Southern League (ice hockey)

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The Southern League was the top-flight ice hockey league for clubs in the majority of England from 1970. It was formed as the counterpart to the clubs in Scotland and the north of England called the Northern League.[1] In 1978, it was replaced by the English League North and English League South. In 1976-77, a "B" league was run, while a junior league was also contested in most seasons.



Sussex Senators were 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 O'Brien, Jim Thomson, John Rost and John Baxter played during the two seasons that Senators won the league.


  1. ^ "British clubs". Euro hockey. 
  2. ^ "History". Altrincham Aces. 
  3. ^ "Streatham Redskins". Internet Hockey database.