Tag Archives: hockey

Joanne and the Challenge

Plot

Joanne French is the new games mistress at the Harold  Plackett School. The Headmistress, Miss Crossley, is against games and has challenged Joanne to get the hockey team into the finals of a local tournament or have games cut from the syllabus. But the team does well, and the Head arranges an accident—to keep Joanne off the sports field.

joanne and challenge

Notes:

  • Art:  Manuel Cuyàs

Appeared:

  • Joanne and the Challenge – Judy: #483 (12 April 1969) –  #494 (28 June 1969)

 

Cannonball Kate

Plot

Helped by Janet Lee, a visiting games teacher, the girls of Gaunt Street slum school form a hockey team. Kate Craddock turns out to be their star player, able to hit a hockey ball harder than any other girl. Now the Education Committee are threatening to build on their pitch. The girls draw up a petition, collect signatures, and go to the town hall to present it to the Mayor.

Kate and the team return in Cannonball Kate and the Magpies. The Magpies Hockey Club are touring the canals in a traditional narrowboat, they become involved in a match against a team of Amazons led by the Honourable Hortense Frobisher, who’s one aim is to win – no matter what.

cannonball kate

Notes

Appeared

  • Cannonball Kate – Judy:  #408 (04 November 1967) – #426 (09 March 1968)
  • Cannonball Kate and the Magpies – Judy:  #474 (8 February 1969) – (?)

The Pot Hunter

Plot:

Jean Greig a newcomer at Hartfield, Secondary Modern School, Mancaster, has helped the school to win a prized hockey trophy for the first time. It is games mistress Avis Hunter’s burning ambition to win more cups and trophies,and she makes the girls practise whenever possible. To get a break fromhockey, the girls also take up other activities.

 

pot hunter

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The Pot Hunter – Judy:    (?) – 388 (17 June 1967)

 

Hockey Hannah

Plot

The adventures of a schoolgirl , Hannah and her hockey stick.  Sometimes her stick caused troubles other times it was very useful.

hockey hannah

Notes

  • Art: Andy Tew
  • First appeared in another DC Thomson comic Sparky
  • Sparky eventually merged with The Topper in 1977, although Hockey Hannah started appearing in Mandy before that. (Not confirmed if they were reprints or new stories)

Appeared:

  • Hockey Hannah –  Sparky:   #01 (23 January 1965) – #76 (02 July 1966)
  • Hockey Hannah –  Mandy:   circa  #215 (27 February 1971) – (?)

 

There Was Once a Game Called Hockey

Plot

Hockey has been re-discovered after nearly 600 years. Led by Rylla Blake, of Rosewood Centre of Education, the girls now have pitches, specially-adapted clothes, boots, sticks and, most important, a chief inspector on their side. He is trying to encourage hockey in all educational centres and has organised an instructors’ course, where Rylla ands her friends are demonstrating.

Notes

Appeared

  • There Was Once a Game Called Hockey – Judy: circa #471 (18 Jan 1969) – (?)

Away Went Wendy

Plot

Ann Adams, captain of junior hockey at Highcroft Comprehensive School, had made friends with an unusual new girl; Wendy Layne. Wendy played hockey in startling bursts of energy that made her unstoppable! The energy came on when Wendy combed her long hair.

Notes

Appeared

  • Away Went Wendy – Mandy: #160 (7 February 1970) – #174 (16 May 1970)