Sport: Big 50th

The first game of organized hockey in the U.S. was played more than 60 years ago at St. Paul's School, near Concord, N.H., and no St. Paul's grad has ever let anyone forget it. On the black ice of Lower School Pond (it's a bad year when the ice won't bear by Thanksgiving and last till Washington's Birthday), 400 of St. Paul's 437 boys play on 30 intramural teams, on six outdoor rinks, under a dozen assorted coaches. Hockey has always been the school's major sport. The most famed college star ever to wear...