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 1960's Summary - Summary from former Flyer Dave Medd

 

Dave Medd: "I started to play (i.e. not just skate) for Fife Flyers at the same time as Kenny Horne and that was in 1965/66 when Billy Sneddon, Jimmy Spence, Ian Forbes and Jerry Hudson etc played for the Flyers. I also played most of my time in the first line (i.e. with Les & Lawrie Lovell, Alister Brennan, Gordon Latto and John Pullar in goals) during the 1970's era, including all the trophy matches up till December 1979 and that’s when I packed it in when Lawrence Lovell and Les Lovell packed it in."

Dave played for Fife after the 7-year break and he recalls the time fondly. Dave enjoyed his time at Fife and spent a lot of time and effort with the Flyers.

"If it was not for Pep Young getting the hockey going again, then who knows if we would have had the same opportunity. He put a great deal of time and effort into coaching us and also Bill Sneddon put off a great deal of time with us as well when he played for the Flyers, he used come through from Falkirk especially for our Sunday morning practices and pushed us all the way. Douglas and Gordon Latto used to come on as well when they were just kids and Sneddon used them as an example when we were getting thing wrong. Anyway, maybe one day before we get much older, someone will organize a get together for us all before it is too late." Dave continues.

As far as the 1960's era is concerned, although he was a very popular figure in the team, Verne Greger never coached the flyers in the 60's, it all kicked off by Harlod 'Pep' Young, then it was Ian Forbers for a few good years, then it was Jerry Hudson for a couple of years, Bill Sneddon for short while after the old team started break-up and after that it was Joe McIntosh. It was at the beginning of the 70's that Harold started to coach us again and that is when we go Lawrence Lovell and Johnny Pullar back from Edinburgh and we also Alister Brennan came to the Flyers. It was around 1975 / 76 ?? when Lawrence Lovell took over as coach and then we begun to win more things as we started to gel."

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