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10 March

Ice Hockey Club Record > 1930-31

Scottish League (Canada Cup) Bridge of Weir 1 Kelvingrove 1

"By drawing one goal each with Bridge of Weir last night, Kelvingrove won the Canada Cup which goes to the league champions. Previous to the game, Kelvingrove held a lead of one point so that the destination of the championship depended on this result. Nearly 1,000 spectators saw a keen game in which Kelvingrove were perhaps lucky to share the points.

Play commenced with Bridge of Weir carrying the puck to their opponents and D Cross was kept busy saving several hard drives. Kelvingrove then had a spell of attacking, A N McPhie being conspicuous by his daring defending. Play ran from end to end and it was only close on the interval when Bridge of Weir grabbed the lead through a goal scored by W M Muirhead which however the goaltender might have saved.

Kelvingrove's goal had a narrow escape shortly after the resumption when W M Muirhead again sent in a good shot which was saved by D Cross. The west-end club strove hard for the equaliser but unfortunately they adopted some tough tactics which carried them nowhere. On one occasion, L Berlinquet was ordered off by the referee.

The last period saw the respective players exerting themselves to the full and play ran on fast lines. Only five minutes had gone when J Campbell took advantage of a weakness in the Bridge of Weir back line and with a hard drive he made the score level amidst tremendous cheering. Play afterwards veered from one goal to the other both goaltenders saving good shots.

Through it all, however, Bridge of Weir were the more polished side.

Bridge of Weir: A N McPhie; G D Rowley and J K Woodrow; A E McLeod, W M Muirhead and R E Muirhead.- A F Reid, I S McLeod and R J G McDonald.

Kelvingrove: D Cross; A S Dick and R L Noble; W S Montford, J Campbell and L Berlinquet.- J R Buchanan, R D Gemmell and E Fincham.

Referee: T Nisbet (Dennistoun).

Attendance: 1,000.

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