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The Brighton Tigers were an English ice hockey club based in Brighton. The team existed from 1935 until 1965 and were one of the United Kingdom's most successful sides during that period. The club were based at the Brighton Sports Stadium (often known by its original name of SS Brighton) on West Street.

The Tigers were members of the English National League and later the British National League, the club were one of the country's best supported teams with 4,000 spectators regularly attending matches which were held on a Sunday night.

The Tigers' most famous victory was over the Soviet Union in December 1957, winning 6–3.[1][2]

The club won the first British Championship since 1930 when they defeated the Nottingham Panthers in overtime in 1960.

After the collapse of the professional league in 1960, the Tigers continued to participate in the inter-rink tournaments that were established in the league's place until 1965 when the Brighton Sports Stadium was closed down and demolished by the local council.


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