Sheffield Steelers 2-1 Cardiff Devils (final score)

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Sheffield Steelers dramatically won the ice hockey League title this evening.

They pipped Cardiff Devils at Sheffield Arena to deliver the Elite division championship for the first time since Ben Simon’s reign in 2011.

Sheffield Steelers

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It was a hard-fought, nervous win...but a fantastic boost for the club, which has been in mourning this week, following the death this week of fan Amy Usher, 21.

Sheffield had gone behind to a goal from Carl Hudson at 10;39.

And Steelers had few clear cut chances before the first interval.

But on-form Rob Dowd equalised at 27;19, deservedly.

Cardiff had three good chances to re-take the lead.

However Jeff Legue crashed in the winner to ensure the precious piece of silverware came to Sheffield.

A fabulous moment - and a trophy dedicated to Amy.

After former Sports Minister Richard Caborn MP presented the trophy there were wild scenes of jubilation on the ice - but now the team has to clear its head and try to win objective number two: the Play Offs.

Coach Adams said he was delighted his beaten Challenge Cup finalists have delivered what the fans wanted most - and will now try and add the end-of-season silverware to their haul.

RESULTS

Saturday 21st March

Elite League

Braehead Clan 9 Hull Stingrays 4

Dundee Stars 3 Edinburgh Capitals 5

Fife Flyers 1 Belfast Giants 3

Sheffield Steelers 2 Cardiff Devils 1