While hockey has been played
on and off at various times since Crossmyloof opened in 1929, I’ll leave it to others to produce a definitive history
and just concentrate on the two seasons immediately prior to the Dynamos first season in the Intermediate League in 1966/67.For
those interested in the pre war history of the Glasgow Mohawks and the other teams who called Crossmyloof home, I'd recommend
"Frozen in Time-The Lost History of Scottish Ice Hockey 1895- 1940" by William Marshall
My source of the somewhat disjointed list of
scores, scorers and events listed below is the “Speedway Star and News”, a weekly magazine devoted, as its name
suggests, to Speedway racing. Glasgow’s team were my beloved “Tigers” who raced at the White City stadium
in Paisley Road West and also Hampden Park and Shawfield amongst other venues, and currently race at Ashfield in the north
of the city. The “Speedway Star” cover included “incorporating Ice Hockey” in its title in the first
half of the 1960s but somewhat ironically dropped it when it stopped covering hockey at the time the Intermediate League was
formed in September 1966.
While scores and sometimes scorers are given
for games, very few show the actual date on which the game was played and I have listed the date of the magazine containing
the details. Generally the game would have been played either the previous weekend or in some instances two weeks previously.
Wembley Lions 7 (Murray3;Bremner,
Haines, Mason, McDermid) Glasgow Flyers 0
Willie Clark played in goal for Flyers and despite
the score had an excellent game. This game was played on 7/11/64
Ayr Rangers 17 Glasgow
Durham Wasps 17 Glasgow
Flyers 1 (Crenn)
Blackpool Seagulls 6
(Holland 2; Tattersall 2; Eaves, Harris) -
played on 21/11/64
Glasgow Flyers 5 (Sheppard
2; Perry, Casey, Baird)
Durham Wasps 8 Glasgow Flyers
Durham Wasps 14 Glasgow Flyers
Murrayfield Racers 16 Glasgow
Brighton Tigers 20 Glasgow
Flyers 5 (Brown 3; Holden, Morris) (6-1; 5-5; 9-0)
“Glasgow Flyers will
not be playing in England for the second half of the season”…and they didn’t!!
Ayr Rangers 10 Glasgow
Fife Flyers 18 Glasgow
Flyers 5 (Brown 2, Baird, Bott, Hogg)
A “Scottish League” was formed comprising
of Fife, Edinburgh, Paisley, Ayr, Durham, Brighton and Wembley but sadly with
no Glasgow representation.
The only game featuring the
Glasgow Flyers for which details have been found is the away defeat at Blackpool in late October 1965, which the Seagulls
won 11-2. Flyers scorers were Frank Burns and Ross Morris.
“Application for BIHA
membership was received from Glasgow Dynamos” – note the name change.
“next season the Crossmyloof
Dynamos will definitely play in the British League from Glasgow” – again a different team name and the
league is now British rather than Scottish!