This is my second goodbye post in the last few weeks, and I’m already fed up with them. Please, Steelers, don’t let any more of our boys go. I can’t handle it.
But anyway, this isn’t going to be a detailed, in depth blog post. It’s just a little goodbye from me to my favourite EIHL player.
The first thing I did when I decided to support the Steelers was to go through the roster and learn what I could about who the players were and where they came from. All of the guys had pretty good stats, but the Captain, Steven Goertzen, stood out. And when I discovered he’d played for my beloved Carolina Hurricanes (and their AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats), the deal was sealed.
I found myself watching for him on the ice whenever we went, following the #18 intently. He is a pleasure to watch play, and I truly believe he was instrumental in helping the Steelers lift the playoff cup this season.
I want to say something deep and meaningful about him leaving the Steelers and heading to Coventry, but I can’t. I know he’s made the move that is best for him and his family, but Sheffield won’t be the same without him. Coventry are getting one hell of a player.
So, Steven, on the off-chance you’re reading this, Thank You. I wish you and your family all the best, and hope that you get everything you deserve.