Sheffield Steelers 6-4 Manchester Storm

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Your Go Goodwins Manchester Storm and the Sheffield Steelers battled it out in a thrilling Challenge Cup game this evening at the Sheffield Arena, as the Steelers edged the Storm 6-4 in a game that saw both teams take the lead during the course of the game.

The Storm got the scoring underway when Cody Cartier blasted the opening goal past Ervins Mustukovs in the Steelers net, much to the delight of the large travelling Storm fans. Despite the Steelers shooting at every possible opportunity the Storm doubled their lead when Mark Heatley grabbed his first goal for the Storm. Leading 2-0, the Storm continued to push for the third of the evening, however Mathieu Roy, with an absolute bullet of a shot, got the Steelers on the board with 9 minutes left to go in the 1st. Despite the continued pressure from both teams, neither were able to add another in the 1st.

The 2nd started out perfectly for the home side, with Roy getting his second of the evening early in the period to put the Steelers level with the Storm. The Steelers then took the lead not long after, with Tyler Mosienko grabbing not one, but two quick goals to put the Steelers 4-2 up over the Storm.

The 3rd period started much better for the Storm, with “Super” Mario Trabucco pulling one back early in the period. End to end hockey ensued, with Matt Bissonnette grabbing the equalising goal with 4 minutes to go in the period. However, the Steelers weren’t done and less than a minute later, Levi Nelson put them back in front with a breakaway, which caught the Storm completely off guard. Having pulled Clemente from the goal, Storm attempted with 6 players to get another equalising goal, but Tyler Mosienko knocked one into the empty net to seal the game for the home side, with Steelers winning 6-4.

The Storm will look to return to winning ways this Saturday 10th Sept (7pm) when they welcome the Cardiff Devils to the Storm Shelter!

Seth Bennett of the EIHL spoke to Coach Pacha following tonights 6-4 defeat: