Hockey Practice Lifeless.

The practice of the University hockey squad yesterday afternoon was very ragged and spiritless. As only eleven men were on the ice, no regular game could be played, and the practice consisted entirely of playing the forwards against the defense. In this work the defense showed more than usual strength and succeeded in stopping very consistently the rather crude attack of the opposing forwards. The practice throughout was characterized by loose individual work, although Litchfield showed marked improvement at goal, and Carr proved an almost sure check to the shooting of his opponents.

This afternoon the University team will play the Senior team in the rink at 4 o'clock. The management has also arranged games with the Dorchester Hockey Club for January 28 at Holmes Field, and February 11 at Franklin Field. The next league game will be played with Columbia on January 31, at New York.