Les Millie - one of the big characters in Sheffield ice hockey history - said it was a privelege to have played in the Steeldogs v Scimitars All Stars charity match (6-2) on Saturday.
The players marked the 10 year anniversary of Scimitars’ all conquering side - but also to raise funds for Issabelle’s Appeal – in memory of Grenoside schoolgirl Issabelle Futter, who lost her battle with cancer aged seven.
Millie said “Tom Squires did a great job organising it. It is such a great cause, always something you’d want go get involved with.”
Man of the match Millie, who scored after 10 minutes, recalled his old Steelers line with Tim Cranston and Tommy Plommer, in a video interview with thestar.co.uk: “Everybody hated us! We were in everybody’s faces all the time. We were pretty quick we buzzed around the big guys feet and they didn’t like it too much.”
The iceSheffield event had one dark cloud. Steeldogs were enraged that governing body Ice Hockey Uk had not allowed Jeff Legue to make an unpaid performance because his work permit papers had not been cleared.
Both the player and his coach Andre Payette described the restriction as “unbelievable.”
Payette said: “We told them (IHUK) that the evening was partly the help raise money for children with cancer. But they still said no.”
Dogs raised £3,000 for the Appeal.
A further £1,000 each went to the Sheffield juniors and the Steeldogs development fund.