March 15, 2002

Cornell Takes Multiple League Honors

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The men’s hockey team has yet to play a game at the ECAC Tournament but it still managed to pick up a few trophies at yesterday’s ECAC brunch. The team won four out of the six individual awards and placed two of its members on the ECAC All-Star first team.

Head coach Mike Schafer ’86 won a much anticipated Coach of the Year after leading the Red to a 17-3-2 conference record (23-6-2 overall). He is a first-time COTY. The Red was also first in the league in scoring, defense, and power play. It boasts the top defense in college hockey and is in the top five in power play and penalty kill.

Senior goalie Matt Underhill took the Ken Dryden Award. Although starting in half of the ECAC games this season, Underhill had the lowest goals against average (1.52) in the conference and the second lowest save percentage (.935). He also tied four ways for most shutouts during conference play (freshman David LeNeveu, Brown’s Yann Danis and Clarkson’s Mike Walsh all had two). He kept Clarkson off the board at Cheel and Union scoreless at Lynah.

Junior captain Stephen B