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Check in with Dima

Last weekend we confirmed that Dmitri Zimozdra was back as the Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs starting net minder for the 2019/20 NIHL National Division season.

Dima was enjoying his birthday celebrations at the time but has now shared his thoughts on last season and the forthcoming campaign;

“Looking back at it now, Steeldogs had a great season overall however our main goal was always to win the league again. It’s the hardest challenge to win back to back titles and we were up for the challenge. It was great that it all came down to the last game of the season again to determine the winner where sadly we didn’t get the bounces - that’s how it goes sometimes.

“However, I’m very proud that we’ve managed to add another trophy last year, winning the North Cup over those two exciting games against Telford. It’s great to share these moments with family, friends and fans.

“On a personal level it was a great honour to be recognised by the Steeldogs fans to win the Eileen Dunkley Award. Like I said on the night, I couldn’t have done it without the efforts of the guys on the team.

“Next season will be different with the return to a national league, especially with the new team in Leeds, MK returning and all those other teams who won trophies last year. There should be plenty of entertaining games for the fans and I’m looking forward to being part of that. I expect the Steeldogs will compete on a nightly basis and hopefully give our fans plenty more great nights.”

We will have news on Dima’s next team-mate for the new season next week.

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