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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.

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.



Big Red Athletic Training Crowd-Funding Effort

The Cornell University Sports Medicine Department is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, and welfare of the student-athletes of Cornell University by providing a safe environment and the best possible and most expedient healthcare.

Hockey players and fans alike fully recognize and appreciate the work done by the MIH Athletic Trainer, Ed Kelly. But, did you know that there are more than a dozen people working in Athletics to keep student-athletes healthy during and after competitions? The program needs new equipment some of which is more than 20-years-old. A Crowd-Funding effort is currently underway.

To help, the CHA e-board voted the upcoming (Friday, November 10th) Dartmouth 50/50 support this Crowd Funding effort. You can read more about Big Red Athletic Training here. Please consider buying 50/50 tickets at the Dartmouth game knowing that the proceeds will support the work of the Athletic Trainers. You can also donate directly here.


FOREVER FAITHFUL: Celebrating the Greatest Moments of Cornell Hockey History

by Jim Roberts with Arthur Mintz. Foreword by Ken Dryden. Published by Cornell University Press.

Cover|Forever Faithful

The book costs $24.95 and can be ordered through Cornell University Press. Read a review from the Ithaca Journal.

NOTE: Saturday, November 18th at 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Hall of Fame Room, Friends Hall [Schoellkopf] the Cornell University Press is sponsoring an event with Jim Roberts and Arthur Mintz. The authors will be on hand to talk about the book, sign copies, and relive the greatest moments of Cornell's hockey history.

  • Hear a presentation by the authors
  • Get a signed copy for $20 ... the regular cost is $24.95
  • Hors d'oeuvres served
  • Informal meet-and-greet
  • Head to Lynah Rink for Cornell vs. Clarkson


Colgate Bus Trip -- SATURDAY, January 20th, 2018

Colgate Arena

Colgate University ... Class of '65 Arena

Want to watch a great hockey game in Colgate’s new Class of ’65 Arena? The CHA will organize a bus to Colgate on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 if there is enough interest. We would depart Ithaca mid-afternoon to have time for dinner before the game. A bus ticket is approximately $15; ticket price TBD. Members of the Cornell Pep Band may also ride the bus to Colgate with the CHA.

Interested in joining the Lynah Faithful at Colgate? Contact Sue Detzer by e-mail if you are interested or have questions. Hope you can attend to cheer on the Big Red!


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


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Upcoming Events!


Coach's Club Luncheon - November 17th

Fifth Luncheon this season... 11:45 AM, Friday, January 5th, 2018 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 - November 18th

Saturday, November 18th, 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. Tickets are available ... follow this link


Red Hot Hockey ... Cornell vs. Boston University

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.

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.

Tickets are available ... follow this link


Skate with the Big Red


Friday, December 8, 2017 | 7 PM at Lynah Rink

Fans of all ages and skill levels can enjoy a few hours skating with the Men's and Women's hockey teams! Team photos are available for autographs. Get a photo with you favorite player!

A cash donation to support Loaves and Fishes would be gratefully appreciated.


Upcoming Hockey!

Lynah Rink

Lynah Rink - Home of Big Red Hockey

Men's Hockey

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 7PM - Clarkson University - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 7PM - Niagara University - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 8PM - Boston University - Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • Full Schedule/Results

Women's Hockey

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 3PM - @Yale University - Ingalls Rink, New Haven, CT
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 3PM - Penn State University - Lynah Rink, Ithaca, NY
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 2PM - @Providence College - Providence, RI
  • Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 2PM - @Providence College - Providence, RI
  • 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 6, 2017 ... Harkness Room


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