For Cornell hockey fans, months of waiting for the season to start finally ended this past Saturday, when the team took to the ice at Lynah Rink and participated in the annual Red/White Scrimmage.
Giving the coaches and observers the opportunity to watch the team in a number of situations, the Red and White squads started at even strength.
The Red team got on the board first, when senior captain Matt Moulson, the team’s leading scorer from last year, skated from the left side and across the goal line to beat junior goaltender David McKee, giving his side the 1-0 lead.
Junior Mark McCutcheon doubled the Red squad’s lead almost five minutes later. With his side on a scheduled power play, McCutcheon found the back of the net with freshmen Michael Kennedy and Tyler Mugford both getting assists.
The White team would get itself on the board in the second period through senior Cam Abbott, but sophomore Chris Fontas, a transfer student ineligible to play this season, scored the eventual game-winner for the Red team off a rebound. The White squad scored a second goal in the third period through junior Mitch Carefoot.
Towards the end of the scrimmage, things got a little messy as Moulson and senior assistant captain Jon Gleed got into a fight on the ice. After it was broken up, the teams went straight into the shootout in which senior goaltender Louis Chabot made six saves for the Red team.
The Red will take to the ice against the U.S. Under-18 National Team this Friday in an exhibition game.
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