Four years after his record-breaking 2004-05 season for the men’s hockey team, former goalie David McKee has been charged with raping an unconscious, intoxicated woman in California in 2006. On June 5, McKee pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of rape of an unconscious person and one felony count of rape by intoxication. McKee, now free on $100,000 bail, is due back in court in Santa Ana, Calif., on July 10 for a pretrial hearing. If convicted, McKee faces a maximum of eight years in prison.
Cornell’s 2008-09 season came to an end last night as the Red fell 4-1 to the upstart No. 4-seeded Bemidji St. Beavers in the finals of the Midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament. Cornell dictated the style of play early and got out to a 1-0 lead but ultimately the Beavers’ quick skaters and offensive prowess overwhelmed the Red’s defense, vaulting Bemidji St. to a berth in the 2009 Frozen Four.
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Men’s hockey: 3, Northeastern: 2
Senior Evan Barlow continued his late-season hot streak and scored the game-winner to lift Cornell to a 3-2 comeback win over Northeastern. The Red advances to play in the finals of the NCAA Midwest Regional at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday against the winner of Notre Dame-Bemidji St.
Tomorrow, the men’s hockey team will play in a NCAA Tournament game for the first time since 2006. The Red qualified for the 16-team tournament by receiving an at-large bid after finishing second in both the ECAC Hockey regular season and the ECAC Hockey playoffs. Cornell is the No. 3 seed in the Midwest regional and will be facing off against the No. 2 seed Northeastern Huskies (25-11-4) tomorrow at 4 pm in Grand Rapids, Mich.
After suffering a 1-0 loss in the opener of a physical, hard-fought three-game series with Rensselaer, the men’s hockey team stormed back to win the final two games, 4-0 and 4-3. With the series win, Cornell advanced to the semifinals of the ECAC Hockey tournament. Senior Evan Barlow made his last weekend at Lynah Rink a memorable one with four goals in the series. Sophomore forward Riley Nash added one goal and three assists on the weekend.
ALBANY — The men’s hockey team advanced to the ECAC Hockey tournament finals with a 4-3 double overtime stunner over Princeton on Friday night, but fell to Yale in the title game, 5-0. Cornell finishes the year second in ECAC Hockey rankings and received an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
Yale outskated and shut out, 5-0, a Cornell squad coming off of a double-overtime win the previous night. The Bulldogs’ Sean Backman notched a hat trick, including one empty-net goal, to lead the offense.
A day after the 4-3 comeback win over Princeton, Cornell’s skaters found themselves on the wrong side of the play one too many times on Saturday night. Yale was penalized 10 times for 20:00 (compared to eight penalties for 16:00 by the Red), but Cornell went 0-for-7 on the power play and only took eight shots on the man advantage.
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The men’s hockey team will face off against Yale at 7:15 p.m. for the ECAC Hockey title. The team advanced to the finals after a 4-3 double overtime win against Princeton last night. The Red trailed, 3-1, in the third period but two goals set up the extra periods, and forward Colin Greening finished it off with a shot from between the circles halfway through the second overtime.
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The men’s hockey team will face off against Princeton, the third-place finisher in ECAC Hockey, at 7:30 p.m. at the Times Union Center in Albany on Friday. Cornell won the first meeting between the two teams this season, 1-0, in New Jersey behind a goal from senior forward Tyler Mugford and a shutout by junior goalie Ben Scrivens. The second game between the Tigers and the Red this season looked like it would finish the same way — the Red had a 1-0 lead heading into the final minute of play. But the Tigers scored twice in the last 36 seconds to snag the 2-1 win and tie up the season series.
Senior Evan Barlow ensured a memorable night on his last game at Lynah Rink, scoring two goals for the second night in a row to lead the men’s hockey team over Rensselaer, 4-3, and into the semifinals of the ECAC Hockey tournament. Cornell capitalized on 1-of-2 power-play attempts against a more-disciplined RPI squad that gave the Red 17 man-up opportunities on Saturday night. RPI couldn’t cash in on any of its three power plays, making the Engineers 0-for-11 during the three-game series. Freshman Riley Nash added three assists in the win and senior Michael Kennedy and freshman Keir Ross both added a goal. Junior goalie Ben Scrivens notched 31 saves.