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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 has announced a design contest for our 2017-18 Membership Pin. Do you have a creative flair? Get out your sketchpad and show us what you can do! The design should be adaptable to a 1.25 or 1.5-inch pin.

The prize for the winning design? We will pay for one season ticket (adult or student) ... either a renewal or a brand new season ticket holder (value TBD).

You can check out our previous pins here.

We look forward to seeing some innovative pin designs. Sketches (paper or digital) can be submitted to Sue Detzer at the Cornell Ticket Office in Bartels Hall (paper) or via e-mail (digital). Please submit your entries by Friday, July 28 for consideration by the CHA e-board.

Please note that the winning design might have to be altered slightly for production purposes.


Cornell Hockey Alumni Weekend and Community Golf Outing

Golf Outing

Alumni Hockey Game: Friday 7:45 PM, July 14th, at The Rink, 1767 E Shore Dr, Lansing, NY. Lynah Rink renovations are in progress.

Golf: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course off Warren Road

Men's Hockey and the Cornell Hockey Association are sponsoring a luncheon and golf tournament for hockey alums and any interested community golfers. The 18-hole tournament begins at 11:30 am with a shotgun start. The $150 per person registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, buffet lunch, on-course beverages and dinner.

You are welcome to sponsor a Tee or Green ($175) to additionally support the hockey program. Recognition will be noted at the tee/green you sponsor. Corporate Sponsorship ($700) includes golf for four, hole sponsorship and program acknowledgement.

Click here for registration informtion or click here for a registration form.

For additional information you may contact Joe Palmer.


57th Annual Hockey Awards Banquet celebrates the season!

The Cornell Hockey Association proudly sponsored the annual Awards Banquet.

President Adriano "Age" Manocchia was Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

He began the evening by awarding lifetime CHA membership to Ned Dykes, yours truly, recognizing his contributions to team photography and web page editing.

Then, more significantly, he recognized Coach Mike Schafer for reaching the 400-win milestone (@Princeton on 1/13/2017). You can read more about the game here. Coach Schafer was already the winningest Cornell Men's Hockey Coach and ranks #36 (412 wins including this season) among the Top 100 All-Time Winningest Coaches in Men's Hockey.

The Men's Hockey Team conducted their 57th Annual Award Banquet at the Lake Watch Inn on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Here are the Awards presented.


57rd Annual Award Banquet - Lake Watch Inn - 5/6/2017 - Seniors Jake Weidner, Patrick McCarron, Jeff Kubiak, Ryan Coon, Mitch Gillam, Matt Buckles, Holden Anderson, and Eric Freschi. Here are photos from the Banquet


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


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Upcoming Events!

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!


Lynah Rink

Lynah Rink - Home of Big Red Hockey

Upcoming Hockey!



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, June 7th, 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.