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05-20-2011, 10:49 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Orillia, Ontario
Found a nice article on the 1907 Stanley Cup Challenge.
There is some good stuff, including a description of the play. Hod Stuart figures priminenly in the offense, but since assists weren't recorded, nobody gets to see that in the numbers
Here's a short piece of the article. Good stuff on Alf Smith, Harry Westwick, and Hod Stuart.
SMITH KENORA STAR.
Alf Smith was the life of the Kenora team, and without him they would have been in poor shape indeed. He rushed and checked like a fiend, bumping into Hod Stuart or anyone else who blocked his path with an abandon that pleased the lusty-lunged rooters mightily. He had plenty of speed and did not spare himself. In the second half, the pace began to tell and he faded away somewhat.
Westwick, the other Ottawa man, worked like a retriever, doing the work for which the other fellows got the credit. His checking back was a feature.
HOD STUARTíS GREAT GAME
Hod Stuart is given credit by his teammates of playing the greatest game of his life, and he certainly gave one of the finest exhibitions of defense work ever seen here. He blocked rush after rush, and inaugurated many dangerous chances. He checked hard, hit cleanly, and was never even warned, though he had much provocation. When it is considered that the big cover point played with a broken finger, his was truly a great exhibition.
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