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Ayr Bruins 5 Dynamos 4
Report by Farquhar Mathieson (Ice Hockey Herald No 17, 24 October 1970).

For the second succesive match Dynamos were pipped late on in the game, but the real drama had been enacted just 60 seconds earlier when R.Stevenson had made the most terrible hash of a penalty shot.
It was a hard bruising match and most of the combined hockey was played in the flrst. period before penalties became too prevalent.
Early on both sides hit the post but by the interval Brennan and Hendrie had given Bruins a deserved lead.
Right after the break R. Stevenson, who had earlier been well policed scored a fine solo goal to put Glasgow back in the game. However fluency of play for the rest of the match was marredby a succession of penalties served on eleven piayers for a variety of indiscretions. In between M'Bride had made it 3-1 and with two seconds of the period remaining Carroll rammed a low one past Logan.
R. Stevenson struck again to make it three all, and when the same player put his side ahead, Bruins must have been wondering how they could have managed to get on the wrong side of the scoreline. But within a couple, of minutes, Brennan had restored equality after a sustained power play. Then with less than three minutes to go Dynaros produced a great man to man move which culminated in Dempster conceding a penalty shot. R.Stevenson missed as related, M'Bride tucked it away at the other end, and for Dynamos two points became no points! Still - thats hockey!

STAR RATINGS: +++ Brennan ++ R. Stevenson + M'Kay .


18.10.70 Ayr Bruins 5 Glasgow Dynamos 4 Ayrshire Advertiser Report Nov 1970

Bruins Win in Closing Minutes

Ayr Bruins 5 Glasgow Dynamos 4

A fine last minute goal from internationalist Jackson McBride gave Bruins their second Autumn Cup victory – and helped them to share the top spot with Dundee.

In a rough and tumble tussle, during which the referees dealt out penalties amounting to 43 minutes, the advantage changed hands in the third period before McBride put the issue beyond doubt two minutes from the end.

The uninspiring start to the match gave no indication of the excitement to follow as both sides moved the puck about warily, more content not to make mistakes than to score goals. But the game burst into glorious life when Bruins struck like lightning with two goals in a minute. McCrae set the puck up from Al Brennan, who slammed it into the net to open Ayr’s account, and thirty seconds later the scorer paved the way for Stewart Hendrie to pick his spot behind Mackay. Bruins stepped up the pessue and could easily have added two goals to their total, but both moves broke up when Dynamos’ goaltender managed to scramble the puck away.

And the Glasgow side had a shock in store when, two minutes into the second period, R Stevenson squeezed a shot past Logan to reduce the leeway. Undaunted, Bruins continued to make all the running and midway through the period McBride regained their two goal advantage after a tremendous solo effort. With time running out in the second period, the home side was reduced to three men and Dynamos force of numbers saw them pull another goal back through Carroll.

The third period was only 60 seconds old when R Stevenson, Glasgow’s danger man, scored with a low shot to level the score at 3-3. And five minutes later the same player

put Bruins behind for the first time in the match when he scrambled the puck home after a melee in front of Logan. Shortly afterwards, Lavety received a five minute penalty for slashing Logan over the head with his stick – and while he was in the “cooler”, Bruins equalised. McBride split open the defence to lay the puck on for Brennan, who almost burst the net with a fierce slap shot.

Both teams were now committed to all out attack and the home fans were shocked when the Dynamos looked certain to go into the lead. Stevenson broke through the middle unhampered, and, in desperation Dempster threw his stick at the puck, knocking it away from the attacker. The referee upheld Dynamos protest and awarded a penalty shot. Stevenson took it and raced in on Logan – who became the home sides hero with a brilliant save.

This was just the encouragement the Bruins required and with two minutes left Jackson McBride held off two challenges to slip the puck past the onrushing Mackay to give Bruins the narrowest of victories.

Bruins– G Logan; A Pyper, G Hughes, F Dempster, A McWilliam; J Young, T Weir,  J McBride, A Brennan, A McCrae, S Hendrie, J Roxburgh, I McCord, M Speirs:

Glasgow – S Mackay; A Lavety, J Purcell, L Tyson, D Lavety; W Lavety, R Stevenson, B Stevenson, J Docherty, M Shields, R Carroll, B Allan, J Hester: