A sixteen-nine-four normal season document, runner-up end within the ECAC Tournament and No. Eleven ranking within the PairWise has resulted in Cornell guys’ hockey earning a No. Three seed within the NCAA Tournament. The Red will take on No. 2 seed Northeastern subsequent Saturday at 4:30 p.M. Within the East Regional in Providence. Joining the Red and Northeastern inside the East local are No. 1 seed Minnesota State and No. Four seed Providence. All games in the East Regional will take place in the Dunkin Donuts Center. The first spherical could be broadcasted on ESPNEWS and the second one spherical on ESPN2. Should Cornell win the nearby semifinal, it’ll take on the winner of Minnesota State and Providence within the local finals on Sunday. Cornell misplaced an extra time heartbreaker to Clarkson in the ECAC championship sport on Saturday, however, the Red’s win over Brown in Friday’s semifinals locked up an already almost-confident spot in the national tournament. It is the 0.33 consecutive NCAA bid for Cornell — the first time that has been completed in the 24-12 months tenure of head educate Mike Schafer ’86. This may also be the third instantly season that Cornell faces the Hockey East champion in the NCAA Tournament.
After first-spherical losses inside the NCAA Tournament to Massachusetts groups each of the remaining seasons — UMass-Lowell in 2017 and Boston University final season — Cornell will hope to move past the first round for the first time since 2012 when it beat Michigan before falling to Ferris State in the nearby finals. Like it has been most of the season, Cornell will be the shorthanded subsequent weekend. Junior ahead Jeff Malott is finished for the yr with a protracted-time period knee harm suffered in the championship recreation towards Clarkson, and sophomore goalie Matt Galajda additionally injured his knee in the loss, though his availability stays unclear. Cornell is considered one of 4 ECAC squads to earn a tournament bid; no league earned more picks. In addition to the Red and the league champion Golden Knights, Quinnipiac and Harvard earned spots within the tournament. It’s the primary time the league is sending four groups to the countrywide tournament because the ECAC and Hockey East Association split in 1984. The Red will hope for a similar fate as the Cornell women’s group, which beat Northeastern inside the first spherical of the ladies NCAA Tournament en direction to this system’s first Frozen Four when you consider that 2012. The matchup among the Red and the Huskies will take region Saturday, March 30 on the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence.
The first few notes of the “Dragnet” topic, to a Cornell hockey fan, imply an energy play. Since an electricity play presents an possibility with an extra skater on the ice, it has to be a first-rate goalscoring weapon; the pleasant groups rating an intention round 20 percent of the time.