Sport: Breaking the Ice

In spite of the war, the professional hockey season opened last week with hardly a crimp in it. This is remarkable since 90% of the big-time hockey players in the U.S. are Canadians.

National League. Only team badly jarred is the New York Americans. Five of its most promising youngsters (from the strict Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan) were refused passports. But the Americans have become accustomed to bad breaks ever since the league took the club away from its financially embarrassed owner, onetime Beer Baron

Bill Dwyer, in 1936. Last week they shrugged their...

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