Murrayfield Racers 7 Dynamos 3 15 Apr 71 League
Racers kept their title hopes alive with a competent
display of hockey, especially in the first period, but they were aided and abetted by a lacklustre performance by their opponents.
Too many of the Glasgow men seemed to be right out of touch, with Hester in particular having the kind of game, which we hope
will never even recur to him in a nightmare.
In contrast Racers were incisive
in every thing they did. It was thirteen minutes before they got the puck past Laird, but that first goal by Kerr opened the
floodgates, and Inglis and D Reilly quickly added to the score. Then came the turning point of the game. Carroll was brought
down while homing in on the net. B Stevenson took the penalty shot, but his rather weak effort was saved by Clark. Less than
a minute later, Kirk put the Racers four up with a shot from the blue line.
R Stevenson scored a solo
goal just before the end of the first spell, and halfway through the second A Lavety, Dynamos one consistently good player
all night, gave his side a glimmer of hope when he converted after a spell of Glasgow pressure. Racers added two more to their
score before the second bell, a beauty from Kerr when he trailled the puck across the goal to net with a last gasp backhand
shot, and another boomer from D Reilly.
In the final period R Stevenson
notched another solo, but this was cancelled when D Reilly completed his hat-trick. Now Dynamos can only sit and hope for
a Warriors victory in the last match on 9th May. Racers destiny is in their own capable hands – and sadly that was the way it went
Report by Bernard Stocks
Ice Hockey Herald No 25 April 1971