April 11, 2003

Despite Loss, Hockey Season Memorable for its Great Moments

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — It’s been three hours and 10 minutes since Cornell lost to New Hampshire in the NCAA semifinals. Yes, I thought Shane Palahicky’s tip in the first period was a goal, I also thought the call on Shane Hynes with three minutes left in the game was bogus.

That said, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone associated with the men’s hockey team: from Coach Schafer to Joanna Cheng, the team manager, for the most memorable experience at Cornell.

I think of life as a string of stories and none has been as neatly wrapped up in a bow as this year’s hockey team. Last year’s success was condensed into two losses: one to Harvard in the ECAC championships, and the other to UNH at the NCAA quarterfinals.

The stage is set: Resolute not to have a d