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February 8, 2001

This weekend: Cornell looks to stay atop the ECAC and wrap up the Ivy title

  • Friday: Cornell at Princeton (5-7-2 T8th ECAC, 2-4-0 T4th Ivy, 6-12-3 Overall)
  • Saturday: Cornell at Yale (6-8-0 T8th ECAC, 4-2-0 3rd Ivy, 10-11-0 Overall)
  • None of the injured players (McNiven, Matt McRae, Palahicky, Pierce) are expected to play

    February 2, 2001

    Two first period goals stand up as Cornell beats the Crimson, 2-1

  • Paolini scores on the power play to start the scoring four minutes in
  • Jason Kuczmanski scores his first colliegate goal, unassisted off a steal
  • Dominic Moore makes it close with a third period SHG
  • Matt Underhill (8-2-2) appears to be the man in net for the Red (23 saves)
  • The win puts Cornell alone in 1st place in the ECAC and Ivy standings
  • Box Score

    February 2, 2001

    Wieckowski and the Red finally put the Bears away at 1:17 of OT, 2-1

  • Brown scores early but Paolini ties it on the PP to start the second period
  • Matt Underhill holds off Brown with 25 saves for his 7th win
  • Pierce, McNiven, Matt McRae, Palahicky are all sit out with injuries
  • Cornell is now 3-0-4 in overtime this season
  • Box Score

    February 1, 2001

    The Red head to New England for dates at Meehan and Lynah East (Bright)

  • Friday: Cornell at Brown (2-8-2 12th ECAC, 4-13-2 Overall)
  • Saturday: Cornell at Harvard (8-4-1 1st ECAC, 9-8-1 Overall)

    January 27, 2001

    St. Lawrence scores 4 in the first and coasts to a 6-3 win

  • Box Score

    January 26, 2001

    Cornell shuts down Clarkson at Lynah, 2-1

  • The Red get their offense on the powerplay, from Vesce and Paolini
  • The Knights are scoreless with the man advantage (0 for 7)
  • Clarkson makes it close with a late (17:10 3rd) goal by Poapst
  • Matt Underhill starts his fifth straight and stops 26 of 27
  • Doug Murray receives a DQ for fighting after the game and will miss Saturday's game
  • Box Score

    January 25, 2001

    It's a clash at the top of the standings as the North Country teams come to Lynah

  • Friday: Clarkson (5-2-2 3rd ECAC 2nd %, 10-6-3 Overall) at Cornell
  • Saturday: St. Lawrence (4-2-3 5th ECAC 4th %, 7-8-4 Overall) at Cornell

    January 20, 2001

    Cornell rides a three goal first period outburst to a 4-3 win over Colgate

  • Francis (SH), Baby (PP) and Mark McRae (PP) stake Cornell to a 3-0 lead
  • Wieckowski (PP) gets the game winner midway through the second period
  • Special teams supply the scoring as Cornell goes 3 of 5 on the powerplay and nets a short handed goal
  • Colgate makes it close with last minute goals in the second and third periods
  • Shane Palahicky has an apparent empty netter waved off due to penalties
  • Matt Underhill starts again and runs his record to 5-2-2
  • Ian Burt, Larry Pierce and Matt McRae are still out with injuries
  • Box Score

    January 18, 2001

    The Red skate to a 2-2 tie with the Raiders at Lynah

  • Ryan Vesce provides the offense with two goals in the second
  • Cornell controls the play through much of the first two periods but never leads in the game
  • Matt Underhill sees little action, making 15 saves (4 through 2 periods)
  • Box Score

    January 17, 2001

    Cornell plays a home and home with travel partner Colgate
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7pm: Colgate at Cornell
  • Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7pm: Cornell at Colgate
  • Thursday's game is the ECAC TV Game of the Week (Empire Sports Network)

    January 13, 2001

    Dartmouth knocks off Cornell in Hanover, 4-1

  • Dartmouth controls much of the game, limting Cornell to few solid opportunities
  • Box Score

