Dynamos 6 Whitley Bay Warriors 7
Report by Farquhar Mathieson (Ice Hockey Herald No 17, 24
Someone once said "The hour bringeth forth the man!" In this case the hour only managed a boy, but he sure did a
man's job. Pitched into senior hockey at the, deep end because Nelson was sidelined with a broken hand, 16 year old John Cullen
made his netminding debut against Warriors,
who rained 45 shots at him. In addition two of the goals he lost were deflected
past him by his own defencemen!
From the moment W.Lavety presented J. Pearson with the puck in front of Dynamos' net,
and the. home lot went one down accordingly, Glasgow were always trailing except for a brief spell at 6-6.
Havery made it 2-0 for Warriors, before R. Stevenson, who did not have one of his best games, pulled one back only to
see Dynamo s go two down again when G.Pearson scored an excellent goal. Then young Cullen made a tremendous save fromT. Matthews
on a three to one break, and just before the period ended W. Lavety atoned for his earlier mistake by deking Gilbert in expert
fashion to make it 2-3.
For threequarters of the second period there was no further scoring, with Dynamos mostly on top.
Then Tyson had the misfortune to deflect the puck into his own net, and G. Pearson scrambled the fifth for Warriors.
and B. Stevenson made it 4-5, but this was immediately cancelled by T. Matthews, Cullen making his one mistake of the
evening. Just on the bell R. Stevenson picked his spot to culminate a burst of six goals in five minutes.
The last period
saw a definite slowing in pace, and finally Dynamos gave their fans some hope when a fine goal by B. Stevenson tied the score.
the homesters were not destined to get a draw, for with a mere thirty seconds to go Purcell crowned Dynamos night of frustration
by deflecting a T. Matthews shot past the helpless Cullen.
STAR RATINGS +++ J. Pearson ++ Cullen + Gilbert