United Way event among four Cornell Hockey games this weekend

Both men’s and women’s Cornell Hockey teams are home this weekend for a rare quartet of contests at Lynah Rink, including the women’s team’s annual fundraiser for the United Way of Tompkins County’s fall campaign and the men’s homestand against Harvard.

Four! Four Big Red hockey games this weekend!

The 7th-ranked Cornell women host a pair of games against the University of Wisconsin. The 14-0-0 Badgers sit atop the NCAA rankings and have had a much longer season than the Big Red already. Cornell was the last Division I team to begin its season, the last weekend of October at St. Lawrence.

The women first hit the ice for a mid-October exhibition game against the Vanke Rays, topping the China-based team 5-1. The Rays’ lone goal came from Cornell alum Hanna Bunton. Since then, the Red have gone 3-1 on the regular season, splitting the north country road trip with a win at St. Lawrence and a loss at Clarkson, followed by a home sweep against Quinnipiac and Princeton last weekend.

The games against Wisconsin are at 3pm both Friday and Saturday, and Saturday’s game serves as the team’s annual fundraising effort for the United Way, who’ll have a table set up with prizes to win and t-shirts available for sale. Tickets for each game are $6 for adults and $4 for children, seniors, and Cornell staff.

Cornell’s men are 4-0 on the young season after a home sweep of the University of Alabama Huntsville in a pair of non-conference games, followed by road wins at Quinnipiac and Princeton last weekend, and are one of just two teams in the NCAA who are undefeated and untied.

Dartmouth is fresh from a pair of victories last weekend against Brown and Yale, but is 2-2 on the year. Harvard is 2-1, but is ranked fifth in the nation, after a weekend split against Yale and Brown.

Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s game against arch-rival Harvard, according to Cornell, but some remain for Friday night’s Dartmouth game. Saturday’s game starts at 7:30pm, rather than the usual 7pm start.

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