Its first title since 1936 in the Quadrangular Hockey League today is the prized possession of Yale and its leading scorer, Roger Hazen, 6-foot 2-inch, 173-pound wing from Lebanon, N. H., who shares with Dartmouth's captain, Dan Sullivan, the Quad's individual scoring crown.
In 1935 the Blue won the title after a play-off with Harvard. In 1940 it won in straight games, capturing five in a row after it had tied its opener, 1 to 1, with Princeton. A 5-1 victory over the Crimson in the season's finale at New Haven a week ago provided the clincher, although the Elis needed only a tie in that game to claim the title. In sweeping to their notable triumph they tallied 31 goals to 11 for the opposition, scoring their victories by at least two goals in every game. In their return match with Princeton they routed the Tigers, 9 to 3.
Princeton finished in second place in the final standing, winning four, losing only to Yale and tying one for 9 points. Dartmouth, undefeated champion for the last two years, finished third with 4 points and Harvard was last, failing to score a victory during the season's play.
Hazen, who came along fast at the end, had a chance to pass Sullivan in the Harvard game, but he was held here to only 1 point, on an assist, to create the tie. The two leaders finished with 13 points each. Sullivan scored 3 goals and was credited with 5 assists. Hazen had 7 and 6. Sullivan's best single performance was a five-goal sortie in the second Harvard game. Hazen's best was 4 points on 3 goals and 1 assist against Princeton. Princeton's Ralph Wyer was third in scoring, with 12 points, Yale's Jim Carton was fourth with 9 and three men tied for fifth with 8.
Yale's victory over Harvard also secured its third place in the International Division, the title in which was won a fortnight ago by Toronto, with McGill second. Don Dunbar, of Toronto, was individual high scorer in this league, with 28 points.