When the final buzzer sounded in Saturday night’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Harvard, the storied program that is Cornell men’s hockey had accomplished something it hadn’t done for nearly 50 years: The Red moved to 6-0 on the season, reaching the mark for the first time since the 1971-72 campaign.
Richard Nixon was president when Cornell last stood undefeated through its first six contests.
“I don’t know,” was head coach Mike Schafer’s ’86 simple answer when asked about the quality of his team. “I hope we’re as good as the ’71 team,” he joked.
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