Lining Them Up
Return of Hallowell and "H" Line, Minus Holmes
Harvard's hopes for three powerful forward lines, so rudely shaken by the injury of Leo Ecker, took a change for the better with the return of Ben Hallowell, whose shoulder injury healed more quickly than had at first been expected, to active duty this week.
So now it appears that the famous "H" line of last year, with Ben Hallowell and Mike Hovenanian on the wings, and Al Dewey, who has shown startling improvement this year, in place of Holmes, might possibly stage a comeback to steal the show as it has done for the two preceding years. The diminutive Mike in the 1934 opener had the Eli defense completely buffaloed, scored three goals to lead Harvard to a 6-2 victory. And with Hallowell joining him again there is every reason to name Harvard's third line as a prospective dark horse thrill of this series.
Captains Will Take Opposite Berths
The face off will find the two captains, Freddy Moseley and Jim Mills, opposing each other, Freddy at left wing, Jim at right. The Yale team has been built around Mills, who scored four of the seven Yale goals in the series last year, and he should make a good match for the smooth-skating Harvard leader. With Mills are Bill Moore, a former St. Paul's teammate at center, and Dan Badger, who played with Moore all last year, at left wing. This is a smooth-working line that may be able to put it over on Stubb's crack first trio. Yale has a good reserve line of Childs, Gagarin, and Cooke, as has Harvard in the sophomore trio which performed so well against Dartmouth Tuesday. Both third lines are newly formed and may show anything. The defense men on both teams have revealed no great strength or weakness, and the goalies, Stock hausen and Emerson, are quite evenly matched according to the record. It should be a whale of a game.
Again the hockey series between Harvard and Yale, despite pre-season prognostication, promises to be one of the most evenly matched series of the season; for both teams have produced the same kind of records for the season, records in which the good performances stand out against the bad like mud on a white fence.
Both Teams Show Changeable Performance
Both teams have won and lost to Dartmouth. On successive nights the Elis took a terrific beating from McGill, and then held the Canadians to a 2-1 game, the closest they had on this side of the border; meanwhile Harvard was winning, tieing, and losing to Clarkson. Both teams, after disheartening setbacks at the hands of the Indians, came back this week with a great show of strength, as Yale held the powerful New York Rovers to a 4-3 win and Harvard avenged itself on Dartmouth 10-1.
As to makeup, Harvard lost only three of last year's Varsity by graduation, as against nine for Yale. Yale's sextet has developed as a coach-made team, and showers of bouquets are due Coach Holcombe York for the work he has done. All of the team's victories have come as a result of teamwork. Harvard, with a host of individually strong players, never really got together on the teamwork till this week.