After weeks of dawn and midnight practice, House League hockey got under way today. Lowell edged Adams, 3 to 2, while Leverett crushed Dunster, 7 to 3, and Eliot beat Kirkland, 5 to 3.
In the Lowell-Adams game, played at the Skating Club at 2 p.m., Adams established a two-point lead in the first period but couldn't hold it as Lowell tied up the game in the second period and went ahead to win in the third. Gordon McKee and Dave Tirrell were the scorers for Adams, while Duke Gormley scored two and Jack Dwyer one for Lowell. Lowell goalie Bill Gilbert was the outstanding player on the game.
In the first period of the Leverett Dunster game, played at the Arena, Miles Herter scored two goals and Doug Worrall scored one to give Leverett an early lead. In the second period, Joe Colt made another goal for the Bunnies, while Larry McClure scored the first Dunster point. Henry Fletcher and Rene Farrington brought Dunster two more points in the third period, but three goals scored by Sherry Houston, Doug Worrall, and Bob Foster clinched the game for Leverett.
The Eliot-Kirkland game was played mostly in Kirkland territory but weakness in the Eliot defense department made the issue dubious to the end.