Maintaining its traditional hockey supremacy, the Winthrop House sextet conquered Lowell by a 3 to 0 margin last night at the Boston Skating Club. Incidentally, Adams scored seven goals to Kirkland's one but forfeited the game because they played with Lowell's goalie, Leverett beat Dudley 1 to 0, and Eliot topped Dunster 3 to 1.
Winthrop House, perennial hockey champions, added another title last night by overtaking Lowell, who prior to its game with the Puritans had gone undefeated in five tilts. After losing a number of stars at mid-years, Winthrop dropped a game to Dudley, its first loss in three years. That was its only setback, while Lowell lost one and tied one, including the defeat at the hands of the Puritans.
Last night's contest was a thriller from the word go. The Puritans looked surprisingly strong, despite their diminished ranks, and continually carried the play to the Bellboys, making their goalie, Bill MacPherson, move quickly to keep the rubber out of the cage.
At 8:55 of the first period, Stauley Collinson lit the red light after taking a perfect pass from Art Loc. Norm Walker strengthened the lead with a score on a breakaway at 11:15. No further scoring came in the first period, Winthrop leading by the margin of 2 to 0 as the teams skated off.
Lowell looked much better in the second period, forcing the Puritans to go on the defensive, which they did very effectively, limiting the Bellboys to only occasional shots. Paul Perkins and Dave Arnold did a fine job of clearing in front of the net, while Ted Chadwick efficiently managed to stop the shots headed for pay dirt.
At 13:25 of the second stanza, Collinson again sent the disk home to sow up the game. The play was fast and furious throughout, and the tilt turned out to be one of the most thrilling of the current season.
Although Chet Davis rang the bell four times, Adams House used Lowell's goalie and so had to forfeit their game to Kirkland. A long, looping shot that just caught the corner of the cage spelled ruin for Dudley as it dropped a close decision to Leverett, 1 to 0.
In the evening's finale, Eliot proved that it has spirit if not talent in taking the measure of Dunster, 3 to 1. The game was interesting if not well played and amusing incidents cropped up continually, including some of the most remarkable examples of rough technique on ice yet seen in hockey.
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