at the helm as the Marketing Director at the club and set about promoting ice hockey to a city raised on the footballing success of Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday. Wood had a specific target, seeking to attract children and families to the city's new sporting Arena. They also began taking players to local football matches and together with mascots in an attempt to pull in football fans too. The Steelers' announcer David Simms gave certain players nicknames in the 1991-92 season to help the crowd associate with the players such as 'Rocket Ron Shudra, 'Stormin' Steve Nemeth and 'Magic' Mark Mackie.

The Steelers were named in honour of Sheffield's industrial past, much like the American football team of the same name based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the sharing of nicknames is merely a coincidence. The American football team actually predates Sheffield's team by 58 years and was already popular worldwide due to their dominance in the National Football League in the 1970s. Sheffield and Pittsburgh are considered sister cities.[2]

The Steelers have continued to fill the capacity of the Arena nearly every season since, including over 9,000 vs Nottingham on Boxing Day 2021. Sheffield began breaking several British ice hockey attendance records, and in March 1996 added an extra 1,200 seats to the Arena to meet the growing demand. The Manchester v Sheffield game in 1997 saw a UK record 17,245, such was the passion for the game at that time.[3]

On Sunday 3 December 2006, the Steelers played in their 1000th ever game.[4] The game was against the Basingstoke Bison at the Hallam FM Arena, for which special orange jerseys had been made for the match.[5] The Steelers lost the game 3–2[6] and the jerseys were all auctioned off at the game.

2000–presentEdit

In the 2000–01 campaign the Steelers completed a Grand Slam, becoming only the second club to win the Autumn Cup, League, Challenge Cup and Playoff Titles in the same season. They retained the Play-off title the following season, the first team to achieve this in the Superleague era, beating Manchester Storm on penalties in the Play-Off final, held at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham in front of a full house.

David Matsos was appointed as coach for the 2006–07 season. He led the Steelers to a fourth-place finish in the league and a place in the Challenge Cup Finals.[7]

In 2007 team Owner Bob Phillips and his wife sold their other Elite League club the Cardiff Devils in order to concentrate on building the Steelers.[8] The club won that season's Elite League Playoff Championship after beating the Coventry Blaze 2–0 in the final with goals from Johnathan Phillips and Dan Tessier. The Steelers were knocked out of the following season's Knockout Cup and Challenge Cup early, but finished first in a league campaign that saw them lose just three times in regulation. They made this a double by beating Nottingham Panthers 2–0 in the Play-Off final. The Steelers season ended in the Quarter Finals of the Play-offs after being knocked out by the Cardiff Devils.

The 2010–11 season was preceded by a "walk-out" of Steelers management and office staff, after a vote of no confidence in Owner Bob Phillips. Phillips put the club up for sale, and in December 2010 Paul Ragan, the CEO and owner of the Cardiff Devils, finalised acquiring the rights to the Sheffield Steelers. The Steelers were at the top of the league for the majority of the season, battling it out with the Cardiff Devils, .and won the league after back-to-back victories against the Braehead Clan. The Steelers were tied on points with Cardiff but won the league having more regulation time wins. After several rounds of negotiations, Simon decided not to renew his contract, and Ryan Finnerty was installed as player/coach after. During that season Sheffield Steelers became the first EIHL team to win a medal in Europe after their appearance in the Continental Cup superfinal.

Tony Smith took over as sole owner in August 2011 after buying out Paul Ragan. The Steelers won the 2013–14 Play-Off final 3–2 against Belfast Giants.

At the end of season 2014–15 they beat the Cardiff Devils to clinch the Elite League title with 74 points. On 20 April 2015, they parted company with coach Gerad Adams. They soon brought in Paul Thompson, former GB coach, as head coach and general manager.[9] At the end of season 2015–16 they became only the second club in the history of ice hockey to become back to back champions when they defeated the Fife Flyers on the final day of the season to take the title.

Paul Thompson left the Sheffield Steelers on 1 October 2018, citing personal reasons.[10] He was replaced as head coach by Tom Barrasso.[11] On 16 April 2019 the club announced that Aaron Fox had been appointed as head coach and general manager of the club.[12] On 8 March 2020, the Steelers won the 2019–20 Challenge Cup beating Cardiff Devils 4–3 – their first Challenge Cup title for 17 years.

Current squadEdit

Squad for 2022-23 Elite League season[13]

Netminders
No. Nat. Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth Joined from Press Release
1   Matt Greenfield L 2022 Parkland, Florida, US Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL [1]
34   Curtis Warburton* L 2021 Whiston, England Sheffield Steeldogs, NIHL [2]
55   Oskar Östlund L 2022 Gävle, Sweden Augsburger Panther, DEL [3]
72   Jordan McLaughlin* L 2022 Falkirk, Scotland Glasgow Clan, EIHL [4]
Defencemen
No. Nat. Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth Joined from Press Release
13    David Phillips R 2021 Hull, England Sheffield Steeldogs, NIHL [5]
22   Matt Petgrave L 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada HC Dynamo Pardubice, Czech Extraliga [6]
28   Kevin Schulze L 2021 White Bear Lake, Minnesota, US Sparta Warriors, Eliteserien [7]
44    Sam Jones R 2021 Walsall, England Telford Tigers, NIHL [8]
57   Niklas Nevalainen L 2022 Nakkila, Finland Frisk Asker Ishockey, Eliteserien [9]
58   Sébastien Piché L 2022 La Sarre, Quebec, Canada HK Olimpija, IceHL [10]
Forwards
No. Nat. Player Position Acquired Place of Birth Joined from Press Release
8   Mason Mitchell LW 2022 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Idaho Steelheads, ECHL [11]
12   Daniel Ciampini RW/LW 2022 Concord, Ontario, Canada HC Bozen–Bolzano, IceHL [12]
17    Evan Mosey F/D 2021 Downers Grove, Illinois, US EHC Freiburg, DEL2 [13]
19   Tomáš Pitule C/LW 2022 Rokycany, Czech Republic Rytíři Kladno, Czech Extraliga [14]
20    Jonathan Phillips C LW/C 2006 Cardiff, Wales Cardiff Devils, EIHL [15]
21   Alex Graham** LW 2019 Sheffield, England Sheffield Steeldogs, NIHL [16]
25   Brett Neumann C 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Orli Znojmo, IceHL [17]
27   Cole Shudra*** F/D 2021 Rotherham, England Leeds Knights, NIHL [18]
29   Scott Allen A C/LW 2022 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada EHC Freiburg, DEL2 [19]
62   Martin Látal RW 2021 Olomouc, Czech Republic HC Litvinov, Czech Extraliga [20]
63    Brendan Connolly A C 2021 Canmore, Alberta, Canada Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL [21]
69   Adam Raška C/LW 2022 Kopřivnice, Czech Republic BK Mladá Boleslav, Czech Extraliga [22]
74    Brandon Whistle C 2021 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Leeds Knights, NIHL [23]
75    Robert Dowd A LW/C 2021 Billingham, England HC Eppan Pirates, Italy2 [24]
79   Danny Kristo RW 2022 Eden Prairie, Minnesota, US HK Dukla Michalovce, Slovak Extraliga [25]
92    Brandon McNally LW/RW 2022 Saugus, Massachusetts, US Cardiff Devils, EIHL [26]
Team Staff
No. Nat. Name Position Place of Birth Joined from Press Release
N/A   Aaron Fox Head coach Hastings, Minnesota, US KHL Medveščak Zagreb, EBEL [27]
N/A   Carter Beston-Will Assistant coach Calgary, Alberta, Canada KHL Medveščak Zagreb, EBEL [28]
Recent departures
No. Nat. Player Position Acquired Place of Birth Leaving For Press Release
5   Daine Todd D 2021 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Steinbach Black Wings Linz, IceHL [29]
10   Tanner Eberle LW/RW 2018 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Greenville Swamp Rabbits, ECHL [30]
12   Justin Hodgman C 2021 Brampton, Ontario, Canada Retired [31]
24   Vojtěch Polák F 2021 Ostrov nad Ohri, Czech Republic Cracovia Krakow, Polska Hokej Liga [32]
33   Barry Brust G 2021 Swan River, Manitoba, Canada TBC [33]
38   Tommaso Traversa C/LW 2021 Turin, Italy SG Cortina, AlpsHL [34]
39   Rok Stojanovic G 2021 Kranj, Slovenia Cracovia Krakow, Polska Hokej Liga [35]
47   Adrian Saxrud Danielsen D 2021 Hamar, Norway Storhamar Ishockey, Eliteserien [36]
67   Matias Sointu LW/RW 2021 Tampere, Finland Cracovia Krakow, Polska Hokej Liga [37]
77   Keaton Ellerby D 2021 Priddis, Alberta, Canada Retired [38]
88   Marc-Olivier Vallerand RW 2021 Longueuil, Quebec, Canada HK Olimpija, IceHL [39]
90   John Armstrong C 2018 Unionville, Ontario, Canada Retired [40]

