Shorts Redwings Irish Ice Hockey Team 1950-1951


Irish Ice Hockey Association Team 1950-51

Home Ice: King’s Hall, Balmoral, Belfast

Colours: Unknown

All-Time Record: Total (Wins-Losses-Ties): 2-1-3 Regular Season 2-1-3

History: Formed by workers at Shorts, which had sponsored teams during the Second World War, the Shorts Redwings were one of the “Original Seven” Ice Hockey Teams in Ireland, competing in the Irish Ice Hockey League in 1950-51, where they won two matches, tied three and lost only one.

Home Ice: King’s Hall, Balmoral, Belfast

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-L-TPts / PosPS W-L-TChampOther W-L-TChamp
1950-51IIHA2-1-37 / 2nd0-0-0None?-?-??
Shorts Redwings Irish Ice Hockey Team 1950-1951 [References: 1-9]

Results Irish Ice Hockey League 1950-51

131.10.1950ANorth End RacersL8-9
210.11.1950AHarlandic WolvesL2-11
417.11.1950ABalmoral WaspsL2-5
521.11.1950HNorth End RacersW12-3
628.11.1950HHarlandic WolvesW7-2
803.02.1951ABalmoral WaspsT2-2
Shorts Redwings Irish Ice Hockey Team 1950-1951 [References: 1-9]




[1] Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey in Belfast” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, November 1, 1950. pg. 2.

[2] Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | Harlandic Wolves beat Short’s Redwings” The Northern Whig and Belfast Post. Saturday, November 11, 1950.. pg. 5.

[3] Anon. (1950) “Harlandic Wolves win at Ice Hockey” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, November 15, 1950..

[4] Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | Exciting match at Balmoral” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, November 18, 1950. pg. 6.

[5] Anon. (1950) “The Ice Hockey League” Belfast Telegraph”. Wednesday, November 22, 1950.

[6] Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | “Wolves” first defeat this season”. Belfast News-Letter. Wednesday, November 29, 1950. pg. 7.

[7] Anon. (1950) “Ice Skating | “Wolves beaten” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, December 2, 1950. pg. 6.

[8] Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | Balmoral still unbeaten”. The Northern Whig and Belfast Post. Saturday, February 2, 1951. pg. 3.

[9] Edgar, Scott (2019) “Wartime Ice Hockey in Northern Ireland”. [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 July 2019]


Thanks to Malachy & Liz Connolly, Belfast.

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Last Updated: 26 August 2020

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