A 16-nine-four standard season file, a runner-up finish within the ECAC Tournament, and No. Eleven rankings within the PairWise have ended in Cornell guys’ hockey incomes a No. Three seed within the NCAA Tournament. The Red will take on No. 2 seed Northeastern next Saturday at 4:30 p.M. Within the East Regional in Providence.
Joining the Red and Northeastern within the East region are No. 1 seed Minnesota State and No. 4 seed Providence. The first round can be broadcasted on ESPNEWS and the second spherical on ESPN2. All video games in the East Regional will take place inside the Dunkin Donuts Center.
Should Cornell win the sectional semifinal, it will take on the winner of Minnesota State and Providence inside the nearby finals on Sunday.
Cornell misplaced an overtime heartbreaker to Clarkson within the ECAC championship sport on Saturday. Still, the Red’s win over Brown in Friday’s semifinals locked up an already almost-assured spot inside the national tournament.
It is the 1/3 consecutive NCAA bid for Cornell — the primary time that has been completed within the 24-12 months tenure of head coach Mike Schafer ’86.
This may also be the third instant season that Cornell faces the Hockey East champion within the NCAA Tournament.
After first-spherical losses inside the NCAA Tournament to Massachusetts groups every of the last two seasons — UMass-Lowell in 2017 and Boston University closing season — Cornell will wish to move past the primary round for the primary time, considering 2012 when it beat Michigan before falling to Ferris State inside the local finals.
Like it has been the maximum of the season, Cornell might be the shorthanded subsequent weekend. Junior forward Jeff Malott is carried out for the year with a long-time period knee harm suffered within the championship sport against Clarkson, and sophomore goalie Matt Galajda also injured his knee in the loss, even though his availability remains unclear.
Cornell is considered one of 4 ECAC squads to earn a tournament bid; no league won other alternatives. In addition to the Red and the league champion Golden Knights, Quinnipiac and Harvard earned spots within the tournament. It’s primary time the league is sending four teams to the countrywide match for the reason that ECAC and Hockey East Association split in 1984.
The Red will wish for the same destiny as the Cornell ladies’ team, which beat Northeastern within the first spherical of the ladies’ NCAA Tournament en direction to the program’s first Frozen Four considering that 2012.
The matchup between the Red and the Huskies will take area Saturday, March 30, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence.