A team debut for Tayler Thompson saw the new forward clinically convert a shorthanded breakaway opportunity in the 11th minute.

A second-goal soon followed when a hardworking Storm powerplay unit bundled the puck beyond Stojanovic in the Steelers net.

The visitors got themselves on the scoresheet through Vallerand in the 19th minute, as the top-line of Dowd, Eberle and Vallerand connected. This scoreline was short-lived as Springer’s wristshot was neatly deflected to VanWormer at 18:53.

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The hosts went into the first intermission break with a two-goal advantage and not many in the rink would argue it wasn’t a fair reflection of the opening twenty minutes of play.

The Yorkshire-based side were quickly out the blocks in the 22nd minute, as Latal’s five-hole finish snuck past Ginn. However, just 45 seconds and the Storm had restored their two-goal cushion with Brady ripping a low wristshot; this goal saw a change in goaltender for the Steelers, as Brust replaced Stojanovic.

A penalty shot was awarded and stopped by Ginn in the 31st minute, but this didn’t deter the visitors with Latal’s second of the period with just 13 seconds remaining.

A dominant final period by Sheffield saw them overturn the one-goal deficit early in the final period through Saxrud-Danielsen.

In the 58th minute, DeLuca scored a decisive goal in the match, handing the Steelers their first lead of the match. Penalty trouble in the final period cost the Storm dearly as Sointu and Vallerand extend the hosts advantage to give them the 7-4 victory.