Sheffield Steelers vs Dundee Stars: Match Preview

Sheffield Steelers host Dundee Stars this Saturday at the Fly DSA Arena, following back to back defeats.

The Steelers will be desperate for a win to consolidate their position at the top of the Elite League, after their recent slump in form.

The Sheffield side face a difficult challenge in Dundee, who will be confident going into the match following a much-needed victory over Guildford Flames, which lifted the Stars off of the bottom of the table.

When the two clubs last faced off, Sheffield came out on top with a 4-2 victory. The fixture is guaranteed to be a thrilling encounter –  with an average of more than 5.5 goals in previous meetings (SofaScore).

Sheffield Steelers captain Jonathan Phillips said: “There is no such thing as an easy weekend in the EIHL anymore, and this weekend is certainly not going to be one.

We will give our best effort on Saturday and take the game to Dundee – we will be rested and ready to go.”

The match will take place on Saturday at the Fly DSA Arena at 19:00.

Tickets are still available for the match here, with prices starting at £7.50.

Sheffield Steelers will also face Fife Flyers in Scotland on Sunday.

PLAYERS TO WATCH 

Sheffield Steelers 

  • Brandon Connolly has 23 goals so far this season and 10 Power Play Goals. He looks like a terrifying force and has assisted 26 times so far this season. In a match with a history of excitement, Connolly has the potential to put in a performance to remember.
  • Marc-Olivier Vallerand may only have 14 goals so far this season, but in only 33 appearances he could be the key to the Steelers unlocking the Stars.

Dundee Stars

  • Kevin Dufour has 23 goals and 18 assists, establishing himself as the Stars’ most potent scorer and provider. Steelers will definitely need to figure out a way to keep Dufour under wraps if they are to come away with a result on Saturday.

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