Irish Ice Hockey Association | Challenge Matches 1949-50

Composite Table

Balmoral Wasps320120154
Harlandic Wolves1100712
Belfast Eagles410316272

References: Compiled from [1][2][3][4]


DateHome TeamAway Team
16.11.49Belfast Eagles6Balmoral Wasps4
10.02.50Balmoral Wasps5Belfast Eagles4
17.02.50Harlandic Wolves7Belfast Eagles1
11.03.50Balmoral Wasps11Belfast Eagles5

Reference: [1][2][3][4]


A series of Challenge matches were played at King’s Hall, Belfast from 1949-50 between the Belfast Eagles and Balmoral Wasps & Harlandic Wolves. The Balmoral Wasps won their series with Belfast Eagles 2-1, and Harlandic Wolves won their match with Belfast Eagles. These were the first Ice Hockey matches played in Ireland since 1940.



[1] Anon. (1949) “Ice Hockey | First match in Ulster since 1939”. Belfast Newsletter. Saturday, December 17, 1949. pg. 6.

[2] Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey”. Belfast Newsletter. Saturday, February 11, 1950. pg. 6.

[3] Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey | Irish association formed”. Belfast News-Letter, Saturday, February 18, 1950. pg. 15.

[4] Anon. (1950) “Ice Hockey”. Belfast Newsletter. Monday, March 13. pg. 7.


Thanks to Malachy & Liz Connolly, Belfast.

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