Coventry Blaze Cut Down By The Steelers Again

Last updated : 12 February 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry Blaze went down to a 5-3 home defeat to Sheffield Steelers.

At the Sky Dome tonight, the Blaze took a first period lead on 14.52 when Robert Farmer scored, assisted by Owen Fussey and Shea Guthrie.

Mike Ramsey levelled on 23.56 with a powerplay goal but with the Blaze back to full strength after Matt Soderstrom had served a two minute penalty for Boarding, Farmer restored Coventry's lead with a goal, assisted by Shea Guthrie and Dustin Wood. 

Three minutes and six seconds into the third period and after a bit of roughing which saw three players from each side given two minute penalties, The Blaze went further in front thanks to a goal from Owen Fussey, assisted by Shea Guthrie and Bryan Jurynec.

The Blaze fans thought their team might have been on their way to a rare victory over the Steelers but Sheffield had other ideas and hit back with two goals in thirty seconds. Jason Hewitt scored on 46.06 and in their next attack, Jeff Legue tied the game at 3-3.

Fights started to break out with the Blaze's Matic Kralj and Robert Farmer getting five minutes in the sin bin along with Ryan Finnerty and Nick Dunn.

Sheffield went up the other end and Neil Clark scored an unassisted goal to give the visitors the lead for the first time on the night.

Hearts sank amongst the Blaze support and on 58.11, Mike Ramsey compounded the misery with a fifth goal for Sheffield and a 5-3 defeat for Coventry Blaze