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Colgate Scores Twice in the third Period to Split the Series with #16 Men’s Hockey


4 Winner Colgate 6-8-2, 3-4-1

2 Cornell 6-4-1, 3-4-1

Score By Periods

1 2 3 F
Colgate 1 1 2 4
Cornell 0 2 0 2

Game Recap: Men’s Ice Hockey | 12/2/2023 11:00:00 PM

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ITHACA, New York — Colgate’s Reid Irwin and Ryan McGuire scored third-period goals as the visiting Raiders defeated the No. 16-ranked Cornell men’s hockey team, 4-2, in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,316 at Lynah Rink on Saturday night in ECAC Hockey action.

Both Jake Schneider and Brett Chorske had three-point nights for the Raiders (6-8-2, 3-4-1 ECAC Hockey), with a goal and two assists. Carter Gylander made 24 saves in net to earn his fifth win of the season.

Cornell (6-4-1, 3-4-1 ECAC Hockey) was defeated despite goals from freshman forward Ryan Walsh and junior forward Sullivan Mack.

“I told the players after the game, it’s been so long since I’ve been this angry and disappointed,” Mike Schafer ’86, the Jay R. Bloom ’77 Head Coach of Cornell Men’s Ice Hockey, said. “We talked about trying to grow as a hockey team, and we’ve made some good strides, and we reverted to terrible habits tonight.”

After the first 18-plus minutes featured no scoring, Schneider gave Colgate the lead with 1:20 remaining in the opening period when his shot split junior goaltender Ian Shane’s legs.

Shane concluded the night with 18 saves on 21 shots faced.

Cornell evened the contest early in the second period when sophomore forward Dalton Bancroft backhanded a pass from behind Colgate’s net toward the middle of the goal crease, where Walsh knocked the puck past Gylander.

During a minute and a half just after the game’s halfway point, Colgate and Cornell traded goals. Chorske gave Colgate the lead back at 11:02 when he scored. Irwin upended Mack on a breakaway attempt while chasing a loose puck in the Big Red’s offensive zone, setting up a penalty shot.

Mack scored on his attempt — his first of the season — becoming the first Cornell player with a successful penalty shot at Lynah Rink since Cornell Athletics Hall of Famer and Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Nieuwendyk on Feb. 27, 1987, against RPI. It was also Cornell’s first penalty shot on home ice since Trevor Yates’ penalty shot against Yale on February 11, 2017.

Colgate scored twice in the third, sparked by Irwin’s early goal 1:16 into the period. McGuire put the game out of reach with 14.4 seconds left when he one-timed a pass from Chorske into an empty net, extending Cornell’s home winless streak to three games (0-2-1).

  • The 168th meeting between the two Central New York rivals took place on Saturday. With the loss, Cornell’s record against Colgate is now 89-62-17.
  • Mack’s penalty shot goal was the fifth at Lynah Rink by a Big Red player, joining Carlo Ugolini, Brock Tredway, Len Jankowski, and Nieuwendyk.


History of the Cornell Program

  • Carlo Ugolini (1/20/73 vs. Toronto) — 3rd period 17:12 • Brock Tredway (1/17/79 vs. Clarkson) — 2nd period 0:25
  • Joe Nieuwendyk (2/27/87 vs. RPI) — 9:51 in the third period
  • Sullivan Mack (12/2/23 vs. Colgate) — 12:28 in the second period
  • With his 15 faceoff wins, senior forward Gabriel Seger joined AIC’s Dustin Manz, Minnesota’s Jaxon Nelson, Air Force’s Clayton Cosentino, Vermont’s Ryan Miotto, and Northern Michigan’s Artem Shlaine as the sixth active Division I hockey player with 1,000 career faceoff wins.
  • Dustin Manz (AIC) — 1404 • Jaxon Nelson (Minnesota) — 1180 • Clayton Cosentino (Air Force) — 1080 MOST CAREER FACEOFF WINS Active Division I Players
  • Artem Shlaine (Northern Michigan) — 1008 • Gabriel Seger (Cornell) — 1002 • Ryan Miotto (Vermont) — 1050




Cornell will be off for the next three weekends before returning to action on Friday, Dec. 30, against No. 10-ranked UMass in the opening game of the 2023 Adirondack Winter Invitational in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Big Red and Minutemen will face off at 4 p.m. at Herb Brooks Arena — The 1980 Rink, followed by a 7:30 p.m. matchup between Arizona State and Clarkson. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and on WHCU (870 AM, 97.7 FM,



Cornell University’s men’s hockey team has launched a season-long campaign called “Big Red Blocks for Healing.” The campaign will help raise funds for Kesem, an organization that assists children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer.

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