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#1 Women’s Ice Hockey Set to Host Mercyhurst for NCAA First Round

3/8/2020 9:14 PM

ITHACA, N.Y. – The #1 Cornell women’s ice hockey team will host the Mercyhurst Lakers for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The game, which will take place at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y., is scheduled for a 2 p.m. puck drop on Saturday, March 14. Purchase tickets here.

The full bracket can be viewed here.

Cornell finished as ECAC Hockey regular-season champions with a league mark of 19-0-3 for their first undefeated regular-season in league play. After defeating Harvard, 4-0, in the semifinals, the Big Red advanced to the ECAC Hockey title game for the 9th time in the last 11 years, but lost to Princeton in overtime, 3-2.

Should the Big Red defeat the Mercyhurst Lakers, Cornell would face the winner of the NCAA quarterfinal between Minnesota and Ohio State in a semifinal match-up in Boston on March 20 (Friday). The Championship game is scheduled for Sunday, March 22 at 4:30 PM. The Women’s Frozen Four venue is Agganis Arena, Boston MA. Tickets can be purchased here.

This marks the eighth time in program history that Cornell has reached the NCAA Tournament. Cornell earned bids in 2019, 2017 and from 2010-14.