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Detroit, perking up with NHL title in sight, edged Montreal 2-1 on Alex Delvecchio's third-period goal to clinch eighth crown in last nine years. Boston, in last-ditch battle for second, won twice to move into tie with sputtering Canadiens. Week's (and season's) biggest score: Toronto's 14-1 victory over fourth-place New York.
Colorado College slipped past Clarkson 5-3 in semifinals, had far easier time routing defending champion Michigan 13-6 to win NCAA title at Colorado Springs. Clarkson came back to edge Harvard 2-1 for consolation honors.
TRACK & FIELD
Ireland's Ron Delany, roundly criticized by some for dawdling along just fast enough to win instead of shooting for records, didn't change his style one bit in Chicago Daily News Relays but this time he was carried to 3:03 three-quarters by Maryland's hustling Burr Grim, then stepped out in final quarter to pitter-patter mile in 4:03.8, his best time indoors. Delany, unbeaten in 17 straight indoor races, admitted "I could have run faster," but added: "I like to run like that."
Bobby Whilden, swift-gaited U. of Texas sprinter, had himself a time as Longhorns took university team title in Southwestern Recreation meet at Fort Worth. Whildren won 220 in 20.8, trailed Abilene Christian's Bobby Morrow in 9.5 hundred, ran on two winning relay teams, including 400-yard foursome which scampered distance in 40.4, fastest ever around two turns.