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Jan. 8, 1933 – Pawtucket Rangers 8×2 Victoria Mills

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Jan. 8, 1933 – Pawtucket Rangers 8×2 Victoria Mills. U.S. Open Cup match in Providence.

Walter Dick and Bob McIntyre convert hat tricks in a “National Cup round robin game.” McIntyre scored “three goals in succession in the first half and added another in the second, while Dick performed the same stunt by scoring three times,” according to Boston Globe 1/9/33 editions. The Rangers team would go on to the U.S. Open Cup final in 1934 (loss to Stix, Baer & Fuller) and ’35 (loss to Central Breweries). Three Rangers would play for the U.S. in the 1934 World Cup: Dick, Ed Czerkewicz and Tommy Florie, who captained the U.S. national team in the 1930 World Cup, performing alongside the Rangers’ Andy Auld.

Florie, born in Harrison, N.J., settled in Providence and won U.S. Open Cup titles with the New Bedford Whalers in 1932 and Pawtucket in 1941, when he was 43 years old.

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