The University hockey team had a day off yesterday in order to be fully rested for intensive practice during the week. Today the team will scrimmage on the large rink in Soldiers Field to become accustomed to the larger ice-field and to a four-man forward line.
On Friday afternoon 16 men will leave for New York on the 5 o'clock train. Included in the 16 are the coach, two managers and a rubber. The entire squad will spend Friday night in New York, and will leave Saturday morning for Philadelphia, where the team meets Yale for the second time.
A general analysis of the Blue seven's play in previous games shows a strong defense a good centre pair and fast wing men, which gives weight to the claim that the Elis have the best team in their history. Last Saturday Yale defeated Princeton 4 to 0 in the Philadelphia rink in which the seven-man team was used. The University defeated Princeton 6 to 3. If the scores be compared and allowance made for the differences between the Pavilion and the Philadelphia rink, the Yale and University teams would seem to be nearly equal in strength. The centers are the mainstay of the Yale forward line, playing a very aggressive game, being especially brilliant in short passing. Carson and Ingalls are the most spectacular individual players on the Yale team, and their ability will meet its test in the effort to slip through the Crimson defense.