Date:  Source: Elite Ice Hockey League

Sheffield Steelers have confirmed that Assistant Coach Jerry Andersson will not be returning to the club next season. 

The 58-year-old tendered his resignation earlier this week, citing a desire to return to his native Sweden to be with his family.

“We will miss Jerry and his input very much.” Steelers Head Coach Paul Thompson said.

“Jerry is a good hockey man who quietly went about his business working with players and loyally assisting me. His experience is invaluable and it’s good to know he will be there on the other end of a phone when advice is needed.

“I will miss him greatly and can’t thank him enough”

Andersson joined the Steelers from Romanian side ASC Corona Brasov in 2016, helping the South Yorkshire side to win the 2017 Elite League Playoffs and reach the 2018 Final.

“I have had two wonderful years in Sheffield with the Steelers” said Andersson.

“They have been Instructive, educational and entertaining. I feel privileged to have been part of this great club and the Steelers will forever have a huge place in my heart.

“I have been away from my family for long enough and, as the club starts a rebuilding process, I feel this is the right time to return home.”

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