Geoff Woolhouse (G)
Whilst he was born in Sheffield, Steelers goalie Geoff Woolhouse played the early part of his career with the clubs fiercest rivals Nottingham.
Spells with the Nottingham Lions saw him called up to the Panthers squad in 2003, he was to remain at Lower Parliament Street until the end of 2009 when a move to Swindon in the EPL was made.
Woolhouse then made his Steelers debut following a move back to Sheffield in 2010 when signed by then coach Ben Simon. Woolhouse was impressive when standing in for starting goalie Ervins Mustukovs and the points he helped win for the Steelers earned them the 2011 Elite League championship.
In 2011-12 though Woolhouse's stock rose and a call up to the Great Britain senior team followed an incredible season in which he not only backed up John DeCaro but started 9 games registering a 96.7% saves average.
Geoff Woolhouse is widely recognised as not only the best back up goalie in the Elite League but a genuine starting goalie and national team member.
Steelers head coach Ryan Finnerty said "We don't think of Geoff as a back up, we think of him as one of our two goalies. He will again play a large part in how our season develops, we have total trust and faith in him and as a coach its a great feeling to know that you have two goalies that can win you a game"