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Mr. Alfred Winsor '02, founder of the "Winsor system" in hockey and coach, of the University hockey teams from 1902 until 1917, is to return to the University once more as head hockey coach, it was decided last night at a meeting of the Hockey Advisory Committee.
Although Mr. Winsor's appointment still remains subject to the approval of the Athletic Committee, which will meet tonight, the Advisory Committee's decision last night may almost be considered final, Alfred Winsor has been to Harvard hockey much what Percy D. Haughton has been to football. Both men raised Harvard teams to a winning basis during the periods of their leadership and both established systems which have perpetuated winning teams even after they had ceased to act as coaches.
Was Member of 1901 Team
Mr. Winsor was a member of the 1901 hockey team, which was the first team to play in the University's newly constructed rink on Holmes Field. The subsequent year he was captain of the University hockey team, and the following year, as a graduate, he returned to coach the 1903 team. This was but the first of fifteen successful hockey teams turned out by Mr. Winsor, which terminated after the season of 1917, when he was forced to resign as coach for business considerations. During that time Mr. Winsor built up the so-called "Winsor system" which proved so successful with Harvard teams that it has since been adopted by the Yale and Princeton teams as well as all other hockey teams throughout the United States.
Mr. Winsor was succeeded in 1918 by Mr. William H. Claflin Jr. '16, who in the last four years followed out Mr. Winsor's idea so successfully that each year's team has won its annual series with Yale decisively.
Mr. Winsor's return to the coaching ranks of Harvard is but temporary, until the Hockey Advisory Committee can locate some younger coach to succeed him. He has offered his services voluntarily and will coach the 1924 hockey team without salary or contract.
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