Phil Hill moving from Sheffield Steelers to Swindon Wildcats?

Phil Hill in his Steeler days
Phil Hill in his Steeler days
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Phil Hill may get a lifeline back into ice hockey with English Premier League side Swindon Wildcats.

And that could open the door to him being offered a “two-way” contract with Sheffield Steelers, who released him from full-time employment recently.

Hill is out of work and is good enough to play in most Elite league line-ups. But at 33, and with rosters being filled across the UK, his options at the top level are narrowing.

Hill’s family base is in South Wales, which might make overtures from Swindon even more attractive.

Steelers are looking for reinforcements for their Champions League mission, so if he gets an EPl contract, he could yet be asked to spot in for Sheffield on a two-way deal.

n Canadian Frank Doyle - who has retired from ice hockey - showed his commitment to the Sheffield community when he took part in a charity event organised by football referee Uriah Rennie.

Doyle showed up at Hillsborough Sports Centre to add his weight to the Walking Football Spectacular in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

Steelers commercial manager Mike O’Connor said: “We were delighted Frank could attend.

“What a great player he has been for us and everyone was pleased to see him at the event. Both Frank and the Steelers were happy to be associated with the event that Uriah organised.”