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1909-1910 Hockey Season
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1909-1910 Hockey team. Players were not identified in the 1910 yearbook.
1909-1910 was the rebirth year of hockey at North.  Hockey was played two previous years, but it did not seem to take hold among the student body.  All of the games were played at Lake of the Isles.

The team began the season on December 17, playing East.  North eeked out a 3-2 win.

Their second game was against West.  West overpowered the Polars, routing North 6-0.

North lost their second consevutive game to South on January 7, 2-1 in well-played close game.

The January 21 game against Central ran North losing streak to three games.  Central defeated the Polars 6-2.

North returned to winning, defeating East for the second time this season 4-3 on January 24.

The February 5 rematch with West had the same results as the first meeting.  The Polars were again blown away 11-4.

However, the February 12 game against South saw the Polars take their frustrations out on the Tigers.  The Polars won 8-1.

The Polars finished the season with another close game, shutting out Central 1-0.

The Polars finished the season with a 4-4 record, tying with Central for second place in the City Conference.

According to the 1910 yearbook, Harlan Swartwood, who played rover, was one of the best in the conference.  Wallace Hamilton was considered the best defensive player on the team.  Richard Smith, goaltender and Hills Smith, cover point, were also instrumental to the Polars success.

(Information was obtained from the 1910 Polaris yearbook)