The curtain on this year's hockey season goes up this evening when the Varsity opposes the St. Nicholas Hockey Club in the Boston Skating Club at 8:15 o'clock. The St. Nick's were last year's National A. A. U. Hockey Champions, and last December turned back the Crimson by a 4 to 1 margin.
Contribution book holders may obtain reserved seat tickets for the game by presenting their books and 60 cents at the H. A. A. office, and others may either purchase reserved seats at the H. A. A. for $1.10 or apply for standing room at the Skating Club.
Opener for Both Teams
For each team the game is the season's first, although Wednesday evening the Crimson went through the forms of a practice game in defeating a Lyan Crescent sextet by a substantial 18 to 1 margin. However, in that match the Hoddermen did not receive any indication of the kind of opposition they will be up against when they run into the Champs this evening.
The experienced line of Johnny Paine at center with Gordy McGrath and George Gebelein on the wings will get Hodder's call when the starting whistle blows. Captain Greely Summers and George Dreher will start on defense and the veteran Ab Fenn will be in the nets.
Two Harvard graduates will be playing against their former alma mater tonight. Fred Moseley headed the Crimson in 1936 and is slated to start at center. In last year's game Moseley had two goals and an assist to his credit. The other Crimson man is Stacy Hulse, one of Hodder's starting defensemen last year, whose shot was the hardest on the squad and who almost broke up the Princeton game single-handedly. Three Elis and a lone Princetonian make up the rest of St. Nick's starting lineup.
Earl Acker, Burgy Ayres, and Johnny Burton make up Hodder's second line, and a third trio bound to see action is the Sophomore line of Al Everts, Sandy Macmillan and Marc Beebe. Carleton Burr and Tom Cowen are the reserve defensemen.