    January 12, 2001

    Mark McRae's powerplay goal in OT beats the Cats, 3-2

  • Cornell gains and then loses a third period lead
  • The Red kill off two PPs in OT before their winning PP
  • McRae's second of the game wins it with 14 seconds left
  • Matt Underhill was under fire for much of the game, stopping 34 shots
  • Alex Gregory fills in as 3rd line center and picks up a point
  • Box Score

    January 11, 2001

    The ECAC schedule resumes in New England

  • Friday, Jan 12, 7pm: Cornell at Vermont (5-1-1 ECAC 2nd, 9-5-1 Overall)
  • Saturday, Jan 13, 7pm: Cornell at Dartmouth (2-3-1 ECAC 9th, 5-7-1 Overall)

    January 6, 2001

    Cornell can only muster a 2-2 tie with Quinnipiac

  • The Red control much of the game and miss many chances
  • Cornell has a 40 to 20 advantage in shots and 5 to 2 in powerplays
  • Mark McRae and Steven Baby tally on the powerplay
  • Cornell finishes 2-3-2 in non-conf action and 0-1-1 against the MAAC
  • Box Score

    December 28, 2000

    Maine takes the inaugural Harkess cup by knocking off Cornell, 2-1

  • The Black Bears dominate most aspects of the game
  • Shots favor Maine 33-12
  • Both teams net one first period PPG (Mark McRae for Cornell)
  • Maine wins on an early third period goal by A.J. Begg
  • Freshman forward Greg Hornby is out for the year with a broken arm and separated shoulder
  • Box Score

    December 27, 2000

    Cornell tops the Buckeyes 6-5 in overtime

  • Maine has leads of 1-0 and 3-1 in the first and second periods
  • Cornell ties it at the end of two and then can't hold 4-3 and 5-4 leads in the third
  • David Kozier sinks OSU with a goal at 1:38 of the extra period
  • Scott Krahn scores his first collegiate goal (Cornell's first)
  • Denis Ladouceur returns to action and nets a goal
  • Doug Murray extends his goal scoring streak to four games
  • Matt Underhill stops 28 of 33 shots for his third win (3-1-1)
  • The Red advance to face Maine in the Everblades Tournament Championship game
  • Thursday, Dec 28, 8pm: Cornell vs. Maine
  • Box Score

    December 2, 2000

    Four point weekend: Ian Burt and the Red shut out the Tigers, 3-0

  • Burt earns #1 star with his first career shutout
  • Ryan Vesce (1-2-3), Matt McRae (1-0-1) and Doug Murray (1-1-2) score goals
  • Stephen Baby assists on all three Cornell goals and leads the team with 10 points
  • The powerplay scores two goals for the second straight night (2 of 3)
  • Doug Murray has a three game goal scoring streak
  • The Red head into exams tied for 1st in the ECAC in points but 3rd in pct.
  • Cornell gets 4 points thefinal weekend of the Fall semester for the first time in 10 years.
  • Box Score

    December 1, 2000

    A three goal outburst in the third powers Cornell to a 4-3 win over Yale

  • Doug Murray scores the only goal of the first two periods, at 5:56 of the 1st
  • Yale roars out of the gate in the final period with 2 goals in 1:35 including a SHG
  • Cornell answers right back with a Baby PPG and a Wieckowski goal in the next 2 minutes
  • David Francis nets the game winner midway through
  • The powerplay unit shows some life, tallying twice in five attempts
  • Box Score

    November 30, 2000

    The fall schedule closes out with Ivy contests at Lynah

  • Friday, 7pm: Yale (3-3-0 ECAC T3rd, 5-3-0) at Cornell
  • Saturday, 7pm: Princeton (2-2-2 ECAC T3rd, 3-2-3) at Cornell

    November 26, 2000

    Cornell drops the SIT title to Niagara, 4-3

  • The Big Red take a 2-1 lead after one on two goals from Stephen Baby
  • The Purple Eagles get the only two 2nd period goals to lead 3-2
  • Doug Murray's last minute goal only matches a mid 3rd goal by Niagara's Karru
  • Chris Gartman starts in goal but is pulled in the second after allowing 2 goals on 12 shots
  • Box Score

