The rafters at the Tottenham Community Centre is reserved for championship banners, but for the first time, a player will join them. The Tottenham Steam will retire the number of young star Stepan Timofeyev at their first home game this season.
The team contacted Timofeyev last week, to let him know they would be honoring him by having his number retired. Stepan joined the Steam in late 2015-16 and made an instant impact. He scored 74 points in 31 games leading the Steam to their first championship.
“My North America hockey career started with the Tottenham Steam, I am honored to have been a part of such an amazing team. I am humbled by this recognition and hope to make you all proud” stated Timofeyev.
Timofeyev went on to make his professional debut with the Port Huron Prowlers in 2017-2018. Steam General Manager Robert Babiak was the Director of Player Development for the Prowlers last season. “Stepan makes a big impact with each team he joins, he was a huge part of our team in Port Huron. It is fitting that his number is retired in Tottenham with the season he had in 2015-2016” stated Babiak.
Steam Head Coach Matt Hamilton had this to say about Timofeyev “He is a great competitor with a North American style of game”. Timofeyev will be in attendance September 22nd when his retirement banner will be hung before our home opener.