Forever Faithful celebrates the history of Cornell hockey, focusing on twenty-four memorable games played by the men’s and women’s teams since the opening of Lynah Rink in 1957. The foreword was written by Ken Dryden (Cornell ’69), who led the Big Red team to its first NCAA championship in 1967, won six Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. The narrative begins with an early history of the program, when games were played outdoors on Beebe Lake, and moves on to chapters celebrating the rituals and traditions of the Lynah Faithful and the key rivalries of both the men’s and women’s teams. Game accounts follow, each one featuring insights from coaches and players who were involved and illustrated by many color and black-and-white photographs of the players and game action. The book concludes with an appendix that lists key statistics and accomplishments of the men’s and women’s programs.
Jim Roberts (Cornell ’71) became a member of the Lynah Faithful as an undergraduate, when he was fortunate to watch the Big Red teams coached by Ned Harkness, including the undefeated national champions of 1969-70. He is the author of two books about music and served as editor and publisher of Cornell Alumni Magazine for fourteen years. Arthur Mintz (Cornell ’71) has been associated with Cornell hockey since 1973 and is the public address announcer for all men’s and some women’s games on the home ice of Lynah.
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