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The Cornell Hockey Association is a community and University organization established in 1961 as the Ithaca Hockey Boosters Association to promote and assist ice hockey at all levels in the greater Ithaca area. Now 56 years later, the CHA continues that mission supporting the activities of the Men's Hockey Program at Cornell University.

This site is written by volunteers with basic skills and is updated as we learn by trying. If you are a Web-programmer or self-trained, computer geek with time on your hands and a fondness for Cornell Hockey, help us out! Contact us and help this site improve.

Looking for Lynah Rink? The Home of Big Red Hockey... get a map here

Considering travel to another ECAC rink? Get directions here

Time to renew your membership! Not a member...consider joining the CHA...check the membership options here. Need a membership form... Click here


Coach Schafer

Coach's Corner

Read Coach Schafer's game notes and comments here.

Coach Schafer passes along these highlights of the 2015-2016 season. Follow this link.

Here is an essay celebrating the 1967 National Championship team.



CHA Hockey Pin Design Contest!

The Cornell Hockey Association announces the winner of the 2017-18 Membership Pin contest. Congratulations to Mr. Jack Wagener from Seneca Falls, NY who wins season tickets for his submission shown here.


Follow your favorite Cornell players in the professional leagues...check out "Where-are-they-now?"


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Upcoming Events!

Welcome Back Picnic - Sunday, September 24th, 2017


2016 Picnic. Here are photos from last year's picnic. Classic fall weather, a great meal and lots of fans and student-athletes enjoyed the day at the CRC Park on Sunday. Welcome to the new hockey season!

On Sunday afternoon, September 24th at 1 PM, the CHA will host the annual Welcome Back Picnic at the Cornell Recreation Park for the men's and women's hockey teams. All fans and friends of Cornell hockey are welcome to attend, greet the teams, introduce themselves to the freshmen classes and get an early report from the coaches about the upcoming season.

CHA members, families and friends of Cornell Hockey cooked chicken, burgers, and sausages and provided dishes-to-pass. The weather report is for a warm autumn afternoon!

This is always a nice event to meet student-athletes at the beginning of the season, develop friendships and help support the players who are often far from home.

The picnic is rain-or-shine at the Cornell Recreation Park off Hanshaw Road. The CRC provides a pavillion and woodstove for inclement weather.

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Coach's Club Luncheon - October 13th

First Luncheon this season... 11:45 AM, Friday, October 13th, 2017 at the Country Club of Ithaca. Please sign in your guests/spouse on the sheet at the buffet table. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. You are welcome to sit with Coach Schafer at his table at the front of the dining room. Details and directions here.


Afterglow ... Meet and Greet the Team - October 28th

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 in the Hall of Fame Room of Friend's Hall (Schoellkopf) - across the street from Lynah Rink. Meet the Men's Team and Coaches after the game. Enjoy a meal with friends, fans and players. Admission is only $2 for CHA members and $4 for others.

Premier Catering will provide food service for this year's afterglows.

Members of the Coach's Club and Circle enjoy this event without charge as part of their membership. This is the first of three meet and greet afterglows for the season sponsored by the CHA.


Red Hot Hockey at MSG in NYC! Saturday, November 25th, 2017, 8PM

Red Hot Hockey, the highly popular early season outing that has become a college hockey tradition returns to light up Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving weekend 2017! Cornell will host Boston University in the annual event. Click HERE for the pre-sale ticket link!


Red Hot Hockey vs. Boston University ... Ticket Presale!

Red Hot Hockey, one of the NCAA's premier hockey events between long-time rivals Boston University and Cornell, returns for a sixth edition to Madison Square Garden this 2017 Thanksgiving weekend, Boston University Director of Athletics Drew Marrochello and Cornell University's Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education Andy Noel announced today.

Red Hot Hockey has taken place in front of sell-out crowds on four occasions and the biennial tilt for the Kelley-Harkness Cup has become the premier alumni event for the schools' hockey-crazed fan bases. The puck drops on the 2017 installment at 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 25.

As a loyal Big Red fan, you have the opportunity to purchase the best tickets early in an exclusive pre-sale, starting at 12:00pm on Friday, June 23rd.

Click HERE for the pre-sale ticket link!


Upcoming Hockey!

Lynah Rink

Lynah Rink - Home of Big Red Hockey

    Men's Hockey

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 7PM - University of Guelph (ex) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 5PM - University of Ottawa (ex) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 7PM - Red/White Scrimmage - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 | 7PM - University of Alabama/Huntsville (ex) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 7PM - University of Alabama/Huntsville (ex) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Full Schedule/Results

    Women's Hockey

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 | 6PM - Vanke Rays (ex) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 7PM - Red/White Scrimmage - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 | 6PM - @St. Lawrence - Appleton Arena, Canton, NY
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 3PM - @Clarkson - Cheel Arena, Potsdam, NY
  • Full Schedule/Results



The Faceoff has been the CHA newsletter provided four times during the season. Starting this season, we plan to provide the same coverage of the hockey program through this website. Check back for more information and news about the Hockey program. You can still access and read back issues here.


CHA Board Meetings

  • Meetings are at 7 PM in the Harkness Room, Lynah Rink unless otherwise posted.
  • Any member of the CHA can attend a board meeting! Have a suggestion? Come to a meeting!
  • Next meeting ... Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 ... Harkness Room
  • The June Meeting is the Annual Meeting of the Cornell Hockey Association - All members are invited to attend and vote for officers for next season.


Check out the latest photos from this season. More photos here.