January 24, 2003

Hockey Team Hopes to Defend Four-Game Win Streak at Home

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The scene inside of Lynah Rink yesterday afternoon was a little more relaxed than it has been almost every other Thursday since early December — well, at least the Thursday’s preceding weekend games anyway. Instead of packing up everything from medical tape to skate sharpeners, Shortstop lunches to extra sticks, the team casually dribbled out of the locker room and went home.

For the first time since Dec. 1 when Boston University played the second half of its two-game series in Ithaca, the men’s hockey team (14-3-0, 9-1-0 ECAC) will skate on Lynah Rink, and ECAC foes Clarkson and St. Lawrence will visit it and not the other way around, for a change.

“Our guys are looking forward to playing in front of the crowd, just the atmosphere, it’s been a long time and so our guys are really excited,” said head coach Mike Schafer ’86.

These two teams are fresh in Cornell’s mind as the Red just visited the North Country three weeks ago. Senior captain Stephen B