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Dynamos 8 Paisley Mohawks 6        8 Mar  70    Mitchell Cup

Report by Farquhar Matheson – IceHockey Herald No13 – April 1970

Thrills and good hockey, which had kept the fans happy, were forgotten at the end when in the last minute the whole proceedings were soured by Mohawks walking off the ice in protest. Everyone left for home with a sense of anticlimax. Such an ending was all the more ironical because until then there had only been four minor penalties (an all time low for a Glasgow Paisley game) and one of these was for McCrae for a reflex flick with a stick that no longer had a blade attached.

The game \was only fifteen seconds old when W Miller celebrated his return to a Hawks jersey by giving his side which they held until McCrae’s unfortunate minor, when R Stevenson equalised. The latter was then foiled twice by grand saves from Newall but put dynamos ahead with a blue liner, and W Lavety scored a fine solo goal on the backhand just before the bell.

Early in the second hawks reduced the leeway with a Brennan goal, and for most of the period were in control, so that when Dempsey slipped the Dynamos defence to fire the puck behind Nelson, it was no more than they deserved.

Right at the start of the last period W Lavety received a misconduct for disputing a decision, but it was Dynamos who went ahead when Weir lost the puck to R Stevenson in front of goal. Dempsey squared things shortly after. After the final turnround, Weir redeemed himself when he finished off Hawks best move of the night, and, when Brennan coolly flicked home a penalty shot, things looked tied up.

We were soon to know differently! Right from the face off R Steveson scored again and Soulis got No 6. W Lavety scored he first of two goals inside a minute from a Ballantyne pass, and the R Stevenson scored with a penalty shot after Newall had thrown his stick in disgust at the non award of an offside decision.

Within a minute Brennan had received a misconduct for no reason apparent to spectators, and immediately withdrew his team from further participation.



Star Ratings

***  R Stevenson

**    Burns

*      Ballantyne