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Carling Nips J.V. Hockeymen In 7-6 Contest at Watson Rink

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An experienced Carling Hockey Club, boasting former Harvard greats Joe Cavanaugh '71 and "Cooch" Owen '71, handed the Crimson J.V. its first defeat, 7-6, last night in Watson Rink.

The seesaw match was resolved late in the final period as Owen broke a tie and won it for the veterans.

Center Sandy Milley tallied for the Crimson first at 0:42 of the first period on a break-away pass from Fred Paul.

Joe Cavanaugh led the Carling skaters back as he scored off his own rebound five minutes later. The period ended in a tie as each squad pumped in one more. Carling's second goal slipped through the pads of J.V. goalie George Anderson 18 seconds before the buzzer.

Forward Al MacMillan beat Carling goalie Dick Heller in a Carling man-down situation as the second period began.

However, Carling forward Bob Wheeler sneaked the puck in a few seconds afterwards to tie the contest once again, at 3-3. Wheeler picked up the goal when the puck drifted off a Crimson stick in front of the net.

Penalty

A holding penalty gave the power play to Harvard mid-way in the second period: Milley floated a pass across to Brad Wilson, whose wrist shot caught the inside corner of the net and put the Crimson up once again by 4-3.

The rest of the second period belonged to Carling as the Crimson lost two men on penalties at 16:52. Carling put on a passing exhibition and scored twice on the hapless J.V. icemen to charge in front, 5-4.

The first goal flew from the stick of a Carling attacker and caught goalie Anderson looking the wrong way.

Cavanaugh set up the next tally, a 30-foot slap shop by Carling's Bruce Morse which put Carling in front.

"Cooch" Owen got his share towards the end of the match, opening the third period by scoring on an assist from the ubiquitous Cavanaugh, at 6:16.

The Crimson charged back to tie at 6-6 when MacMillan best Wheeler for the second time, and Brad Wilson got his second tally of the night on a break-away attack only half-a-minute later.

The prospect for last-minute Crimson heroics was snuffed out at 16:30 of the third period by "Cooch" Owen's shooting and, once again, Joe Cavanaugh.

Owen received Cavanaugh's pass 15 feet in front of the net and made no mistake. He iced it, 7-6.

Crimson coach Bob Hart expressed little disappointment over his team's first defeat this year.

"We played well out there: we hustled and played our kind of game. I think we were victims of experience and that's all. When people like Cavanaugh and Owen skate against you it's no shame to lose. We made some mistakes but nothing that can't be worked out," he said.

Joe Cavanaugh expressed pleasure at returning to Harvard ice. "I think they (Harvard) played a fine game and should have a great season; we were lucky to beat them," he said.

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