Fife Flyers 75 greats 51-75

Kyle Horne
Kyle Horne

51 Kyle Horne

Second generation of the Horne family to play with Flyers. Made his senior debut in Fife before moving to Slough and then Murrayfield before returning home. Wears same number five jersey as his dad, Kenny.

Stephen Murphy

Stephen Murphy

52 Norman McQuade

Signed from Wembley Monarchs, he scored the first ever goal for Fife Flyers in their 4-1 opening night defeat to Dundee Tigers in October, 1938.

53 John Pullar

Great stand-up netminder from 1970s who backstopped Fife to success in league and cups. GB internationalist.

Russ Parent

Russ Parent

54 Willie Cottrell

Netminder who was part of Flyers’ great trophy-winning 1970s team. Iced between 1976-1983 and during that time won the Northern League, Icy Smith Cup, Autumn Cup and Spring Cup.

55 Ted Russell

Former Peterborough Pirates import who joined Fife and became the defensive rock of the Grand Slam team.

56 Iain Robertson

Outstanding career with many UK clubs, Robbo was ‘Rookie of the year’ in 1989-90 winning a trip to join Calgary Flames training camp. Arguably one of the best face-off men in the sport.

57 Dougie Latto

All-Star player who won all the domestic honours going as part of Fife’s trophy winning NIHA teams, and part of the club’s Heineken era.

58 Karry Biette

Powerhouse skater who played 2001-05 and remembered for his stunning hat-trick and electrifying performance in a 6-3 win over Coventry Blaze in the Findus Cup final.

59 Stephen Murphy

Netminder of the Year in 1999/2000, the teenage rookie was pitched into top flight hockey and backstopped Flyers to Grand Slam glory. Now with Belfast Giants.

60 Steve Moria

The original ‘Mo’ - a hugely popular forward in his one-season with Flyers in 1986-87; the launch-pad of a remarkable career in the UK which continued until 2012 when he finally retired aged 51.

61 Andy Donald

An outstanding netminder and one of the true characters, the late Donald revelled in the big games and earned many points with his saves. Won at Wembley in ’85and went on to play for Humberside, Sheffield and Teesside.

62 Craig Dickson

Along with Donald, netminder Craig backstopped Fife through many big games - giving the team two excellent starting goalies through the late 80s into the early 90s.

63 Les Millie

Exploded on to the scene as a teenager in 1988 and quickly became a fans’ favourite. Les was a Flyers until 1992 when he went south to play for Sheffield. Returned to Fife in 1995 for one season.

64 David Smith

Iced seven seasons over three spells, many with his playing partner John Haig - a truly formidable duo. Smith made his debut with Kirkcaldy Kestrels in 1987/88, was part of Flyers’ Grand Slam team and returned again in 2002-03. Also iced with Manchester Storm in the ISL.

65 Norrie Boreham

Nicknamed ‘The Rocket’ he was a flying winger from the late 1960s into the 1970s.

66 Gordon McDougall

Early 1980s import who fired five goals on his Fife debut.

67 Richard Laplante

Together with Frank Morris he destroyed defences as Flyers charged to the Division One title in 1991-92. Signed from Ayr Raiders, the classy French-Canadian plundered 211 points (97+114) in 34 games.

68 John Coyle

Signed from Telford Tigers, he played just 13 games in 1998-99, but the very last shot of the season sealed his legacy. The British championship final against Slough went to OT and then sudden death penalty shots when up stepped the quiet man from North Delta, British Columbia to score with the miniumum of fanfare. After that he headed home, never to return!

69 Charlie Kinmond

One of hockey’s true characters, and a great skater too, Charlie played with his home town Dundee Rockets as well as two spells with Flyers - 1980-81 (24+26 in 28 games), and back to back seasons from 1985-87.

70 Ricky Grubb

Under-rated netminder who won the Mirror or Merit trophy during his six years between the pipes.

71 Fred Perlini

Hugely popular, free-scoring import forward who bagged 176 points in 35 games in 1987-88. Played 11 seasons in the UK.

72 Dave Medd

Under-rated defenceman who brought strength and the art of the poke check to the blue line from the mid 1960s to 1979. Part of the 1977 Grand Slam team.

73 Russ Parent

Classy blue liner with a bullet of a shot who almost sank Fife as an Ayr player in the classic relegation play-off of 1991-92 and then moved to Kirkcaldy after three great years with Basingstoke Bison.

74 Jimmy Hunter

No nonsense centre ice with a great slapshot. Always showed up in the tough games and scored many important goals. Good on ice vision and great guy round about the net. Underrated and should have been in the GB and Scotland teams more often.

75 Nebby Thrasher

A great player from the 1950s. Born in Timmins, Ontario, he iced with several Scottish sides including Flyers in 1954-55 with stats of 27+43 and 52 PIMs from 50 games.