It's back: ice hockey's War of the Roses

Steelers - ready for new conquests
Steelers - ready for new conquests

When Manchester Storm disappeared off the face of the ice hockey map, it was bad news for Sheffield Steelers and other UK ice hockey clubs.

Steelers had some very spirited cross-Pennine adventures with Manchester, particularly in the early part of the 90s.

Our video, embedded in this story, shows what life was like when Steelers and Storm got it on, back in the day.

Steelers host Manchester at their east end venue again Sunday, for the first time since Storm were forced to close in 2002,after financial problems.

Will it be quite as physical as our clip suggests?

Probably not..but the two teams will certainly want to make an impact on each other in this latest era of Roses conflict.