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The 1983–84 BHL season was the second season the British Hockey League. This season saw the introduction of the Premier League and First Division format that would continue until the disbandment of the British Hockey League in 1996. Nine of the fifteen teams which had taken part the previous season joined the Premier League.

The 1983–84 season also saw the reintroduction of the Autumn Cup and the first season of sponsorship by Heineken.

Autumn CupEdit

ScotlandEdit

In Scotland the winner of the group stage automatically progressed to the final.

Scotland GP W T L GF GA Pts
Dundee Rockets 8 7 0 1 82 30 14
Murrayfield Racers 8 5 0 3 51 38 10
Ayr Bruins 8 4 0 4 56 43 8
Glasgow Dynamos 8 3 0 5 30 64 6
Fife Flyers 8 1 0 7 27 71 2

EnglandEdit

English clubs were divided into two groups; North and South. The winner of each group would play an English Final, the winner going on to play in the final.

Group stageEdit

England North GP W T L GF GA Pts
Durham Wasps 6 4 1 1 69 34 9
Whitley Warriors 6 4 0 2 71 45 8
Cleveland Bombers 6 3 0 3 54 50 6
Crowtree Chiefs 6 0 1 5 31 96 1
England South GP W T L GF GA Pts
Streatham Redskins 8 8 0 0 73 17 16
Nottingham Panthers 8 4 1 3 49 43 9
Solihull Barons 8 4 1 3 51 48 9
Southampton Vikings 8 2 0 6 30 67 4
Peterborough Pirates 8 1 0 7 24 52 2

English FinalEdit

FinalEdit

The final was played at Streatham Ice Rink.

LeagueEdit

Premier League GP W T L GF GA Pts
Dundee Rockets 32 24 2 6 294 185 50
Durham Wasps 32 23 1 8 282 208 47
Streatham Redskins 32 19 3 10 211 169
Ayr Bruins 32 17 4 11 204 177 38
Murrayfield Racers 32 15 2 15 206 175 32
Whitley Warriors 32 12 1 19 235 277 25
Fife Flyers 32 9 2 21 217 237 20
Nottingham Panthers 32 9 2 21 183 277 20
Cleveland Bombers 32 6 1 25 170 297 13

PlayoffsEdit

The top six teams entered the playoffs. They were divided into two groups of three. Group A was made up of Dundee, Streatham and Murrayfield while Group B was made up of Durham, Ayr and Whitley. The top two sides in each group advanced to next round. The semi finals and final were played over a single weekend at Wembley Arena.

Group AEdit

Group A GP W T L GF GA Pts
Murrayfield Racers 4 3 1 0 24 18 7
Dundee Rockets 4 2 1 1 31 15 5
Streatham Redskins 4 0 0 4 12 34 0

Group BEdit

England South GP W T L GF GA Pts
Durham Wasps 4 4 0 0 44 26 8
Ayr Bruins 4 2 0 2 36 28 4
Whitley Warriors 4 0 0 4 21 47 0

Semi FinalsEdit

Semi Final A: Winner A (Murrayfield) vs Runner Up B (Ayr)

  • Murrayfield Racers 5-4 Ayr Bruins

Semi Final B: Winner B (Durham) vs Runner Up A (Dundee)

  • Durham Wasps 8-10 Dundee Rockets

FinalEdit

  • Dundee Rockets 5-4 Murrayfield Racers

Team PhotosEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • Chambers, Michael A. (ed.) (November 2000). Nottingham Panthers Statistical Guidebook 1946–2000. ISBN 0953939804. 


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