March 28, 2001

Second Place is First Loser

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Second place, some of you said, was pretty good. You looked at how the men’s hockey team had been performing in recent weeks, how its scoring woes had persisted, and believed that there was little chance it would even survive Harvard on the big ice surface that is the 1980 Rink in Lake Placid.

And yet the squad overcame that obstacle with an ease that was almost eerie. The 5-2 shellacking Harvard received at the hands of Cornell was nothing short of incredible. Suddenly, St. Lawrence — which seemed to barely survive Dartmouth