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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1902

[Review of the activities of the hockey club]

The Hockey Club was worried several times during the season by men who were picked to play and who backed out at the last moment without excuse. One man in the junior team did this twice, and on a third occasion missed the train. The consequence was that the team_ on each occasion played short-handed. The selection committees should see that such a thing does not happen twice, and select men who have some slight sense of the responsibility imposed by an engagement, some little consideration for the rest of the team men who, to some small extent, can be depended on.

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An accident threw rather a glaring case under the editorial eye. Riding home from Miramar through a back street, the aforesaid eye was arrested by a gun. Behind the gun was a sweater and behind the sweater was a youth, and, moreover, a defaulter. "Why weren't you playing to-day ?" was the, question asked. "I rang up to say I couldn't come," he said. The answer to Horace's question was plainly in this case—cuniculi!

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Hockey is now over, and the results of the season before us The decision to enter for the Senior Championship has been more than justified. Throughout the season the first team was able to give each team it played a good game, and in the second round, during which the eleven continuously improved, it made even its best opponents look to their laurels. Under the circumstances, therefore, the series of losses sustained is by no means discreditable. As was expected, the junior team did not meet with much success. It suffered on more than one occasion at the hands of members who stayed away without excuse, though the bulk of the team turned out regularly and cheerfully to the sacrifice.

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The following is a synopsis of Championship results :

Senior Team.—Matches played, 8: won 2, lost 5, drawn 1. Goals for, 15; against, 26.

Junior Team.—Matches played, 10: won 1, lost 8, drawn 1. Goals for, 12; against, 58.

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The following are the detailed results of the matches continued from last number:—