Sport: Mayhem on Ice

It was college boys, at McGill University around 1875, who first made hockey a game—something with rules and a bit of science about it. The game has come a long way since then, and not always uphill. Last week in New Haven, 1,200 spectators watched a game called ice hockey, and played by college boys, that looked more like assault & battery.

During the first two periods, Harvard and Yale roughhoused like pros, but officials called only two penalties. Harvard Coach John Chase, calling a referee to the bench, said: "If you don't take action, I'm going to withdraw the team." With...

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