The UK’s representative in the Champions Hockey League Sheffield Steelers came so close to pulling off their finest-ever result as they ran SHL side HV71 so close.

Robert Dowd’s third-period goal tied the game 3-3 and hopes were high of a thrilling conclusion.

In the end, three powerplay goals and a delayed-penalty goal frown the Swedish giants proved too much and HV71 ran away 5-3 winners.

Click here for a match report (Sheffield Steelers website).

Click here for video highlights (CHL website).

Click here for post-match reaction.

Photo credit: Dean Woolley. 

Video credit: Dave Burnham/Visionmix.