MANCHESTER Storm finished January with a 5-4 overtime win against old enemy Sheffield Steelers in Altrincham on Sunday evening which delighted coach Ryan Finnerty.

Finnerty said: “It was a great night for us.

"We started well and I was hoping to win the game in regulation time, but Steelers came back hard at us after their 6-0 home defeat to Glasgow on Saturday evening.

"For us, captain Dane Byers led by example and Mike Hammond had a solid game.

"January has been good for us in that we only lost one game outright and dropped only three game points during the whole month.”

On Saturday, Storm made the long trip to Dundee and lost 3-1 to the in-form Stars despite a great goal from Byers.

A long coach journey home, and minimal sleep, was not the best preparation for the team but they took on and beat a spirited Steelers side in overtime with Ciaran Long getting the all-important goal.

Chris Auger gave Storm the lead before Steelers surged ahead, but a Dallas Ehrhardt special put Storm back in the game.

Storm struggled in the second period and trailed 4-2 before a comeback, inspired by goals by Byers and Felix Poulin, took the game into overtime.

Storm now sit in eighth place in the Elite Hockey League standings and are only three wins off a top-four place.

This Saturday, they entertain Cardiff Devils at the Storm Shelter in Altrincham (7pm).