MEN’S HOCKEY | Cornell to Face Yale, Brown on Weekend

Team chemistry is something many players on the No. 18 Cornell men’s ice hockey team (5-1, 3-1 ECAC) emphasize week in and week out. The Red is hoping that its strong bond will lead to cohesive play against Yale (4-1-1, 2-1-1 ECAC) and Brown (1-3-1) (1-2-1 ECAC) this weekend. “Everybody is clicking,” said junior goalie Mitch Gillam. “We eat dinner together every night.

Cornell Athletes in the Pros

Let’s not kid ourselves. While the name Ivy League came from an early sports conference, these days “Ivy” conjures thoughts of academia, not athletics.
But that doesn’t mean that an Ivy League school cannot produce some of the finest athletes in the world.
In fact, Cornell itself has produced a prominent list of professional athletes.
One famous Cornellian is running back Ed Marinaro ’72. As great a runner as Marinaro was, he is probably better known for his time on television than for his time on the gridiron.

Esteemed C.U. Hockey Coach Harkness Dies

Ned Harkness, the coach who turned the men’s hockey and lacrosse programs into perennial national title contenders, passed away Friday morning. He was 89.
“Ned was a legend, not just at Cornell but in the hockey world,” Men’s Hockey Coach Mike Schafer ’86 stated in a press release. “As a coach, he had a positive impact on a lot of lives. He was a pioneer of the winning hockey tradition here at Cornell. Today is a sad day for Cornell hockey, for college hockey, and for all those that Ned has touched in his life.”
Harkness was at the helm of Cornell’s only two national championships in hockey — 1967 and 1970. The 1967 title also capped off the only undefeated, untied season in collegiate hockey history.

Give the NHL Some Love Too, Sport Fans

If you’ve been wandering around in a “Hunt for October” induced daze (I have), wondering why you feel like you’re forgetting something — scratch your confused head no more. What’s been nagging so persistently at your baseball-and-football-suffused conscious is exciting, especially for dejected Mets fans who have nothing to look forward to as far as October baseball is concerned (uh-oh). The best part is, you’re going to kick yourself when I tell you…
It’s hockey season … DUH.
That’s right, after about three weeks of preseason games that went unnoticed by many “hockey fans,” the season began yesterday, overshadowed by the thrilling quest for the postseason in the National League and the start of postseason as a whole.