The University hockey team showed marked improvement in its practice scrimmage against the B. A. A. yesterday though it was defeated by the score of 3 to 2. The forward line was greatly strengthened by the return of Hopkins, and was able to break up the opposing attack most of the time and to keep the play largely in the B. A. A. territory. Hopkins scored both points for the University, the first after a pass from Clark, and the second from a scrimmage in front of the goal. Willetts and Claflin were not on the ice, Doty and Cunningham composing the outer defense. Hopkins was shifted from left wing to left centre and S. P. Clark covered the wing.