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Honoured membersEdit

The Steelers have retired the numbers of six players.[16] Ronnie Wood's number 7 and Tim Cranston's number 4 have been retired. Tony Hand's number 16 and Ken Priestlay's number 9 were retired on 21 January 2003 at a challenge match against the Dundee Stars,[17] with Ron Shudra's number 26 retired in summer 2009. Tommy Plommer's number 11 has also been retired.

Eight people who have been associated with the Steelers have been inducted to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.[18] Alex Dampier, who coached the Steelers from January 1993 to the end of the 1997–98 season, was inducted in 1995 and Mike Blaisdell, who coached and occasionally iced for the Steelers between 1999 and 2004, was inducted in 2004. On the player front, Chris Kelland was inducted in 2002, Rick Brebant in 2004, Paul Adey in 2006, Scott Neil in 2007, and most recently, legendary players Tim Cranston and 'Rocket' Ron Shudra in December 2010.

The Steelers started their own Hall of Fame in 2005 in which honoured members are voted for by the fans. There are two Hall of Fames: The Players Hall of Fame[19] and the Backroom Staff Hall of Fame.[20] Ken Priestlay, Tommy Plommer, Scott Allison and Tim Cranston were inducted to the Players Hall of Fame in 2005 and Ron Shudra and Mike Blaisdell were inducted in 2006. David Simms, responsible for press and media at the club, and Andy Akers, Equipment Manager, were inducted to the Backroom Staff Hall of Fame in 2006 and Mike O'Connor, general manager, was inducted in 2007.

Honours and awardsEdit

League Championships

Play Off Championships

Autumn Cups

  • 1995–96, 2000–01

Challenge Cups

20–20 Hockeyfest Tournament

  • 2009–10

Player of the Year Trophy

Coach of the Year Trophy

The Ice Hockey Annual Trophy (Leading British points scorer)

First Team All-Star

Second Team All-Star

Grand slam winning teamsEdit

The Steelers have won the Grand Slam of all available trophies twice in their history. In the 1995–96 season they won the Benson & Hedges Cup, the league championship and the playoffs. In the 2000–01 season they won the Benson & Hedges Cup, the Challenge Cup, the league championship and the playoffs. The players who played for the Steelers those seasons were:

1995–96 teamEdit

Goaltenders

Defenders

  • Neil Abel
  • Perry Doyle
  • Scott Heaton
  • Chris Kelland
  • Andre Malo
  • Mike O'Connor
  • Ron Shudra
  • Jamie Van der Horst
  • Rob Wilson
  • Mark Wright

