Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 4 June 7, 1944
The 1944 V.U.C. Hockey Club is the strongest the College has had for some years.
Club-captain Arch Ives and ex- A.U.C. club-captain Win Smiler, had a difficult task selecting the teams from the promising form which was displayed at preliminary practices, and selections are even now not absolutely finalised.
The Senior A team is again reasonably strong although last year's captain and full-back Ken Kiddle is unfortunately unable to play this season. Win Smiler has proved a valuable addition to the forward line, and his presence there is making itself felt in Wellington hockey circles.
The Senior B team is stronger than it was last year and though it has not yet won a game, promises to develop into a fairly strong combination with older members such as Arch Ives, Jack Barr and George Stacey holding it together.
The 2A team should develop into one to be reckoned with in the second grade competition. Barry O'Donnell and Colin Button form a reliable radius of experience around which to build a well-balanced and penetrating team.
The D.P.L. have again entered their team—the 2B team, which showed, by its defeat of Base Camp, a great improvement in form and an increase in strength.
Gib. Bogle's 3A team, consisting mainly of new and inexperienced players, is shaping well and when it is settled down, should provide many surprises.
The 3B team has not yet had a very fair spin. The week's break disorganised and necessitated a default, but once it is finalised, it should enjoy a good season.
Winter is icummen in,
Lhude sing Goddam.
Raineth drop and staineth slop
And how the wind doth ramm!
Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river turneth liver,
Damn you, sing Goddam!
Goddamn, Goddamn, 'tis why I am
So gains the winter's balm.
Sing Goddamn, damn, sing Goddamn!
Sing Goddamn, sing Goddamn, Damn!