by Bernard Stocks (Ice Hockey Herald No 9 December 1969).
Hep Tindale’s Durham Wa:sps skated into Crossmyloof tonight and posted
a solemn warning that they are going to be nobody's pushovers this season. Looking fitter and faster than I have ever seen
them in an away game, Wasps played heady hockey throughout; highlighted by the starry performances of Tindale and Johnsbn.
Greenwell and Brown turned in a.solid defensive chore in front of a confident Campey, and 0' Connor and Raine also caught
the eye, although the former somewhat marred his performance by an unecessary show of dissent after being penalised for tripping
late in the third period.
Dynamos can consider themselves unfortunate
in that they lost W. Lavety with an eye injury midway through the second semester. This boy was really flying tonight, having
by then amassed four goals and an assist, and had he been able to continue Glasgow
must surely have won. Bobby Stevenson, although notching a smart hat-trick, was :not as prominent as usual, due to the after
effects of a foot injury sustained at work. Of the remaining forwards, only Carroll showed form, and was rewarded -with a
well-taken goal. Dan Ballantyne made his long awaited return, and although not fully tuned up showed that he has not lost
any of his old skill.
The match was a real crowdpleaser,
with the lead changing hands repeatedly. And no-one (except a Dynamo supporter!') could wish for a more exciting finish, with
Wasps coming from behind in the last minute and a quarter to win with two typical Tindale tallies.
STAR RATINGS: +++ Johnson; ++
Tindale; + W. Lavety