January 26, 2001

M. Hockey Hopes to Top ECAC in Homestand

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The only memories that the men’s hockey team has of its showdowns with St. Lawrence last year can’t be pretty.

Despite shutting out the then sixth-ranked Saints, 4-0, in a masterful effort in Ithaca before the leaves had fallen from the trees, Cornell’s luck soured when it met St. Lawrence later in the season.

Thanks to some food poisoning, courtesy of a Pizza Hut in Canton, N.Y., several members of the Red were too sick to play when the team traveled to St. Lawrence in February. As a result, Cornell limped away with a 3-1 loss and a load of empty bottles of Pepto-Bismol.

In addition, the Red’s 4-3 overtime loss at the ECAC Tournament in Lake Placid, N.Y., on March 17 ended its season, left a bitter taste in its mouth, and compounded the team’s travails against its North Country neighbors.

But tomorrow when the Saints visit Lynah Rink for a 7 p.m. contest, revenge will be the name of the game.

Speaking about last season, senior captain and defenseman Danny Powell, said, “[There’s] a lot of incentive for the guys who were on the team last year to pay them back.”

“I think everyone has that in the back of their mind,” added sophomore forward Stephen B