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Spurr back for a third season

The Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs are pleased to announce that another key part of our team over the past two seasons has re-signed for a third year.

Forward James Spurr joined the Dogs from Sutton for the start of the 2017/18 season. The 29-year-old started out in the Sheffield juniors before opting to play in Peterborough. After 5 seasons with the Sting he finally came home to become a Steeldog.

He has been one of the most consistent performers over the past couple of seasons, making significant contributions to our Moralee Conference title and the North Cup victory. There has been plenty of interest in our #14 so we are happy he has chosen to remain at The Pound.

Ben Morgan thinks he another top performer back in the line-up;
“Spurrsy is as deserving of compliments as anyone we have had in the squad during my time as coach. With each passing year he’s becoming more an experienced guy, a veteran if you like but his attitude, his application especially last season coming back from that injury was exemplary. He’s an all-round professional, a great guy to have in the changing room and someone I hope the younger guys look up to and aim to emulate the success he’s had with us.

“He doesn’t put too much pressure on himself to go out and score week in, week out and I certainly don’t put pressure on him but he really contributes to line goals and he’s had great chemistry with the guys he’s played with. I could stick him out on the ice with pretty much anyone – if I asked him to play D he could probably do it!

“He gives you different options up front, different variations on the power play and he absolutely works himself to the bone on the penalty kill - he’s fantastic short-handed. He’s a true gentleman on and off the ice and he’s very honest in what he does and how he applies himself. He knows where his capabilities lie and what his strengths are and he just tries to go out and do everything to the very best level. It’s great to have him back for another season.”

James is enjoying a well-deserved break at present, so we’ll hear from him later.

Welcome back James!

A big thank you to Hillsborough Hotel who are going to be player sponsor to James. We thank them for their continued support.

James joins Nathan Salem, Cam Brownley, Lewis Bell, Ben Morgan and Dmitri Zimozdra in our 2019/20 squad.

The team keeps on growing with more announcements to come, so keep checking our social media.

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