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Glasgow Dynamos Remembered

1967/68

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Date
Venue
Opponents
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A

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Competition
H
Durham Wasps
11
2

W

Autumn Cup
A
Murrayfield Racers
4
6

L

Autumn Cup

21/10/67

H
Paisley Mohawks
3
4

L

Autumn Cup

A
Paisley Mohawks
2
4

L

Autumn Cup
28/10/67
A
Durham Wasps
2
10

L

Autumn Cup

4/11/67

H
Murrayfield Racers
4
4

D

Autumn Cup

11/11/67

H
Whitley Bay Warriors
6
2

W

Autumn Cup

12/11/67

A
Fife Flyers
3
1

W

Autumn Cup

18/11/67

A
Wembley Lions
5
12

L

Challenge

2/12/67

H
Fife Flyers
6
7

L

Autumn Cup

3/12/67

A
Whitley Bay Warriors
4
1

W

Autumn Cup

9/12/67

A
Blackpool Seagulls
?
?

?

Challenge

24/12/67

A
Paisley Mohawks
2
11

L

Challenge

7/1/68

A
Whitley Bay Warriors
5
8

L

Northern League

A
Murrayfield Racers
2
11

L

Northern League

20/1/68

H
Durham Wasps
13
5

W

Northern League

3/2/68

H
Murrayfield Racers
2
6

L

Northern League

11/2/68

A
Paisley Mohawks
2
9

L

Northern League

18/2/68

A
Fife Flyers
6
10

L

Northern League

24/2/68

H
Whitley Bay Warriors
2
2

D

Northern League

2/3/68

A
Durham Wasps
6
5

W

Northern League

9/3/68

H
Paisley Mohawks
3
6

L

Northern League

16/3/68

H
Fife Flyers
7
3

W

Northern League

30/3/68

H
Dundee Rockets
10
3

W

Challenge

16/4/68

A
Wembley Lions
2
9

L

Challenge

?/?/68

A
Durham Wasps
1
7

L

Icy Smith Cup

Dates that are underlined have a link to scorers details

1967/68 Autumn Cup
Team P W L D F A Pts
Paisley Mohawks 10  10 0 0 66 24 20
Murrayfield Racers 10  6 3 1 61 31 13
Glasgow Dynamos 10  4 5 1 45 41   9
Fife Flyers 10     4 5 1 57 56   9
Durham Wasps 10 3 6 1 44 81   7
Whitley Bay Warriors 10 0 8 2 29 69   0
 

Autumn Cup Scorers
                             GP    G    A    Pts    Plm
Robert Stevenson      10      22    12      34       24
Tommy Taylor               8       6     10      16       12
Rab Ormond                 7       3       4        7         0
Barrie Stevenson       10       3       4        7       10
Fred Soulis                   9       1       4        5         2
Danny Ballantyne         7       3       1        4         0
Rudi Carroll                  9       3       0        3         0
Dave Sinclair              10      1       2        3         6

1967/68 Northern League
                                             P   W   L   D     F     A     Pts
Paisley Mohawks              10   9    1   0     70   39    19
Fife Flyers                          10   6    4   0     52   55    12
Murrayfield Racers            10   5    4   1     62   49    11
Whitley Warriors                10   3    5   2     55   64      8
Glasgow Dynamos         10   3    6   1     48   65     7
Durham Wasps                  10   2    8  0     41   56      4

Northern League 1967/68 Scorers
                                     GP    G     A   Pts   Pim
Robert Stevenson        10     17   10   27      4
Billy Lavety                    8       4     6   10      4
Rab Ormond                 10      5     5   10      2
Freddie Soulis               8       4     5     9      4 
Tommy Taylor               6       5     1     6      0
Alan Lavety                   10     2     4     6      2

Dynamos are rebuiding for the future by Robert Stevenson (The Herald Ice Hockey Annual)
Although you couldn't exactly call 1967-68 a successful season for the dynamos, I am nevertheless pleased with the progress the club has made during the year. From the previous seasons team we lost Gordie hughes and John Connor who deserted us for Paisley, Joe Baird went to Fife and Charlie Mawer retired. We undoubtedly missed the experience of these players, particularly the goal scoring feats of joe and Charlie. Out front line was further blunted by the mid season departure to England of Tommy Taylor and the loss of Davie Sinclair who was preparing to emigrate.
Perhaps the most significant item on the credit side was the formation and progress of our reserve side, the Glasgow Redwings, under the acble management of Bill Greig. already winger Billy McIntosh has graduated to first team status and Laurie Tyson and Donnie Lavetyhave both had several outings with the "big team".
We had a couple of lucky breaks during the season. One was the almost accidental pairing of Alan Lavety and Jimmy Purcell on defence: these two have settled down into a solid partnership which could be the backbone of the team for years to come. The second piece of luck was the arrival of Canadian student, Gary Hysert. Although a more than capable defenceman, Gary's heart was set on net minding and when Ian Nelson went down with appendicitis, Gary took his chance and has held the podsition ever since.
Of all our players, I think the most rapid development has been shown by Billy Lavety. After spells on defence and right wing, Billy has found his true berth as a centre who can make as well as score goals and I am looking for big things from him next term.
Our two "veterans", Dan ballantyne and Freddie Soulis, were their usual consistent selves all season, while Barry Stevenson, Rab ormond and rudi Carroll all made steady progress.We are lucky too in having such  a grand clubman as Frank burns standing by for emergencies. Ian Boggan made a pratial comeback at the end of the season and we are hoping that he will be regularly available in future.
In the Autumn Cup, we finished a creditable third and had two very close games against the all-conquering Paisley Mohawks, both of which we could have won with a little luck. I was disappointed that we failed to make the playoffs and at our tame exit from the Icy Smith Cup at durham in the first round , but we had some consolation in winning the Northumbrian Cup in our last match of the season at Whitley bay.
The Supporters Club "Player of the Year" Shield was won most deservedly by Alan Lavety, the presentation being made during a match at Crossmyloof, against Fife Flyers, by visiting coach,Joe McIntosh.
The highlights of last season were our two trips to London to play Wembley Lions. This was the first time most of our lads played before a large crowd and the experience did them the world of good. We wereall delighted at the sporting reception we received from the wembley fans and at the kindness of the Wemvbley management.
As for the coming season, well, I'm not going to make any predictions , although the addition of an experienced goalscoring winger would work wonders! I will, however, make a promise. Win, lose or drawthe Glasgow Dynamos will be trying to play good hockey all the time.