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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.

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

Considering travel to another ECAC rink? Get directions here

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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 Selected 7th in USA Preseason Poll

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Cornell men's hockey team has been selected seventh in the Preseason USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll on Monday afternoon, marking the Big Red's fifth-highest placement in the preseason poll since it started in 1995. Read more...

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 23rd, 2018 - 1 PM


2018 Picnic. Here are photos from this year's picnic. Many thanks to our fine cooks and CHA members who make our picnic a success!! Mild fall weather, a great meal and lots of fans and student-athletes enjoyed the day at the CRC Park. Welcome to the new hockey season!

On Sunday afternoon at 1PM, September 23rd, the CHA hosted the annual Welcome Back Picnic for the men's and women's hockey teams at the Cornell Recreation Park. Fans and friends of Cornell hockey greeted the returning players, introduced themselves to the freshmen and renewed friendships with a shared meal. Coach Schafer and Derraugh talked about the upcoming season and the strong Cornell Hockey tradition.

CHA members cooked chicken, burgers, and sausages and provided beverages and dishes-to-pass. Lots of outdoor games entertained players of all ages! Many thanks to our CHA members who volunteer to cook, set-up and clean-up!

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



Coach's Club Luncheon - October 11th, 2018

First event this season... 6PM, Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at the Country Club of Ithaca. Note that this first event is a DINNER meeting at 6PM. 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 - October 27th, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018 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. This will be the first of three "Afterglows" for the season.

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.


Upcoming Hockey!

Lynah Rink

Lynah Rink - Home of Big Red Hockey

Men's Hockey

  • Saturday 7PM, October 13, 2018 - Laurentian Univ. (ex) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday 7PM, October 20, 2018 - RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Sunday 4PM, October 21, 2018 - University of Guelph (ex) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Friday 7PM, October 26, 2018 - Michigan St. Univ. - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday 7PM, October 27, 2018 - Michigan St. Univ. - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Full Schedule/Results

Women's Hockey

  • Saturday 3PM, October 13, 2018 - Toronto Jr. Aeros (ex) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Sunday 3PM, October 14, 2018 - Buffalo Beauts (NWHL) - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday 7PM, October 20, 2018 - RED-WHITE SCRIMMAGE - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Tuesday 7PM, October 23, 2018 - Syracuse Univ. - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Friday 3PM, October 26, 2018 - Harvard Univ. - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday 3PM, October 27, 2018 - Dartmouth 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, October 3rd, 2018


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