Paul Thompson said he was angry despite Steelers' 3-2 win over Dundee Stars.
Sheffield were 0-2 down and had to win a penalty shoot out to claim both EIHL points.
"We are not a good hockey club right now" he said.
"We are not playing anything close to Steelershockey."
Thompson wants to see more from his players - and laid into them about the performance.
Steelers, who are second in the table with a 50-50 record, are believed to have offered two contracts to overseas players.