Ice Hockey: Sheffield Steeldogs’ Tim Smith previews National Cup tie

Sheffield Steeldogs played in the Ice Hockey National Cup for the first time last weekend and this weekend, they continue their cup run, this time away from home. The Steeldogs won one game on Saturday and lost one on Sunday.  Despite the loss, Tim Smith, the assistant captain of Sheffield Steeldogs says the Dogs had a pretty good start.

“Saturday was probably the best performance we had for the whole season.  We played well as a team, and ultimately we got a good result.”  Peterborough Phantoms are the top of the league in the South and Sheffield Steeldogs are the top in the North.

“I feel we are a strong and dominant team, we deserved to win”, said Tim.  Although the Dogs lost in Hull on Sunday, Tim believes the team had played well for most part of the game.

The Dogs are facing two away games this coming weekend.  Saturday is a visit to Peterborough in the National Cup, then the Dogs return to league action in Whitley Bay on Sunday.  The Dogs are prepared: “We have made sure that everyone is professional and goes to the gym”, said Tim.  He always has confidence in the Dogs to win the games, but said that he needs to be realistic at the same time.   “We will be play with two really good ice hockey teams, it is not going to be easy, and we have to work hard on it.”