Sport: Hockey Begins

Sharp steel cut deep in cloudy ice as agile sinews swung hooked stick at elusive puck. Hooked stick is shorter this year, limited to 53 inches, instead of 60. Overtime allowance has been cut from 20 to 10 minutes. Abolished are penalty free shots. There are other minor changes. Otherwise the professional hockey season opened last week to frantic crowds in U. S. and Canadian cities much as it closed last April when Ottawa won the world's championship from Boston.

Hockey is to Canada what baseball is to the U. S., what bridge is to...

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