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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 57 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.

Here is an essay celebrating the 1967 National Championship team.


Men's Hockey - Freshman Friday

Freshman Friday is a Q-and-A feature with new members of the Men's Hockey team. Read the interviews by following these links.



Cornell Hockey Game Flags Are HERE!


The Cornell Hockey Association now has game night flags available. The flag is free to a business owned by a Coach's Circle member; any CHA member can purchase the flag for $50; non-members can purchase for $150.

Contact Sue Detzer to obtain/purchase a flag.


Skate with the Big Red


Friday, December 7, 2018 | 7 PM at Lynah Rink

The Men's and Women's Hockey Teams invite fans of all ages for a skate, photo, and autograph event on the first Friday night of December at 7PM. A large turnout last year was fun for all as you can see from the photo below!

Cash donations to support Loaves and Fishes are gratefully appreciated. Contributions totaled $580 last year! THANK YOU!!


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


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Upcoming Events!


The Frozen Apple - November 24, 2018 | 8PM | Madison Square Garden

The fourth edition of The Frozen Apple will feature Cornell against Harvard on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Madison Square Garden. The game will mark the eighth consecutive season and the 10th time in the last 12 years that Cornell has played on the storied ice in Manhattan. But it will be the first time the Big Red clashes with its biggest current rival. While Cornell and Harvard compete in the ECAC Hockey and even met in the league's championship game as recently in 2017, this meeting at Madison Square Garden will be a non-league affair. The teams will still host their traditional league games at their respective rinks later in the season.

Tickets are available on the Cornell Athletic site ... Big-Red-Tickets

Hockey families, Lynah Faithful, and all Cornell fans can meet for dinner at Lugo Cucina Italiana located across the street from Madison Square Garden. The restaurant is on 33rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Plan to arrive before 6pm so you can be served and finished before the 8PM puck drop. Make a reservation through their website or at 212.760.2700. Parties of 10 or less can order from their regular menu. Larger groups should e-mail Tatiane Thompson or call her at 212.244.8866 X 117.


Coach's Club Luncheon - January 11th, 2019

Fifth event this season... 11:45AM, Friday, January 11th, 2019 at the Country Club of Ithaca. Note that this is a regularly scheduled luncheon. One more dinner is scheduled for January 24th. Luncheons are typically at 11:45AM. 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 - January 12, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019 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. This will be the second of three "Afterglows" for the season sponsored by the CHA.

All members of the Cornell Hockey Association enjoy this event without charge as part of their membership. Admission is $4 for others.


Upcoming Hockey!

Lynah Rink

Lynah Rink - Home of Big Red Hockey

Men's Hockey

  • Saturday 7PM, November 17, 2018 - Princeton Univ. - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday 8PM, November 24, 2018 - Harvard Univ. - Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • Friday 7PM, November 30, 2018 - @Dartmouth College - Thompson Arena, Hanover, NH
  • Saturday 7PM, December 1, 2018 - @Harvard Univ. - Bright Hockey Center, Cambridge, MA
  • Full Schedule/Results

Women's Hockey

  • Saturday 3PM, November 17, 2018 - @Princeton Univ. - Princeton, NJ
  • Friday 3:05PM, November 23, 2018 - @Robert Morris Univ. - Moon Township, PA
  • Saturday 3:05PM, November 24, 2018 - @Robert Morris Univ. - Moon Township, PA
  • Friday 6PM, November 30, 2018 - St. Lawrence Univ. - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday 3PM, December 1, 2018 - Clarkson Univ. - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Full Schedule/Results


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, December 5th, 2018


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