Southern League (ice hockey)

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The Southern League was the top-flight ice hockey league in England from 1970, when it was formed as the counterpart to the Scottish Northern League. In 1978, it was replaced by the English League North and English League South.

In 1976-7, a "B" league was run, while a junior league was also contested in most seasons.


  • 1970-71: Sussex Senators Coached by ex Paisley player Scot - Joe Conway led the senators on their first season. All games played away as there was no home rink. Brighton was a silver blades rink for figure skating.

Players such as Mike OBrien,Jim Thomson,John Rost,John Baxter played during the 2 seasons that Senators won the league.