MEN’S HOCKEY | Schafer Calls Out Tschantz for Lack Of Focus Saturday

Yale goalie Alex Lyon already presented a tall task for the No. 15 Cornell men’s hockey team coming into Saturday’s game. Since making his NCAA debut as a freshman in 2013, Lyon has been one of the top netminders in the country and has taken his game to another level this season while posting a .945 save percentage and allowing just 1.45 goals per game coming into Saturday night. The Bulldogs offensive attack needs just two goals a game to guarantee themselves a strong shot at winning because of Lyon’s strength in goal. The Bulldogs (16-5-4, 11-4-3 ECAC) got those two goals in the Red’s net in just under five and a half minutes into the first period.

Harlem Globetrotters to Visit Cornell

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will visit Cornell next Tuesday when they bring their 90th anniversary world tour to Newman Arena in Bartels Hall. The Globetrotters, known for their in-game stunts, theatricality and comedy, will make their first trip to Ithaca since 2013. The Globetrotters, however, will not play the Generals, whom the team dropped as their contractual opponent in August of 2015. Over the course of their “rivalry,” the Globetrotters has beat the Generals over 16,000 times. The event at Newman will feature an autograph, photograph and high-five session for all fans in attendance.

LEE | The Intersection of Life and Sports

I generally see myself as an optimist; when something bad happens, I try to take the situation as an opportunity to build character or take a lesson to store in the memory bank to apply at a later point in time. The structure of sports inherently inspires situations of redemption. There’s always another play, another game, another season. When shit happens in life that I don’t know how to deal with, I always hope that it’s similar.

Three Cornell Women’s Hockey Players Named to Team Canada

Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that Cornell women’s hockey senior defenseman Cassandra Poudrier, junior forward Hanna Bunton and freshman defenseman Micha Hart will play for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2016 Nations Cup in Füssen, Germany. Poudrier, Bunton and Hart were among the 22 players named to Canada’s roster that includes 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders. The trio of Cornell hockey players was selected by a Hockey Canada general manager Melody Davidson, a team or regional scouts and the coaching staff. “We’re looking forward to getting our team together on the ice overseas as we aim to defend our gold medal,” said Team Canada head coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk in a press release. “These players have been working incredibly hard to prepare for this event and we believe we’ve selected a tremendous group to represent Canada.”

Poudrier brings a decorated resume to the Canadian team.

Family Ties Come Full Circle for Cornell Football Running Back Luke Hagy

Every game starts with a conversation. Although the routine changed slightly this season for Cornell football running back Luke Hagy due to his team captaincy, he made sure that his pregame ritual happened before every single game he played in a Red uniform. Hagy ran down to one of the end zones and took a knee. By himself, Hagy would talk to his grandfather, Anthony Cugini, who passed away when he was in the fifth grade. “I would just tell him that I miss and that this game was for him,” Hagy said.

FOOTBALL | Red to Finish 2015 Season Saturday Against Quakers

This week, the Cornell football team finds itself in a position that it has not found itself in since 2013: preparing for a game coming off of a victory. As the Red heads down to the University of Pennsylvania for the season finale, head coach David Archer ’05 faces a tall task in trying to spoil the Quakers’ chances at the Ivy League title. For seniors such as running back Luke Hagy and linebacker JJ Fives, Saturday’s matchup in Philadelphia presents the last opportunity for them to play spoiler in a Cornell (1-8, 1-5 Ivy League) uniform. “It’s unbelievable,” Fives said. “It feels like I just stepped up here my summer going into my freshman year.

Cornell Men’s Hockey Prepares to Bounce Back Against Colgate

Giving up a three goal lead, especially in a potential statement game against a top-five opponent, certainly was not the way that Cornell men’s hockey coach Mike Schafer ‘86 drew things up. The Red are off to a quick start to the season, finishing off the second weekend of the season with a 3-1, and as the team looks to square off with conference opponent Colgate in a home-and-home series, Schafer and his team continues to deal with several injuries. With sophomore forward Dwyer Tschantz out indefinitely, sophomore goalie Hayden Stewart sidelined with mononucleosis and senior center John Knisley not set to return until after Christmas, Schafer will continue to mix and match his lines in order to make the best of a tough situation. “I don’t know if we’ll have a full complement of forwards, so there will be a lot of moving guys in and around,” Schafer said. “We might play seven defensemen as opposed to our forwards.