The freshman hockey team had to struggle to defeat a tough Belmont Hill team, 6 to 2, yesterday in the first game played on the new artificial ice rink.
After the game the squad elected Frederick Snow Nicholas, Jr., of Malvern, Penn., and Wigglesworth Hall, as its new captain.
Although outplayed and outshoot in the first period, the Yardlings managed to net three goals against Belmont's novice goalie, Bob Taggart. Defenseman Chuck Papalia tallied the first of these, and Tom Crowley and Tom Worthen also scored.
After picking up a pas from Dave Holmes, Tim Herrick netted the Crimson's fourth goal at 0:02 of the second period.
Belmont Hill rallied in the last period as Captain Johnny Copeland sank two shots from just inside the blue line, but the Yardlings countered with Herrick's second goal and an unassisted tally by Ed Burlingame.