Yale Brings League’s Best Offense to Lynah Rink

“At this point in the season, playing as well as we are, anything less than four points isn’t really good enough,” said men’s hockey junior netminder Ben Scrivens, “especially playing two Ivy League teams, which could definitely help our chances for an Ivy League title this year.”
This is the attitude of the men’s hockey team going into this weekend, as Cornell (13-1-3, 8-0-2 ECAC Hockey) prepares to host two teams that would seem less than threatening to the No. 3 team in the nation: Yale (11-5-1, 6-3-1) tonight and Brown (1-12-4, 1-6-3) tomorrow night.
On a 10-game unbeaten streak after last weekend’s sweep at Union and Rensselaer, the Red is looking to defend its home rink in front of the Red’s student fans who have returned to Ithaca after the break.

Squash Shows Promise but Falters Against Bulldogs

The men’s and women’s squash teams each hosted highly-regarded conference foe Yale over the weekend. While both sides saw some encouraging results, especially from the Red’s underclassmen, the Bulldogs came out on top on Saturday.
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The men’s squad (6-2, 2-2 Ivy) opened the day of competition by blanking Western Ontario Saturday morning, 9-0. The Red, however, was not so fortunate against its Ivy competition later in the afternoon — dropping a tough 5-4 decision to visiting Yale.

No. 6 Men’s Hockey Extends Undefeated Streak Over Break

With four wins and one tie over the break, the men’s hockey team reenters conference play this weekend with a month’s worth of uninterrupted momentum. The Red (11-1-3, 6-0-2 ECAC Hockey) just swept Niagara over the weekend at Lynah Rink to close out the 2008-09 non-conference slate.
The Kennedy brothers led the way for Cornell, with senior co-captain Michael and sophomore Patrick both notching a goal apiece in both Friday and Saturday’s games. With his second goal of the weekend, his seventh of the season, the elder Kennedy tied junior co-captain Colin Greening for the team lead in scoring — echoing the success against Niagara that Kennedy has enjoyed in the past.
Scrivens shut out the Purple Eagles on Friday, 3-0, and the Red held on to a 2-1 lead the next night at Lynah.

M. Hockey Wins Florida Tournament in Shootout

Though it has been three weeks since the men’s hockey team last tasted competition, the Red hasn’t forgotten how to win. It came down to the wire, however, in Sunday night’s Florida College Classic championship game in Estero, Fla.
Just like the last time Cornell faced conference foe Colgate, a November faceoff at Lynah Rink, the Red (8-1-3, 6-0-2 ECAC Hockey) played the Raiders (4-3-1, 1-2-1) to a 2-2 tie Sunday — coming from behind to bring the game to overtime.

M. Icers Battle Back for Split at North Dakota

A recent trend for the men’s hockey team has been to give up a few too many goals in highly-anticipated non-conference contests over Thanksgiving break, as the Red fell to Boston University in Madison Square Garden last year, 6-3. At unranked North Dakota this break, No. 12 Cornell suffered another Thanksgiving rout on Friday, 7-3, but came back to win the next day, 2-1.
“It was very similar to [Boston University], even in the score,” said senior forward Evan Barlow. “Madison Square Garden … seemed to go by really fast, and it was the same with Game 1 [at North Dakota]. We had a chance to settle in in Game 2, and it would probably have been the same if we played Boston University [a second time].”’

It’s a North Dakota Holiday for Men’s Hockey

For the second year in a row, the men’s hockey team will spend its Thanksgiving break playing in one of the premier hockey facilities in the country. After suffering a 6-3 loss last year at the hands of Boston University at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden, a more experienced Red (4-0-2) is looking for a better result during this vacation — this year, Cornell will head to Grand Forks, N.D., to face North Dakota, a school which has made it to the Frozen Four in each of the last four years.
The Fighting Sioux’s Ralph Engelstad Arena, which opened in 2001, has a capacity of over 11,000 and will host a pair of games with the Red — the first on Friday at 8:30 p.m. (EST) and the second 8 p.m. (EST) the next day.

M. Cagers Face Midwest Foes

The men’s basketball team will face Eastern Michigan University today at 5:45 p.m. in Jamaica, N.Y. — the contest is the Red’s final consolation round game in the NIT Preseason Tip-Off Tournament, which opened last week.
In Cornell’s other consolation round game, the squad nabbed a decisive 78-55 win yesterday over Loyola (Chicago). The Red (3-2) then got the chance to do a little scouting, as host St. John’s beat Eastern Michigan (1-4), 73-61, in the 8 p.m. slot. Sophomore Brandon Bowdry and junior Justin Dobbins were the Eagles’ high scorers in that game, and the two forwards are the only players to average double-digits (15.2 and 13.6 points per game, respectively) for the Mid-American Conference squad.