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Uploaded By: St Louis Hodgson on April 9th, 2023

Cambridge Ice Polo and Hockey Club in 1896–97

Roster: Nate Tobey (goal), Howard Glidden (point/goal), Alex Morton (point) William Jewell (captain & cover point), Jack Corbett (forward), E. Burton (forward), Eden Bowser (forward), Heber A. Hopkins (forward), Mark Lyman (forward), George Matteson (forward)

The Cambridge Ice Polo and Hockey Team was originally an ice polo team who picked up ice hockey during the 1896–97 season, captained by William E. Jewell, Jr. It played two games of ice hockey in New York on February 9 and 11, 1897, losing 1-2 to the St. Nicholas Hockey Club and 0-3 to the New York Athletic Club.

In March of 1897 the team toured Canada and played games against McGill University (1-14), Ottawa Aberdeens (2-8), Ottawa College (3-6), a Toronto Bank League aggregation (0-7), Kingston Frontenacs (0-10), and the Quebec Hockey Club (3-8).

While the Cambridge team toured Canada, the Canadian newspapers referred to the team as the Harvard University team, but this was erroneously as the Cambridge team didn't have any formal ties to Harvard and only a few of its members were students there.

Sourced from Montreal Daily Star, Mar. 5, 1897. Credited to Unknown.


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