Forwards

2000–01 teamEdit

Goaltenders

Defenders

Forwards

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season League GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Final League Position
1991–92 English League Division 1 32 27 4 1 0 55 378 163 2nd
1992–93 British League Division 1 32 22 6 4 0 48 300 186 2nd
1993–94 British League Premier Division 44 28 12 4 0 55 313 198 3rd
1994–95 British League Premier Division 44 35 5 4 0 74 334 183 1st
1995–96 British League Premier Division 36 27 4 5 0 59 268 122 1st
1996–97 Ice Hockey Superleague 44 27 11 4 2 60 168 127 2nd
1997–98 Ice Hockey Superleague 44 20 18 3 3 50 169 163 6th
1998–99 Ice Hockey Superleague 42 17 19 4 2 40 135 141 6th
1999–00 Ice Hockey Superleague 42 24 14 2 2 52 188 155 2nd
2000–01 Ice Hockey Superleague 48 35 9 0 4 104 162 115 1st
2001–02 Ice Hockey Superleague 48 18 18 12 0 48 138 144 3rd
2002–03 Ice Hockey Superleague 32 18 8 5 1 42 162 115 1st††
2003–04 Elite Ice Hockey League 56 44 8 3 1 92 214 106 1st
2004–05 Elite Ice Hockey League 50 25 17 5 3 58 118 110 5th
2005–06 Elite Ice Hockey League 42 15 19 6 2 38 105 135 6th
2006–07 Elite Ice Hockey League 54 30 16 8 68 163 154 3rd
2007–08 Elite Ice Hockey League 54 38 14 2 78 190 129 2nd
2008–09 Elite Ice Hockey League 54 41 6 7 89 201 115 1st
2009–10 Elite Ice Hockey League 56 24 26 6 54 194 196 5th
2010–11 Elite Ice Hockey League 54 43 10 1 87 265 132 1st
2011–12 Elite Ice Hockey League 54 41 11 2 84 209 130 2nd
2012–13 Elite Ice Hockey League 52 35 14 3 73 184 133 3rd
2013–14 Elite Ice Hockey League 52 31 17 4 66 172 141 2nd
2014–15 Elite Ice Hockey League 52 35 13 4 74 193 134 1st
2015–16 Elite Ice Hockey League 52 34 14 4 72 190 161 1st
2016–17 Elite Ice Hockey League 52 35 14 3 73 196 136 3rd
2017–18 Elite Ice Hockey League 56 34 19 3 71 217 140 3rd
2018–19 Elite Ice Hockey League 60 30 26 4 64 183 203 7th
2019–20 Elite Ice Hockey League 49 31 17 1 63 211 154 2nd†††
2020–21 Elite Ice Hockey League Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled N/A N/A N/A N/A††††
2021–22 Elite Ice Hockey League 54 37 10 7 81 202 138 2nd
Finished second with 60 points. However, five points were deducted for breaking the wage cap[citation needed]
Three points were awarded for a win in the 2000–01 season
††Five team league
†††The 2019–20 season was cancelled in March 2020, with Sheffield having played 49 games, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The above stats reflect the Steelers' position at the time of the cancellation.
††††The 2020–21 Elite League season - originally scheduled for a revised start date of 5 December - was suspended on 15 September 2020, because of ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions. The EIHL board determined that the season was non-viable without supporters being permitted to attend matches and unanimously agreed to a suspension.[21] The season was cancelled completely in February 2021.[22] Sheffield were later announced as one of four Elite League teams taking part in the 'Elite Series' between April–May 2021, a total of 24 games culminating in a best-of-three play-off final series.[23][24]

Club recordsEdit

League titlesEdit

  • British Premier Division Titles: 2 (1994/95, 1995/96)
  • Superleague Titles: 2 (2000/01, 2002/03)
  • Elite League Titles: 5 (2003/04, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15, 2015/16)

Cup titlesEdit

  • Yorkshire Cup: 2 (1993/94, 1994/95)
  • Benson & Hedges Cup: 2 (1995/95, 2000/01)
  • Challenge Cup: 5 (1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2019/20)
  • Knockout Cup: 1 (2005/06)
  • 20/20 Hockeyfest: 1 (2009/10)
  • Charity Shield: 1 (2009/10)

Play-off titlesEdit

  • British Championship: 10 (1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2003/04, 2007/08, 2009/09, 2013/14, 2016/17)

