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The Cornell Hockey Association is a community and University organization established to support the activities of the Men's Hockey Program.

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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.



Men's Hockey Names Team Captain and Alternates

Jake Weidner team captain

With the start of the 2016-17 season two months away, the men's hockey team has named senior forward Jake Weidner as Captain and senior forward Jeff Kubiak and senior defenseman Patrick McCarron as alternate captains.

"All three young men are well respected by their peers. Each has developed the attributes to carry on the tradition of Cornell hockey," said Mike Schafer, the Jay R. Bloom '77 Head Coach of Men's Hockey.

During the 2015-16 season, Weidner scored a career high 15 points with five goals and 10 assists, led the team with a 56% success rate on faceoffs and 34 blocked shots. In the playoffs, he had three points on two goals and one assist in three games during the ECAC Hockey Championship quarterfinal series against Quinnipiac.

Patrick McCarron

Fellow Ontario native Patrick McCarron will wear one of the "A" sweaters. He was one of just two Cornell defensemen to appear in all 34 games last season recording a career-high 12 points on two goals and 10 assists. Both goals came in consecutive games against Colgate in November when he was a plus-5 on the weekend. He also added three games in which he recorded two assists, including the Red Hot Hockey game against Boston University on Nov. 28 at Madison Square Garden. McCarron continued to be a pivotal contributor of the Big Red's penalty-killing units. This summer McCarron attended prospect development camp with the Detroit Red Wings as an NHL free agent.

Jeff Kubiak

The other 'A' sweater goes to Jeff Kubiak, who enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last year leading the Big Red in scoring with 27 points on 10 goals and a team-best 17 assists. Kubiak's most memorable goal came on Dec. 28 at the College Classic in Florida, when he potted a rebound to lift the Big Red to an overtime victory over Providence College the defending National Championship team that was undefeated until then. He also led the team with a plus-15 rating and four game-winning goals. The pivot of the 'JAM' line between freshmen wingers Mitch Vanderlaan and Anthony Angello, Kubiak was also solid in the faceoff circle with a 54.7% success rate on draws. Also an NHL free agent, Kubiak was the only player from the Ivy League and one of just 11 players nationally to participate in two NHL prospect development camps over the summer (Arizona Coyotes and New York Islanders).


CHA Annual Meeting

The Cornell Hockey Association held our Annual Meeting for Election of Officers on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Officers for 2016-2017

  • President - Adriano "Age" Manocchia
  • First Vice President - Alexa Varricchio
  • Second Vice President - Sue Stein
  • Treasurer - Sue Detzer
  • Immediate Past President and Recording Secretary - Eric Hatch

Congratulations to all and THANK YOU for serving the CHA


Lifetime Memberships Awarded

The Cornell Hockey Association awarded Lifetime Membership to current Lynah Rink Manager, Phil Graham and long-time Lynah Faithful fan Marian Cutting (posthumously) during the Annual Hockey Banquet at the Lake Watch Inn, May 7th, 2016. Congratulations to Phil. We recognized Marian with a moment of silence.

Here is a list of all our Lifetime Members.


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Upcoming Events!

Welcome Back Picnic - Sunday, September 25th, 2016


2016 Picnic. Here are photos from this 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 25th at 1 PM, the CHA hosted the annual Welcome Back Picnic at the Cornell Recreation Park for the men's and women's hockey teams. Many fans came out to 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.

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.


Red Hot Hockey at MSG in NYC! Saturday, November 26th, 2016, 8PM

Red Hot Hockey, the highly popular early season outing that has become a new college hockey tradition returns to light up Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving weekend 2016! Cornell will host the University of New Hampshire in the annual event. More details to follow so check back for events and tickets.


Red Hot Hockey vs. University of New Hampshire ... Tickets now available!

The first college hockey event to ever sell out the historic Garden in 2007, Red Hot Hockey has also produced sell-out crowds in 2009, 2011 and 2013. It has become THE hotly anticipated biennial event for both schools' hockey-mad fan bases.

Follow this link to purchase tickets

Here is the link to Madison Square Garden | Red Hot Hockey Page

Please direct questions to the Athletic Ticket Office at 607-255-4247


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, October 4th, 2016


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