0 Have your say Tom Barrasso welcomed the fast-paced skating of his team in tonight's 4-1 win over Fife Flyers. The Sheffield Steelers coach had "fun" playing in front of around 8,600 fans at the Arena. He said it was important they had the same speed and application tomorrow night in the return game in Scotland.Hear what Barrasso has to say in our video, after his side's 20th regulation time win of the campaign.RESULTSSaturday 9th March Elite LeagueMilton Keynes Lightning 3 Coventry Blaze 6Nottingham Panthers 4 Dundee Stars 1Sheffield Steelers 4 Fife Flyers 1FIXTURESSunday 10th MarchChallenge Cup Final Victory for play off hunting Steelers: Sheffield 4-1 Fife Flyers Belfast Giants v Guildford Flames - 4.00pm @ Viola Arena,Cardiff Elite LeagueCoventry Blaze v Milton Keynes Lightning- 5.15pmDundee Stars v Manchester Storm - 5.00pmFife Flyers v Sheffield Steelers - 6.30pm … [Read more...] about Sheffield Steelers coach happy with speed of team
Tom Barrasso isn't one to cnceal his own failings. On Wednesday night, he admitted that he must not have prepared his Sheffield Steelers' team well enough for the match against Glasgow Clan, which they went on to lose 1-6.And it turns out to be the third time the American has said the same about himself, regarding losses to Clan.After both the 5-2 loss on December 5 and the 3-6 loss on December 23, Barrasso accepted on Clan club video interviews that the team had either been "not prepared to play" or were "poorly prepared."Barrasso was too distracted by Wednesday's appalling performance to enter the team's dressing room that evening, saying he would discuss his feelings with the skaters the following day.Steelers’ owner Tony Smith axed three players when the team lost by the same score, to Dundee Star on January 13, but Barrasso said this time: "This will fall on me, as far as a response to the team."The coach accepted his players were second-best when it came to … [Read more...] about Sheffield Steelers’ coach Tom Barrasso takes Glasgow Clan defeat on the chin…for the third time
0 Have your say Tom Barrasso accepted his share of the blame for tonight's big home defeat for Sheffield Steelers. "I'd like to think we are better than that," he said, but added he accepted his share of the blame for not preparing the team well enough. The coach said the team had worked hard to form an identity by playing behind a patient defensive pattern but they had strayed away from that in the midweek Arena encounter.Turning pucks over and poor application all over the ice was behind the 6-1 loss to Zack Fitzgerald's Clan, he said.Barrasso said he would not be addressing his players tonight - but would watch the game again and then speak with them tomorrow.Hear his views in this video Sheffield Steelers are determined to protect their defensive zone against an explosive Glasgow Clan side which put six past them, last time … [Read more...] about Sheffield Steelers’ coach accepts his share of the blame after 6-1 home loss to Glasgow Clan.
0 Have your say Tom Barrasso believes tonight's 3-1 win over Nottingham Panthers was further evidence that defensive zone coverage is improving. The Sheffield Steelers coach saw his skaters and goaltenders concede only once in 33 Panthers' strikes on goal. Some of the shot-blocking on show was a credit to the team.Hear what Barrasso has to say here. Final score: Sheffield Steelers 3-1 Nottingham Panthers … [Read more...] about Sheffield Steelers coach happy with win over Nottingham Panthers
Sheffield coach Tom Barrasso has sportingly paid tribute to league leaders Cardiff Devils, who on Sunday cemented their 100% win rate over Steelers, over four meetings. The American described Devils, three points clear of Belfast Giants at the top of the EIHL, as an "elite" club.Barrasso said his team had run out of steam after more than holding their own against the champions for 30 minutes on Sunday evening, when the Welsh chalked up a 7-3 victory, their first in three games."We rebounded from a slow start to play a solid road game for 30 minutes" he remarked."I do believe we ran out of gas, petrol, whatever it is."We could not sustain our offensive attack, consequently we were defending too much."Cardiff is an elite club. They earned their win."I reiterated to the players, after the game, every week the rest of the season will be like this."There is tremendous value on every point."We must stay in the fight as a unit."Devils' coach Andrew Lord described the 7-3 game as "a … [Read more...] about Sheffield Steelers’ coach commends “elite” Cardiff Devils after their Sunday win