The first scrimmage of the year was held at the Arena yesterday afternoon. About thirty-five men reported for the practice which lasted over an hour, the only important absentees, with the exception of the football men who will not be on the ice for about two weeks, being Sortwell and Willetts.
After the preliminary warming up, two teams were picked for a scrimmage lasting about twenty minutes. The work on the whole, was very satisfactory, the shooting, however, being rather erratic as might be expected at this period of the season. Two entirely new sevens later replaced the first teams, frequent substitutions being made until all the men had been given an opportunity to play for a few minutes.
The first two teams lined up as follows: team A--Washburn, g.; Brown, p.; Claflin, c.p.; Morgan, r.w.; Phillips, r.c.; Palmer, l.c.; Hopkins, l.w.;
Team B--Carnochan, g.; Williams, p.; Smart, c.p.; Devereux, r.w.; Hanson, r.c.; Gorham, l.c.; Baldwin, l.w.