EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it … Cornell Athletics has announced that the upcoming games for the ECAC Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal playoffs (Cornell vs. Princeton) and the NCAA Women’s Hockey Quarterfinal playoff (Cornell vs. Mercyhurst) will be played but without fans! The decision was made as required by the Ivy League’s response to the novel COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Updates from Cornell University are here.
Men’s hockey games will be available to stream on ESPN+ (subscription required). Women’s hockey will be available to stream online at no cost – more details about these specifics can be found on the Cornell Athletics Homepage.
Cornell Athletic Ticketing will gladly provide refunds for all purchased tickets. Refunds will be issued beginning Wednesday, March 11th at 10am. Please note that refunds must be issued in the manner in which they were purchased. Cash and credit card sales done at the ticket window will require an in-person refund. Please contact Cornell Athletic Ticketing by phone (607-255-4247) or email no later than Friday, March 27th at 4pm to request a refund.
Now, back to our regular reporting …
The Cornell Men’s hockey team enjoyed a bye weekend and will start ECAC playoffs [best of three] against Princeton on March 13-14-15 at Lynah Rink. The Cornell Women’s Team competed in their ECAC Hockey Tournament defeating Harvard in the first Saturday semifinal and dropping a 3-2 OT loss to Princeton in the Sunday afternoon final. Women retain their #1 seeding for the NCAA Tournament and host Mercyhurst College on Saturday, March 14 at 2PM.
Men’s Hockey finished the regular season at 23-2-4 overall and 18-2-2 in the ECAC. Cornell maintains the #1 ranking in the USCHO Division I Men’s Poll receiving 40/50 first place votes above Minnesota State (#2) and North Dakota (#3) and remains #3 in the PairWise Rankings behind North Dakota and Minnesota State. Cornell finishes atop the ECAC with 38 league points and earns the Cleary Cup for the third straight season … a program first! Clarkson is second [33pts], Quinnipiac is third [30pts] and Rensselaer fourth . Results from the first round of playoffs are here. In the ECAC Quarterfinals:  Cornell vs.  Princeton;  Clarkson vs.  Colgate;  Quinnipiac vs.  Yale and  Rensselaer vs.  Harvard. Fans wore lots of RED as the game photos show … we are looking for a “C” of RED to support the team from now on!
Women’s Hockey finished the regular season and ECAC tournament play with a 28-2-3, 19-0-3 record. The Women continue their national ranking at #1 (receiving 14/15 first place votes) in the USCHO Division I Women’s Poll ahead of Wisconsin and maintain #1 in their PairWise Rankings above Wisconsin … read more here. With their win over Dartmouth, Women’s Hockey clinched their 15th IVY League title and with the win over Yale, secure the ECAC Regular Season title. Playoffs for the ECAC women’s hockey started Friday/Saturday, February 28/29 at Lynah Rink against #8 seeded St. Lawrence and the Big Red Women ousted the Saints in two games. Here are the results of the Women’s ECAC quarterfinal match-ups.
Cornell hosted the Women’s ECAC tournament at Lynah Rink March 7-8 … On Saturday, Cornell defeated Harvard in the first semifinal; Princeton defeated Clarkson in the second semi played at 4PM. In the ECAC Tournament Final on Sunday, Princeton defeated Cornell 3-2 in OT.
Follow these links to view/download photos and review details from the recent games.
… Read Coach Schafer’s most recent game notes and comments here
A Q-and-A feature with the freshmen (9) on the Men’s Hockey team.
Links to their interviews here.
- #24 Sam Malinski
- #20 Matt Stienburg
- #10 Travis Mitchell
- #29 Ben Berard
- #21 Zach Tupker
- #13 Jack Malone
- #14 Ben Tupker
- #2 Peter Muzyka
- #5 Sebastian Dirven
Coach’s Club Luncheon – 10th event this season… Friday, 11:45AM, 3/13/2020 at the Country Club of Ithaca. This luncheon is on the Friday before ECAC quarterfinal playoffs start at Lynah Rink. Hoping for a nice early-spring day and not a March snowstorm! Please sign in your guests/spouse on the sheet at the buffet table. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. You are welcome to sit with Coach Schafer at his table at the front of the dining room. Details and directions here.
ECAC Men’s Hockey Tournament – Cornell has earned a bye for the first round March 6-7-8. As the #1 seed, the men’s team will play the lowest seed coming out of this first playoff weekend the following weekend March 13-14-15. First round and quarterfinal playoffs are a best-of-three series. More information and a downloadable playoff bracket here … The semifinal and final ‘one-and-done’ games are played in Lake Placid, NY. More information here …
BUS TRIP – Are you interested in taking a fan-bus to the NCAA Regional Playoffs? Our best guess for Cornell is placement at the Albany Regional, Times Union Center, Albany, NY on March 28-29 but other venues include Worcester, MA, and Allentown, PA. The likelihood of Cornell being located to Loveland, CO seems remote. If you are interested in taking a bus, we want to know sooner than later so reservations can be made. Contact Sue Detzer. More information about the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Tournament here …
- Friday 7pm, March 13, 2020 – ECACQF1, Princeton, Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
- Saturday 7pm, March 14, 2020 – ECACQF2, Princeton, Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
- Sunday 4pm, March 15, 2020 – ECACQF3, if needed, Princeton, Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
- Full Schedule/Results
- Saturday 2pm, March 14, 2020 – NCAA-QF: Cornell  vs. Mercyhurst, Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
- Full Schedule/Results
Extras for the Lynah Faithful
- Test your recollection of Cornell players. Visit a gallery of hockey team picnic photos. How many do you recognize?
- Read, Off-the-Crossbar, a weekly column by Brandon Thomas providing readers with great insight into the current Men’s Hockey Program along with a good dose of “hockey history” to keep it all in perspective … read more here
- Over the Goal Line, A Cornell Women’s Hockey Podcast produced by WIH forward, Finley Frechette ’21, and Christopher Morales ’20 (WVBR-FM) … This podcast is for everyone, including casual hockey fans, passionate supporters of Cornell Women’s Ice Hockey, and prospective students and recruits wanting to learn more about the program … read and listen more here
- Cornell Hockey Association scarves … available now … $20 includes shipping … contact Sue Detzer
CHA Board Meetings
- Meetings are Wednesday at 7 PM in the Harkness Room, Lynah Rink unless otherwise posted.
- Any member of the CHA can attend a board meeting! Have a suggestion? Come to a meeting!
- Next meeting … April 1st, 2020 (really)
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