The University sextet will face the strongest hockey team that Dartmouth has ever had when it meets the Green at 8.15 o'clock this evening at the Arena. With ten lettermen available at the beginning of the season Coach Tuck has developed a combination which has won 12 out of 13 games, having been defeated only by the Army sextet 1-0. The squad had some valuable early season experience on its Christmas vacation trips to Lake Placid and Buffalo, winning five games. After an easy 6-2 victory over Hamilton, the Dartmouth skaters were forced to the limit to gain a 4-2 triumph over Cornell in two overtime periods.
The Williams game threatened to be a defeat; but in the last minute of the third over-time session Foster, a Dartmouth defense man, managed to score the winning tally of a 6-5 victory. Against Yale, the Hanover sextet showed its power by sending the experienced Blue combination to a 3-2 defeat.
Hall, the fastest man on the team, has but recently returned to the squad and is the greatest threat on the forward line. He is well supported by Sheehy, Foster and Perry, all of whom are reliable scorers. Neidlinger, in the Dartmouth goal, has had a great deal of experience and should give the University shooters considerable trouble.
Coach Claflin sent his men through a light work-out at the Arena yesterday afternoon, omitting the usual practice scrimmage. Hill, who has been out on account of illness for ten days, has returned to the squad and will take up his old position at right wing this evening. Coach Claflin has not yet decided whether he will use Flint or Bigelow at goal.