Category: Irish Ice Hockey Exhibitions

Irish Ice Hockey Exhibition Matches Box-Scores 1986-87

Irish Ice Hockey Association Logo
Irish Ice Hockey Association Logo [References: 1]


At Dundonald International Ice Bowl Att: 2,000P1P2P3Total
Castlereagh Cougars46414
Lee Valley Lions0202
[References: 1]
TeamScorers (Goals + Assists)
Castlereagh CougarsMacGoldstone 4+4, MacAdams 4+3, Hogan 3+4, O’Rocchio 2+2, O’Melancon 1+2, O’Quiney 0+3
Lee Valley LionsVirta 2+0, Lehti 0+1, Williams 0+1
[References: 1]


The first ever game played at Dundonald Ice Bowl, Castlereagh, Northern Ireland was an exhibition match on 22 September 1986 between Castlereagh Cougars and Lee Valley Lions. 2,000 spectators witnessed the home team Cougars triumph 14-2 thanks to goals from Tony MacGoldstone (4), Phil MacAdams (4), Brendan Hogan (3), Michael O’Rocchio (3), Craigan O’Melancon (1) as well a numerous assists from above as well as Patrick O’Quiney. Lee Valley Lions were from Leyton in East London and played that season in the Norwich Union Autumn Cup.



[1] Wikipedia (2017) Irish Ice Hockey Association Logo[Internet] Available from: [Accessed 6 March 2017]


[2] Roberts, Stewart (Ed.) (1987) “First Games: CASTLEREAGH COUGARS 14 LEE VALLEY LIONS 2” The Ice Hockey Annual 1987-88. pg. 133. Crowood Press, Rambury, Marlborough, Wiltshire.


Thanks to Niall McEvoy.

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