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Cornell Big Red Hockey Tickets
Team: Cornell Big Red
Head Coach: Mike Schafer
Arena: Lynah Rink
Cornell Big Red Hockey TicketsLike many schools in the Ivy League, Cornell has a proud and longstanding tradition of varsity hockey. Cornell's first hockey team took to the ice way back in the 1900-01 season. The original Big Red teams played its home games on an outdoor rink at Beebe Lake until the 1947-48 season. After that, there was an almost 10-year hiatus while the team built an indoor rink. In the modern era of indoor hockey at Cornell, the team has had considerable success. The Big Red have won conference and national championships over the years. The team has also developed several notable professional hockey players. Ken Dryden, Joe Nieuwendyk and Riley Nash are among the Cornell alums who've made a big mark in professional hockey. Today's Big Red teams, guided by Mike Schafer, are perennial contenders for the NCAA tournament. Get your Cornell Big Red hockey tickets at StubHub.
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Where do the Cornell Big Red play?The Cornell Big Red plays its home games at Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y. This venue was built in 1957 and seats over 4,200 fans. Lynah Rink underwent a major renovation in 2006. This saw the addition of two additional locker rooms. More than 400 more seats were added as were improved training and rehab facilities. Before the opening of Lynah Rink, Cornell played its varsity hockey games outside. The rink was only constructed because the lake was not freezing over anymore, and the hockey program was in jeopardy.
Who is the head coach of the Cornell Big Red?Cornell's current head coach is Mike Schafer. Schafer has been in that role since 1995. He's a Cornell alum, graduating in 1986. He played his college hockey at the school, during an era when Cornell was a frequent contender for the Ivy League championship. When he returned as head coach, Schafer's stated goal was to return the Big Red program to its former level as a nationally known contender for NCAA championships. He has more than achieved that. Currently, Mike Schafer has won over 400 games as a head coach at Cornell. Under his guidance, the team has made it to the NCAA tournament 11 times. Schafer is well-known for his success in developing talent. Under Schafer, Cornell's Big Red has sent 20 players on to the NHL.
Has the Cornell Big Red ever won a national championship?The Cornell Big Red has appeared in four NCAA championship games. The team has won two: in 1967 and in 1970. The Big Red placed second in the NCAA during the 1969 and 1972 seasons. In addition to national championships, Cornell has claimed the ECAC title 12 times. That's more than any other team in the conference.
Who are some notable Big Red players?Two of the most notable alumni in Big Red history are Ken Dryden and Joe Nieuwendyk. Dryden famously back-stopped the Montreal Canadiens to six Stanley Cups during the 1970s. Nieuwendyk was a part of three Stanley Cup teams and played over 1,200 games in the NHL. Today's Big Red squad includes several NHL draft picks, including Jack Malone and Matt Stienburg. Lynah Rink is still one of the best places to see hockey's stars of tomorrow.
Does the Cornell Big Red have any significant rivalries?Yes, Cornell's Big Red has a longstanding rivalry with Harvard's Crimson. Both of these teams play in the ECAC conference and meet frequently. In 1990, after a stunning ECAC tournament defeat by the Big Red, defending NCAA champion Harvard was ordered not to shake hands with its opponents. Ever since that snub, the Big Red has harbored a grudge against Harvard and even the award named after then-Crimson head coach, Bill Cleary.
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