Intramural Hockey Axed in Budget Cut

Anyone who picked up the Daily Sun yesterday would have had a tough time missing the quartet of headlines on the front page warning of the impending doom facing Cornell as a result of the nation’s recent economic downturn. Inexplicably missing from yesterday’s outcry — the cancellation of intramural ice hockey.
It is undeniable that the latest casualty to campus-wide budget cuts — intramural ice hockey — is the headliner of a long list of “things-administrators-have-decided-are-less-important-than-other-things-and-will-no-longer-be-funded.” And yet, I only found out about this a couple of days ago.

Victory on Senior Night Vaults Red to Tourney

While celebrating Senior Night, the last regular season game of the year, with a 5-2 win over Union, the men’s hockey team also ensured that it will return to Lynah Rink once more this season for a quarterfinal matchup in the ECAC Hockey tournament. With the victory, Cornell is guaranteed a first-round bye in the tournament and no lower than the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament.
On a night to recognize the eight graduating seniors on the Cornell roster, it was rising junior center Riley Nash who put on an offensive show. He racked up two goals and two assists and seemed to be at the center of most of the Red’s chances on offense.

Cornell Forward Nash Continues to Impress, Attracts Preseason Talk

After being picked 21st overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2007 NHL entry draft, rising junior Riley Nash came to Cornell in the face of big expectations. In his rookie season, Nash did not disappoint his coaches, teammates or the Lynah Faithful, as he performed exceptionally well in all aspects of the game.
Nash’s line of 12 goals and 20 points in 36 games in 2007-08 was good enough to earn him several honors and awards, including Ivy League Rookie of the Year and ECAC Hockey Freshman of the Year. Coming into this season, Nash is expected to provide even greater production for the Red.

Cornell Academic Calendar Fail

Athletically speaking, Cornell may have one of the most unfortunate academic calendars.
Like many young sports fans, I grew up mesmerized by the college basketball tournament every March. I got so excited, so wrapped up in the story lines of the various schools I might not have even heard of before. I literally spent time just sitting in my living room, or lying on my bed, imagining what it would be like to be a student at any one of these Cinderella schools — wondering what it would be like to be surrounded by such energy and enthusiasm.

10 Questions With Ray Sawada

Last year, Ray Sawada ’08 was a co-captain of head coach Mike Schafer’s Cornell hockey team that lost to Harvard in the ECAC Hockey tournament semifinals. This year, Sawada, the 52nd overall draft pick in the 2004 NHL entry draft, found himself playing for the Dallas Stars, alongside professional hockey all-stars like Mike Modano, Marty Turco and Brenden Morrow.
For most of the 2008-09 hockey season, Sawada was skating for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. Sawada has so far netted five goals and 10 assists in 49 games for the Moose, a team that is currently in first place in the AHL.

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.