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Cornell rallies in Game 3 against Union to punch 3rd straight ticket to Lake Placid

All season long Cornell men’s hockey preached that, obviously, it would have preferred to win every game, but clinching a second straight Cleary Cup and learning to deal with adversity along the way would make for a livable give-and-take should the team’s struggles help come postseason.

One weekend against Union in the ECAC Quarterfinals has, so far, proved just that. With its back against the wall after losing game one, Cornell soared to a four-goal win in game two.

And in a decisive game three, a microcosm of the 2018-19 season played out: The Red went down early before showcasing a certain tenacity with three unanswered goals to down the Dutchmen, 4-2, and punch its third consecutive ticket to ECAC Championship Weekend at Lake Placid.

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