Mark Thomas (D)
The 2014-15 Elite League Season will be Mark Thomas’s tenth season with the Steelers. A Testimonial year for one of the clubs all time most liked and respected players.
Going into the 2014-15 campaign Thomas will have played 616 EIHL games after spells with Manchester and London before joining the Steelers in 2005 under then coach Denis Maxwell.
A late starter to the game Thomas didn’t begin playing until he was 14 with his home town team Manchester. His potential was seen after the first year of the EIHL whilst playing for the Phoenix at the MEN Arena by Maxwell who took him to London.
After a year and a half in London Maxwell left to take over the reigns in Sheffield and immediately bought Thomas to the club.
Thomas quickly developed into one of the Country’s leading British blue liners with international honours quickly following. Thomas had made 30 appearance for the senior men’s GB side.
In all Thomas has been part of two successful league championship Steelers sides and 3 play off championship teams during his time in the Steel City. He has also won both a Silver and Bronze medal at the World Championships for his country.
2014-15 – A Testimonial year.