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1950/51

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People laughed at Archie Stinchcombe when he said "This is the best team I ever had." They were still laughing five weeks later when Panthers were doing a strong man act, holding up the other clubs in the Autumn Cup competition. The laughs were all Archie's from there on. Panthers picked themselves up off the floor and came back to challenge strongly for the Autumn Cup and eventually win the League Championship for the first time in history.
Chick Zamick was again the scoring champion. The "All-star A" centre was voted "Most Popular Player" and Nottingham's "Sportsman of the Year" in face of competition from celebrities like Wally Ardron, Reg Simpson, Tommy Lawton, Joe Hardstaff etc.
On Monday, January 21st 1951, Panthers travelled all the way to Brighton, their longest league journey, to play a match which had been cancelled weeks previously! None too pleasing for all concerned!
In the scoring charts Chick Zamick again finished on top of the pile with 139 points, Kenny Booth (Earls Court) 2nd way back on 108, George Beach (Wembley Lions) 3rd 103, with Les Strongman 5th (102) and Pat Casey, also of the Panthers, 7th (97)
Panthers finished the season with Most Goals Scored, Least Goals Against, Most Goals In One Game (13 v Streatham), Most Games Won and Least Penalty Minutes Against.

 

SUSSEX DAILY CUP

GP W L D GF GA PTS GD
Earls Court Rangers 4 3 1 0 29 19 6 10
Brighton Tigers 4 2 2 0 20 17 4 3
Nottingham Panthers 4 1 3 0 19 32 2 -13

 

AUTUMN CUP

GP W L D GF GA PTS GD
Brighton Tigers 30 17 10 3 156 117 37 39
Streatham Royals 30 16 10 4 113 103 36 10
Earls Court Rangers 30 13 11 6 121 135 32 -14
Nottingham Panthers 30 12 11 7 148 134 31 14
Wembley Lions 30 10 14 6 127 136 26 -9
Harringay Racers 30 6 18 6 138 178 18 -40

 

ENGLISH NAT LEAGUE

GP W L D GF GA PTS GD
Nottingham Panthers 30 18 9 3 156 105 39 51
Brighton Tigers 30 16 8 6 150 116 38 34
Wembley Lions 30 12 15 3 140 161 27 -21
Streatham Royals 30 11 14 5 116 139 27 -23
Harringay Racers 30 10 15 5 142 167 25 -25
Earls Court Rangers 30 10 16 4 144 160 24 -16

 

TOTAL GAMES 50/51

GP W L D GF GA
64 31 23 10 323 271
W% L% D% AGF AGA
48.4 35.9 15.6 5 4.2

 

PLAYER STATS

GP Gls Ass Pts Ave Pims Ave
Chick Zamick 58 78 61 139 2.4 34 0.6
Les Strongman 60 61 41 102 1.7 32 0.5
Pat Casey 58 41 56 97 1.7 91 1.6
Bill Ringer 60 22 24 46 0.8 14 0.2
Gerry Watson 60 21 21 42 0.7 22 0.4
Gyle Woods 60 19 23 42 0.7 54 0.9
Johnny Pyryhora 59 16 19 35 0.6 49 0.8
Bill Allen 60 15 16 31 0.5 96 1.6
Bill McDonald 57 6 13 29 0.5 163 2.9
Bud James 60 9 19 28 0.5 98 1.6
Pete Moulden 59 6 9 15 0.3 97 1.6

 

 

GOALIE STATS

GP Mins Shts Gls Save% GAA
Ken Johnson 60 3600 1633 239 85.4 4.0

 

HONOURS

Autumn Cup Winners Brighton Tigers
Runners Up Streatham Royals
English National League Nottingham Panthers
Runners Up Brighton Tigers
Scottish National League Paisley Pirates
Runners Up Perth Panthers
Scottish Autumn Cup Fife Flyers
Runners Up Ayr Raiders