|Born||15 May 1928|
Blairhall, Scotland, GBR
|Died|| 22 August 2011 83) (aged|
Palmdale, California, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for|| Dunfermline Vikings|
Thomas Woods "Tom, Tuck" Syme (15 May 1928 – 22 August 2011) was a British ice hockey player. He played for the Dunfermline Vikings and Paisley Pirates during the 1940s and 1950s. He also played for the Great Britain national ice hockey team at the 1948 Winter Olympics and the 1950 Ice Hockey World Championships. After retiring from ice hockey he emigrated to Canada before settling in the United States in 1960. He was inducted to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the northwestern coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom's 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi) were home to an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.
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The Paisley Pirates were founded in 1946 and are one of the oldest ice hockey clubs in Scotland and the UK. The Pirates were the epitome of the game in Scotland during the 1950s. In season 1953–54 they won the Autumn Cup, the Scottish Cup and the Canada Cup.
He was the younger brother of fellow British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame member, James "Tiny" Syme. He died 22 August 2011 of kidney failure.
James "Tiny" Syme was a British ice hockey player. He played for the Dunfermline Vikings and Paisley Pirates during the 1940s and 1950s. He also played for the Great Britain national ice hockey team at the 1950 Ice Hockey World Championships. He emigrated to Canada in 1957 where he continued to play ice hockey with the Strathroy Rockets and the St. Thomas Royals in the OHA Senior A Hockey League. He was inducted to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.
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