Puckmen Favored Over Bengal Six In League Battle
Draft-Ridden Visitors Face Chase Sextet Here Tonight
If Dartmouth weren't in the Pentagonal League, the Crimson skaters would win the title hands down. To prove this contention the proteges of Coach John Chase are ready to do a job on the Princeton sextet this evening at 8:15 at the Boston Skating Club.
Winners of nine out of eleven contests--their two defeats came at the hands of the Hanover savages--the Varsity six has already loaded a 5 to 1 beating on the Bengals at Tigertown. And the squad which represents Old Nassau this evening is a far cry from the club which last faced the Crimson.
So draft-depleted are the visitors that only 3 men remain from the 20 holdovers who were scheduled to return this winter. Of the six men who start tonght, only two--goalie Ned Kelley and defenseman Chuck DeYoe--opened the last Harvard-Princeton fracas.
The Chasemen, on the other hand, have almost fully recovered from their recent ailments. Dick Harding, who didn't play against Northeastern and Dartmouth because of grippe, will be ready for duty. Caleb Loring, injured in the Huskie embroglio, is thus the only Varsity casualty, and his place on the first Chase line will be taken by Sophomore Jim Apthorp who filled in very capably in the Dartmouth contest.
Immediately before tonight's game, the squad will elect a captain to succeed graduated Captain Johnny Paine.