SHEFFIELD Steelers may have Champagne on ice!
The club - having lost Colin Shields to Belfast Giants - are trying to bring left wing Scott Champagne, aged 29, back in the opposite direction.
A deal has been put to both player and club, which may explain why Sheffield have softened their position on Shields’ defection. An answer from the Canadian is awaited.
Steelers want a goalscorer/set-up man and Champagne’s former teammate from Nottingham Panthers, Danny Meyers, would love to be re-united with him.
Meanwhile, Simon Ferguson has dedicated Thursday’s 9-4 win over Panthers to Jessop Hospital staff, who delivered his son earlier this week.