The University hockey team in its second intercollegiate game defeated Princeton at the St. Nicholas Rink, New York, Saturday evening by the score of 3 to 2.
The game was characterized by individual aggressiveness and a total lack of team play on either side. Owing to lack of practice the forwards on the University team played very raggedly and they failed to show the knowledge of the game displayed against Columbia. The passing was most inaccurate and the men seldom kept their positions wane skating down the rink. The work of the University forwards was especially wild at critical moments near Princeton's goal. With the Occasional exception of Macleod they still fail to follow back properly after losing the puck, and if the Princeton team had not been equally deficient in this respect the score would probably have been reversed. The rough and dirty condition of the ice undoubtedly accounted to some extent for the crude work of the University team. The play of the Princeton team, which had not held practice for ten days, was poor and erratic in many of the respects in which the work of the University team was weak.
Many phenomenal stops were made by Ivy at goal. He was the only player on the University team who was not confused by the poor ice and the closeness of the score. Willetts played fairly well, but Dr. Newhall at coverpoint played too far out from his position and often allowed the Princeton forwards to pass him. Pell was extremely slow in following back and M. Newhall at the opposite end did not make sufficient use of the sides. Macleod seldom followed in on Townsend's long shots for goals.
At the face-off Chew secured the puck and immediately made Princeton's only point in the first half. The shot was a lucky one as it glanced from Willett's stick into the net. Pell then scored for the University team after a scrimmage directly in front of Princeton's goal. The second point for Harvard was also made by Pell, after carrying the puck the length of the rink. Just before the end of the half Macleod shot the University team's third goal on a pass from Townsend. The period ended with the score 3 to 1 in Harvard's favor.
In the second half the play of both teams was rough. About the middle of the period Chew made Princeton's second point on a quick pass from Canniser. During the remainder of the game all the men played desperately, but no further score was made.
Score--Harvard, 3; Princeton, 2. Goals--Chew 2, Macleod, Pell 2. Referee--K. Gerdon, St. Nicholas Skating Club. Time--20-minute halves.
Harvard leads in the standing of the Intercollegiate Hockey Association, having won the two games played. The order of the other members of the association is: Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Brown. The next intercollegiate games for the University team will be with Brown next Saturday on the Stadium rink