Like so many other sports, ice hockey is no longer the “man’s game” it was once perceived to be.
Women are starring on ice pads all over the world - and we have our fair share of talent in Sheffield...off and on the ice.
At Elite League level, Sheffield Steelers remains male-only, but a young woman is getting quite a reputation for the quality of her photographic work from bench and the stands.
Hayley Roberts has both the lenswoman skills and courage to take the best shots - having learned under the tutelage of club snapper Dean Woolley.
So what brings a 20-year-old from York to Sheffield Arena?
“Steelers were looking for a back up photography assistant for Dean and I put myself forward” she says.
“I had already done a few match nights to help with my college work - I was doing A Level photography at the time.
“So they did know me, vaguely, and since then I was asked back at the end of each season and I cover the majority of games.
“I have learned so much working with Steelers. It is a brilliant sport with brilliant people, both on and off the ice.”