    November 25, 2000

    The Big Red take the SIT opener over Clarkson, 2-1

  • Clarkson jumps out to an early lead with a Murray Kuntz goal at 5:49 of the first
  • Freshman Ryan Vesce ties it up late in the second with his first CU goal
  • Sophomore Shane Palahicky notches his first goal, a third period, short handed, game winner
  • Box Score

    November 21, 2000

    Maine and Cornell tie in an exciting contest, 1-1

  • The game is hard hitting and fast moving
  • The teams are scoreless through two periods with some great chances
  • Maine breaks the ice first, with Manenuto scoring at 10:50 of the third
  • Dan Svoboda ties the game ten seconds later
  • Matt Underhill (1-1-1) continues to play well in goal (0.65 GAvg)
  • Larry Pierce sits out with an ankle (?) injury - expected back Saturday
  • Box Score

    November 20, 2000

    A week of non-conference action begins with the Black Bears at Lynah

  • Tuesday, 7pm: Maine (4-3-2, HE 2-1-1 5th) at Cornell, Game Preview
  • Saturday, 7pm: Cornell vs. Clarkson (3-2-2, 1-1-1 ECAC T7th) at the Syracuse Invitational
  • Sunday, 1 or 4pm: Cornell vs. Colgate (2-6-2, ECAC 1-3-0 T9th) or Niagara (2-7-3, CHA 2-1-1 3rd)

    November 18, 2000

    Cornell squeaks by Brown with late goals, 2-0

  • The game is primarily a battle along the boards with few chances
  • Cornell kills off a major penalty in the third before finally getting on the board
  • The powerplay, game-winner goes off Wieckowski's skate midway through the 3rd
  • David Kozier seals the win with an EN, PPG
  • The struggling Cornell powerplay goes 2 for 3, including the empty-netter
  • Matt Underhill (1-1-0) posts his third career shutout and drops his goals against to 0.50
  • Box Score November 17, 2000

    In another low scoring affair, the Red and Crimson skate to a 1-1 tie

  • David Francis scores the Cornell goal early in the second
  • Harvard controls play in the third and ties it 8 minutes in
  • Both teams are helpless on the powerplay (C 0 for 9, H 0 for 7)
  • Ian Burt (0-1-1) and Oliver Jonas come up big in goal
  • Box Score

    November 16, 2000

    This weekend fish will fly as Harvard and Brown travel to Ithaca

  • Friday, 7pm: Harvard (2-1-0, ECAC 2-1-0 T2nd, Ivy 2-0-0 1st) at Cornell
  • Saturday, 7pm: Brown (1-3-0, ECAC 0-3-0 T11th, Ivy 0-2-0 6th) at Cornell

    November 11, 2000

    The Big Red notch their first victory of the season in Troy, 3-2 over RPI

  • Cornell falls behind early again, giving up a goal 56 seconds in
  • Kozier ties it 5 minutes later but a major penalty puts RPI back ahead
  • McMeekin and Paolini score in the second to put Cornell ahead for good
  • Chris Gartman (1-0-0) picks up his first collegiate win with 26 saves
  • Box Score

    November 10, 2000

    In a hard fought battle, Cornell falls to the Dutchmen 2-0

  • Union scores the game winner with 5:17 to go and adds an empty netter
  • Brandon Snee shuts out the Red with 31 saves
  • Matt Underhill (0-1-0) allows just one goal on 26 shots
  • Cornell's Baby and Hornby and Union's Todd and Yackel receive DQ's for fighting after the game
  • Box Score

    November 4, 2000

    Sacred Heart pulls off the shocking upset, winning at Lynah 5-3

  • Brain McMeekin scores his first collegiate goal for Cornell
  • Ian Burt (0-1-0) stops just 12 of 16 shots for an ugly .750 save pct.
  • The win gives the MAAC conference it's first win over a Big Four team
  • Box Score
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