The 1929 hockey team opened its season auspiciously yesterday afternoon by overwhelming Browne and Nichols, 12 to 2, at the Arena. The Freshman sextet outclassed their younger opponents, and the entire squad saw action in the game.
Weak goaltending was partly responsible for the high score. In the first period the Freshmen had nine shots at the schoolboys' goal and five of them counted. In the same session, B. and N. tallied twice out of three shots.
Tudor was the high scorer for the Freshmen, scoring five goals. He had driven the puck home twice and Stanley had scored once before Cross counted for Browne and Nichols. Shots by Crosby, star wing, who appeared to be the best player on the ice in the opening stanza, sagged the net twice, and Russ of the schoolboys scored before the first period ended.
In scoring four goals in the second period and three in the last, the Crimson sextet looked powerful. The first-string forward line teamed nicely and showed great individual strength also. Of the defense men Stanley's stick-handling was notable, and Jackson in goal made some pretty stops.
Browne and Nichols lacked practice and reserves, and as a result wilted toward the close of each period. Cross and Russ played some good hockey.
Score, Harvard 1929 12, Browne and Nichols 2. Goals, Tudor 5, Stanley 2, Crosby 2, Putnam 2. A. Bigelow, Cross, Russ Referee, Pratt: Time 12-minute periods.