Steam recruitment fills bench

October 26, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Tottenham Steam hosted the Toronto Attack on Saturday (Oct. 22) night at the Tottenham Community Centre arena. The Steam forced an overtime period after scoring three unanswered goals in the third period to tie the game at six.  The Toronto squad managed to take the game 6-5 with an overtime goal.
Photo by Brian Lockhart

By Brian Lockhart
After struggling with a short bench for most of the early season, the Tottenham Steam are starting to fill their ranks after recruiting several new players over the past week.
“We’ve signed on eight new players and a few more coming,” said Steam general manager Dina Da Silva. “We have a player coming from Hamilton, one from Sarnia, another from Russia. We also have players from England and Scotland. There’s a variety from different places.”
After 13 games in the 2016/17 season the squad has come out on top only once, but that also includes three games they lost in overtime.
For the past few games the team has been rolling only two lines which makes it difficult for players to finish the third period.
“We had a lot of players that we were borrowing from other teams. The other teams were helping us out. We had a hard time in the third period because our players were tired. We kind of lost the third period. But now with a full bench we’ll be able to roll the shifts. During our first two periods the team was quite strong but come the third period they were exhausted.”
The lineup will have a full complement of 23 once the new players come on board.
The club hosted their Pink in the Rink night during Saturday’s game against the Toronto Attack with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Saturday’s game turned out to be a solid effort by the new Steam lineup.
After dropping the first period 2-1 then giving up three more goals in the second to trail by three, the Steam responded in the third period with three unanswered goals that tied the game at five and forced an overtime period to decide the winner.
The Attack managed to come out on top with the overtime win to take the game.
The Steam will return to home ice at the Tottenham Community Centre on Monday, Oct. 31, to host the Komoka Dragons. Game time is 7 p.m.

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