|North End Racers||3||1||0||2||5||18||2|
References: Compiled from: [1-8]
|31.10.50 *||North End Racers||9||Shorts Redwings||8|
|10.11.50||Harlandic Wolves||9||Shorts Redwings||2|
|14.11.50||Harlandic Wolves||6||North End Racers||2|
|17.11.50||Balmoral Wasps||5||Shorts Redwings||2|
|21.11.50||Shorts Redwings||12||North End Racers||3|
|28.11.50||Shorts Redwings||4||Harlandic Wolves||1|
|01.12.50||Balmoral Wasps||7||Harlandic Wolves||2|
|03.02.51||Shorts Redwings||2||Balmoral wasps||2|
Note: * Possibly a Pre-Season Game.
This was the first Ice Hockey League in Ireland since 1940, and as with the present day, was non-sectarian, with many players from the Nationalist Community playing for the North End Racers . All games were played at King’s Hall, Belfast.
Balmoral Wasps managed to keep their unbeaten record intact until February, where they battled back from two-goals down with a five-man all-out attack to get back on level terms with Shorts Redwings.
This record is incomplete, there are four, possibly five, matches missing from the results list, and possibly playoff/cup games too. If you or anyone you know can fill in the record I would be very grateful.
 Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey in Belfast” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, November 1, 1950. pg. 2.
 Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | Harlandic Wolves beat Short’s Redwings” The Northern Whig and Belfast Post. Saturday, November 11, 1950.. pg. 5.
 Anon. (1950) “Harlandic Wolves win at Ice Hockey” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, November 15, 1950..
 Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | Exciting match at Balmoral” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, November 18, 1950. pg. 6.
 Anon. (1950) “The Ice Hockey League” Belfast Telegraph”. Wednesday, November 22, 1950.
 Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | “Wolves” first defeat this season”. Belfast News-Letter. Wednesday, November 29, 1950. pg. 7.
 Anon. (1950) “Ice Skating | “Wolves beaten” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, December 2, 1950. pg. 6.
 Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | Balmoral still unbeaten”. The Northern Whig and Belfast Post. Saturday, February 2, 1951. pg. 3.
 Edgar, Scott (2019) “Wartime Ice Hockey in Northern Ireland”. [Internet] Available from: https://wartimeni.com/article/wartime-ice-hockey-in-northern-ireland/ [Accessed 12 July 2019]
Thanks to Malachy & Liz Connolly, Belfast.
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