Although the material of this year's Freshman hockey squad does not compare to that of last year, Coach Clark Hodder controls an outfit which should continue the enviable record of 1938. The chief difficulty will be to keep the contingent in top form throughout the long season. There are thirteen scheduled games, lasting into the first week in March.
Early season practices and the Framingham High School slaughter proves that there are four outstanding men who should dominate the forward walls. Austie Harding, first line center, the fastest skater on the squad and the possessor of an almost infallible shot, will undoubtedly hold his position among the favored. The Milton Academy wingmen who seem to be slated to flank the Noble's flash are Pete Stone and Miff Scaife. Eight of the Crimson goals against Framingham were rung up by this trio.
Rugged Defense Candidates
Lightweights have no place on the defense of this year. Charlie Houghton tips the scales at 195, Chink Fearon and Whit Wright at 190, and Tubber Carstein at 183. Rangy Charlie Houghton of Morris and Chink Fearon of St. Mark's have fairly well entrenched themselves as first stringers. Both are powerful skaters and possess offensive strength when needed.