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1955/56

In January 56 a game against the then notorious Paisley Pirates ended in mayhem, as players from both sides were joined by some fans in swapping punches, both on and off the ice and then en route to the locker room. Police eventually cleared away the crowd, ending an incident later described as the "worst exhibition of sportsmanship seen in Nottingham and probably in the whole of British Ice Hockey. One administrator claimed "This could kill the game in this country".
This is where my stock of old Ice Hockey Worlds' ends, so other than the bare stats I have no details from here until I personally started to take an interest in 81/82.

AUTUMN CUP

GP W L D GF GA PTS GD
Nottingham Panthers 24 16 6 2 124 93 34 31
Paisley Pirates 24 12 9 3 116 94 27 22
Wembley Lions 24 12 9 3 120 114 27 6
Brighton Tigers 24 7 14 3 95 128 17 -33
Harringay Racers 24 7 16 1 92 118 15 -26

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BRITISH LEAGUE

GP W L D GF GA PTS GD
Nottingham Panthers 24 17 14 1 185 166 35 19
Wembley Lions 24 16 13 3 170 171 35 -1
Paisley Pirates 24 15 14 3 138 134 33 4
Brighton Tigers 24 12 14 6 145 156 30 -11
Harringay Racers 24 11 16 5 171 182 27 -11

 

TOTAL GAMES 55/56

GP W L D GF GA
56 33 20 3 309 259
W% L% D% AGF AGA
59 35.7 5.4 5.5 4.6

 

PLAYER STATS

GP Gls Ass Pts Ave PIM P/Ave
Chick Zamick 56 62 73 135 2.4 12 0.2
Dave Rusnell 56 47 55 102 1.8 36 0.6
Gerry Hudson 56 35 45 80 1.4 46 0.8
Jimmy Spence 56 44 27 71 1.3 18 0.3
Ernie Dougherty 46 40 31 71 1.5 8 0.2
Gerry Watson 48 34 31 65 1.4 10 0.2
Fred Hall 55 18 24 42 0.8 66 1.2
Lorne Smith 56 10 20 30 0.5 64 1.1
Ken Westman 45 5 16 23 0.6 38 0.8
Jim Gebhardt 21 5 3 8 0.4 24 1.1
Doug Wilson 52 0 6 6 0.1 34 0.7
Dave Ritchie 56 2 2 4 0.1 2 0.1
Les Strongman 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 0.0

 

GOALIE STATS

GP Mins Shts GlsA S% GAA
Jack Siemon 56 3360 1882 259 86.2 4.6

 

HONOURS

Autumn Cup Winners Nottingham Panthers
Runners Up Paisley Pirates
British League Winners Nottingham Panthers
Runners Up Wembley Lions