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By defeating the Princeton hockey team for the second time, the University skaters cleared the first hurdle in their race for Big Three honors on Saturday. Yale has already been downed once by the Tigers, and though comparative scores are proverbially unreliable, the strong reserve strength that has enabled the Harvard team to down Princeton, should make the odds slightly in the Crimson's favor, when the series with the Elis starts on February 13.

Reserves Matched by Courage

Individually, the Harvard players had a slight edge on the invaders, Colebrook excepted, but the Tigers fought so ferociously that in the final analysis it was the superior reserve that Coach Bigelow commanded that decided the issue. On Saturday Harvard always had a a fresh team on the ice, while Ramsey, the Prince ton mentor, was forced to the alternatives of playing with tired players or of using replacements inferior to his regulars So frequently did the Harvard lineup change that the distinction between "regular" and "substitute" was entirely dependent upon who happened to start the game. Chase, Gross, and Hamlen answered the bell for the opening session, but in the second and third stanzas, Scott, Harding, and Zarakov opened play.

Colebrook is Air-Tight

For Princeton, Colebrook was easily the outstanding performer, and he was besides, the most valuable man on the ice. Time and again he proved to be the boy at the dyke, and of the 32 shots that rattled off his pads, skates and stick, many might well have counted without discredit to his goaltending ability. Next to him, Davis was the most active Tiger, and Hallock and Captain Wilkinson also played consistently, the latter opening the scoring, while Hallock caged the other two of Princeton's three tallies.

Crimson Stresses Team Work

It would be difficult to pick outstanding performers from among the 11 men who wore Crimson jerseys on Saturday. Pratt perhaps was the most consistent player, and Zarakov showed the same brilliant stick handling that made him a terror to opponents of the 1927 Freshman team. Cumings especially towards the end of the game, remarkably resembled the rock of Gibralter and the allaround ability of the whole team, with combination play stressed, makes futile the featuring of any individual. Scott Hamlen, Pratt, and Zarakov were the Crimson's scorers, but in all but one instance teamwork figured in converting opportunities into goals.

Neither team showed any semblance of team-work during the first few minutes of the game, but after the two outfits got organized, both nets were alternately featured. Shortly after the opening, Pratt and Harding engaged in a minor feud, and both were sent off for two minutes.

Wilkinson Dents Draperies

With only ten men on the ice, play speeded up, and Wilkinson put Nassau ahead by hacking his own rebound post Cumings before the Crimson leader could clear. For the remainder of the period, Harvard launched one drive after another Hamen and Coady twice missing good chances to tally. The period ended in a huge pileup in front of the Tigers and Colebrook stopped another Crimson advance.

The second stanza brought out the best hockey and the most exciting, the Arena audience being constantly in an uproar as first one goal, then the other, was subjected to siege.

Less than a minute after the opening, Hallock sank Pitman's rebound off the back boards to put the Tigers two up. A pass, Scott to Zarakov immediately after the face-off, gave Harvard its initial tally, and before the period was over, Hamlen had equalized from a fierce scrimmage in front of the Nassau net

Harvard continued to force the play, and was consistently getting past Princeton's tired defenders, only to be stopped by Colebrook, who several times was forced 15 feet out of his cage to cut down the angle for a score.

Scott Scores on Individual Dash

Play was slow at the start of the final period, neither team risking a decisive rally. Finally the Tigers descended on masse, and a scrimmage with several men on the ice resulted as Cumings blocked Davis' hard drive. The puck trickled out to the boards, and while the Nassau forwards were searching for the rubber under Harvard's prone sentinel, Scott dashed up the right lane, swerved pass Wilkinson, and passed Cole-brook to put the Crimson ahead, 3-2.

With five minutes left to play, Hallock swooped down on the Harvard defense, who momentarily had relaxed their vigilance, and easily beat Cumings.

A minute later, Chase carried the puck down center, passed to Hamlen, whose shot bent the goal post. Gross pounced on the rebound and distended the draperies for the deciding goal before Colebrook could get set.

Princeton was still unwilling to give up the ghost, and with four men down the ice, three times forced Cumings to do fancy splits to avert a score. With half a minute to go the whole Tiger pack came down the ice in close formation, but Chase robbed Davis of the puck, and with no one in front of him, bore down upon the Tiger goalguard. A goal seemed sure, but as the bell rang, Cole-brook topped off his evening's work, by meeting Chase in a fierce dive that prevented a score.

The summary:

HARVARD  PRINCETONGross, Harding, Howe l.w.  r.w. Davis, Grange, CaseyChase, Scott, c.  c. Harding, DeLamaterHamlin, Zarakov, r.w.  l.w. Pitman, HardingPratt, Coady, Clark r.d.  l.d. HallockClark, Coady, Pratt, l.d.  r.d. Wilkinson (Capt.)Cumings (Capt) g.  g. Colebroo

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