Battle of School Leagues
A game was scheduled at the Boston Arena on February 10, 1911 to determine local pride in schoolboy ice hockey. The game was much hyped in the press and the Boston Globe called it a "keen battling of school leagues". A large gallery saw Melrose High defeat Hope Street High 9-3. It was plainly evident that the East Siders were baffled by the style of play of Melrose. The Providence team played all their matches with only 4 forwards, the point and coverpoint remaining down the ice. Melrose, however, used it's two defensive players in carrying the rubber, as well as breaking up plays and this attack took the visitors off their feet. Brice showed himself to be a brilliant hockey player. He scored all 3 goals, his work on several occasions stirring the spectators to enthusiastic applause in a losing effort.