In front of a rocking crowd at Madison Square Garden it was the Cornell University (6-4-0) Ice Hockey team having a 6-0 victory over Nationally Ranked University of Connecticut (10-3-3) on Saturday.
The Big Red found the back of the net quickly as Dalton Bancroft and Ondrej Psenicka tallied goals that were 74 seconds apart. Cornell never looked back as 11 different players contributed to a victory over a University of Connecticut team that is ranked 6 in the Country.
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All contributing for Cornell was Max Andreev and Matt Steinburg who had a goal and an assist, while Sullivan Mack added two assists.
Bancroft had himself an impressive showing for Cornell as in his first appearance on Madison Square Garden ice, became the first Cornell player in program history to score a hat trick. He also was able to extend his season-long point streak to four games as he now has seven points (four goals, three assists) during that time frame.
University of Connecticut hockey fans are encouraged to check out the following Post Game Press Conference Video. Video features thoughts from Mike Cavanaugh
Dalton is now the first Cornell freshman to log a hat trick since Ben Berard in the 2019-20 regular season finale against Clarkson on Feb 29, 2020.
Cornell Hockey fans are encouraged to check out the following Post Game Press Conference video. video features thoughts from Head Coach Mike Schafer along with student-athletes Dalton Bancroft and Ian Shane
The University of Connecticut had lots of great opportunities at goals but were all denied by Cornell goalkeeper Ian Shane had 27 saves for his fourth career shutout.
Here are some other interesting notes courtesy of Cornell University
- Cornell and the University of Connecitcut played for the first time at Madison Square Garden
- With the victory Cornell was able to improve to a 17-8-2 all-time record at Madison Square Garden and has a 5-3-2 mark against Hockey East opponents at the venue.
- Cornell plays well at MSG as they have been able to have six goals in the last two games. It is the first time since 1975 in which the Big Red have posted consecutive six-goal performances in the venue,
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