Ice Hockey: Neil returns to Sheffield to take over Steelers

Sheffield Steelers have appointed one of their former favourites, Scott Neil, as their general manager.

Neil played for the Steelers from 1992 to 1997 and was a member of the 1996 Grand Slam side. He was recently the general manager of the British National League side Edinburgh Capitals.

Neil was "delighted to be re-joining the Steelers and returning to Sheffield", and added his intent to "raise the profile of the Steelers with the business community of Sheffield".

The club's owner, Norton Lea, said: "Scott will be a fine addition leading the current staff, coordinating the coach's office and harnessing the roles of all other groups connected with the Steelers."

In the Elite League on Sunday, a hat-trick in four minutes in the third period by Steve Ellis gave Sheffield a victory over bottom-placed London, after the score had stood at 3-3 at the end of the second.

A last-minute equaliser by Belfast's Paul Sample forced the game with Basingstoke into overtime after the visitors had taken a two-goal lead. Todd Kelman grabbed the winner for the home side in the 64th minute.

Two goals in the last two minutes ensured a win for Cardiff after Nottingham had led for most of the game. Dennis Maxwell and Ivan Matulik scored for Cardiff to cancel out John Craighead's earlier goal for Nottingham.