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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.



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Upcoming Events!

Welcome Back Picnic - Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 - 1 PM


2017 Picnic. Here are photos from last year's picnic. Unusally warm 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 hosts 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 are invited to meet the returning players, introduce themselves to the freshmen classes and get an early report from the hockey coaches about the upcoming season.

CHA members will cook chicken, burgers, and sausages and provide beverages and plates and utensils. You are welcome to bring a dish-to-pass (please label the contents). We are expecting at least 50 student-athletes from both teams. Bring outdoor games to entertain kids of all ages!

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.

The picnic is rain-or-shine at the Cornell Recreation Park off Hanshaw Road. The CRC provides a pavillion, restrooms and woodstove for inclement weather.

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Coach's Club Luncheon - October 11th, 2018

First event this season... 6PM, Thursday, October 11th, 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 - 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, September 5th, 2018


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