Team recordsEdit

  • Most points in a season: 104 --- 3 pts for a win (2000/01) 92 --- 2 pts for a win (2003/04)
  • Most wins in a season: 44 (2003/04)
  • Most regulation losses in a season: 26 (2009/10)
  • Most overtime losses in a season: 8 (2006/07)
  • Most ties in a season: 12 (2001/02) --- ties ceased after the 2005/06 Season
  • Most goals scored in regular season: 378 (1991/92)
  • Most goals conceded in regular season: 198 (1993/94)
  • Fewest goals scored in regular season: 105 (2005/06)
  • Fewest goals conceded in regular season: 106 (2003/04)
  • Highest league position: 1st (1994/95, 1995/96, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15)
  • Lowest league position: 7th (2018/19)
  • Most goals scored in a single game (competitive): 30 (30–4 .v. Solent Vikings, 15 March 1992)
  • Most goals conceded in a single game (competitive): 14 (14–3 @ Basingstoke Beavers, 7 November 1992, 14–10 @ Durham Wasps, 18 September 1993)
  • Biggest winning margin at home (competitive): 26 goals (30–4 .v. Solent Vikings, 15 March 1992)
  • Biggest winning margin on the road (competitive): 25 goals (4–29 @ Sunderland Chiefs, 28 December 1991)
  • Biggest losing margin at home (competitive): 6 goals (2–8 .v. Whitley Warriors, 16 October 1993, 0–6 .v. London Knights, 11 September 1999, 1–7 .v. Belfast Giants, 19 February 2006, 1–7 .v. Cardiff Devils, 12 January 2011)
  • Biggest losing margin on the Road (competitive): 11 goals (14–3 @ Basingstoke Beavers, 7 November 1992, 12–1 @ Cardiff Devils, 24 April 1994)
  • No. of Teams shutout (all time): 97
  • Most shutouts in a season (team, all comps): 10 (2008/09)
  • Team shutout most (all time): Nottingham Panthers (14)
  • No. of times shutout (all time): 37
  • Most times shutout in a season (all comps): 8 (2005/06)
  • Team most shutout against (all time): Nottingham Panthers (8)
  • Longest winning streak (all comps): 13 games (07/09/2000 – 11 October 2000)
  • Longest losing streak (all comps): 7 games (23 February 2003 – 15 March 2003)
  • Longest unbeaten streak (home, all comps): 53 games (49 Wins, 4 Ties – 27 December 1993 to 19 October 1996)
  • Highest attendance (home): 10,136 (Sheffield Steelers 5–2 Nottingham Panthers, 2 December 1995, Benson & Hedges Cup Final)
  • Highest attendance (away): 17,245 (Manchester Storm 6–2 Sheffield Steelers, 23 February 1997, Superleague)

Individual recordsEdit

  • Most Games Played: Jonathan Phillips (804)
  • Most Goals Scored (All Time): Steve Nemeth (356)
  • Most Assists (All Time): Ron Shudra (463)
  • Most Points Scored (All Time): Ron Shudra (792)
  • Most Penalty Minutes (All Time): Tommy Plommer (1,007)
  • Most Goals Scored in a Regular Season: Steve Nemeth (92) (1991–1992)
  • Most Assists in a Regular Season: Mark Mackie (101) (1991–92)
  • Most Points Scored in a Regular Season: Steve Nemeth (186) (1991–92)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a Regular Season: Andrew Sharpe (230) (2008–09)
  • Most Goals Scored in a Play-Off Championship: Steve Nemeth (21) (1991–92)
  • Most Assists in a Play-Off Championship: Steve Nemeth (18) (1991–92)
  • Most Points Scored in a Play-Off Championship: Steve Nemeth (39) (1991–92)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a Play-Off Championship: Timo Willman (77) (2002–03)

Goaltender recordsEdit

  • Most Games Played (All Time): Jody Lehman (252)
  • Most Minutes Played (All Time): Jody Lehman (14,927)
  • Most Wins (All Time): Jody Lehman (142)
  • Most Losses (All Time): Jody Lehman (73)
  • Most Shutouts in a Season (All Comps): Ervins Mustukovs (11) (2010–11)
  • Most Shutouts (All Time): Jody Lehman (24)
  • Best Goals Against Average (All Time): Christian Bronsard (1.23) (Min. 30 Games Played)
  • Best Save Percentage (All Time): Christian Bronsard (94.5%) (Min. 30 Games Played)

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