In an informal work-out on the ice at the Boston Garden, yesterday, the University hockey squad attempted to find its skating legs by practicing sallies down the ice and shots at the net. Although the division of the squad did much to facilitate the practice, Coach Joseph Stubbs '20 did not encourage hard checking nor did he form a tentative first team.
Captain Harwood Ellis '31 showed improvement in form due to practice with the Bruins but Coach Stubbs expressed the hope that he would be able to find two substitute goalies and four additional wingmen before the season had progressed many more weeks.
Despite the warm weather, the ice was good until the end of the second session when it had become cut. Coach Stubbs stressed the lightness of the practice so as to gradually smooth out awkwardness and to instill confidence in skating ability. At present nearly 75 men are working out three times a week and this group must be cut to approximately 30.