In an extremely interesting and exciting game, full of thrills for the spectators but lacking in speed until the latter part, Harvard defeated the Massachusetts Agricultural College in the Arena last evening by the score of 4 to 3. In the last two minutes of the overtime period, with the score 3 to 2 in favor of Amherst, by a brilliant rush down the rink and a pass from Hopkins, Smart shot the goal that tied the score. A minute later Wanamaker got the puck and breaking through the defense managed to shoot it by Buttrick for a win. Amherst played a good game of hockey. Buttrick at goal made a number of remarkable stops and the run-outs of Ross were equally spectacular. Their forward line kept together well and although they were not exceptionally fast they were good at dodging, especially, Jones and Hutchinson.
The principal trouble with the Harvard forward line was that the men did not stay in their positions, and, when they had the puck, did not skate fast enough down the rink to keep from getting caught from behind. This was truer of the first of the game than the last, for when the score was against them, it seemed to rouse new life and the play became very much faster. Smart was undoubtedly the best of the forwards, and with Claflin's quick dashes down the rink the University seven was far from outdone in individual play.
Each team scored two goals in the
first period. The second period, which resulted in no score, was much faster and better hockey. At the very first of the overtime period, Johnson caged the puck for Amherst, which woke up the Harvard team, and with six men playing up on the forward line they secured in the last two minutes the points necessary for victory. The next game will be with Dartmouth on Saturday in the Arena. The "Aggles" lost to them recently in a very fast game by the score of 2 to 1, so it should be a fast game.
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