Steelers Announce New Coach
Blaisdell given orders - Bring back the Passion and the Glory Sheffield Steelers announced the signing of their new head coach today when Mike Blaisdell agreed to a new 18 month contract with the club. The Steelers worked quickly to finalise a deal with Blaisdell once Nottingham had finally given permission to the Steelers to talk with him. In announcing the deal Steelers owner Darren Brown said "We have got the man the whole of Sheffield wanted to coach our club, I am delighted, the players are delighted and our fans are delighted" "Mike Blaisdell is a winner and we want a winning coach here, winning players have a winning attitude here. Mike brings that quality to the Steelers." Joining Darren in welcoming the new coach to Sheffield was Team Manager David Simms, "all we have asked of Mike is to bring back the passion and the glory to the club. Mike remembers what a fortress the Arena used to be when brought the Panthers in here, we want that back, we want others to be frightened coming here and we believe that Mike Blaisdell is the man to do the job for us" Mike Blaisdell him self relished the opportunity given to him by the Steelers "This is a great challenge for me, leaving Nottingham was hard, but a challenge like certainly gets the juices flowing. I know the team I have inherited from Don McKee is a great one, I know this team can win. Together we will have some fun doing so and together we will bring the people back to this building and make it the best hockey venue in the league again." Mike Blaisdell's first Steeler game in charge will be this Thursday when Sheffield visits London Knights. For further information about this press release please do not hesitate to give the Steelers office a call on 0114 2490088!