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The United States won the World Championship for the first time, when the Boston Olympics defeated the Toronto National Sea Fleas in an overtime final at Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1933.
Prague, Czechoslovakia, Feb. 27. - National Sea Fleas of Toronto, Canadian amateur hockey champions, dropped the "world's amateur hockey championship" here yesterday to the Boston Olympic club representatives after an overtime struggle. The final score was 2-1.
Two more evenly matched teams have seldom been seen in these parts. Both were apparently well matched as far as speed was concerned and their attacking divisions matched play for play. Each scored a goal in the opening period and for the next two sessions of regular time they fought each other to a standstill. Play never lagged for a moment and the large crowd were usually standing up, cheering the players.
Close defensive work and sparkling performances by the rival net guardians were the main reasons why goals were hard to get. Time and again the forward lines swept in to the opposing rearguards but were foiled repeatedly.
The hero of the engagement from a Boston standpoint was Garrison, shifty forward. His goal in the ten minutes of overtime settled the issue and gave to the Americans the title which was won last year by an Ottawa all-star team which defeated the Boston Hockey Club in the finals.
Victory for Boston came as somewhat of a surprise to the fans who had witnessed the red-shirted Nationals trounce their opposition with brilliant hockey. In the semi-finals of the series they defeated the powerful Czechoslovakian team 8-0, while Boston won from Austria 4-0.