When the Harvard Crimson come to town on Friday evening to face the Big Red women's ice hockey team, Cornell hopes to "pack Lynah" (or, to use the hashtag version, #packlynah) and smash the standing record of 2,711 attendees at a women's game on east hill.
4th-ranked Cornell has a 20-5 record on the season so far, 14-3 in ECAC games, after splitting their road weekend at Quinnipiac and Princeton. They led 1-0 at Princeton on a power-play goal for most of the game until the Tigers tied it up early in the third, but an explosion of offense gave Cornell the 4-1 victory a day after they fell to the Bobcats by the same score.
Harvard wasn't in action this past weekend, postponing its games against Yale and Brown due to the effects of a winter nor'easter that hit Boston and the rest of the region on Friday, but will face Boston University on Tuesday in the consolation game of the women's Beanpot Tournament. The Big Red will host Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon.
Cornell is offering free tickets not just to Cornell students, but also to all Cornell staff and faculty with ID, and to all men's ice hockey season-ticket holders. Cornell's men are on the road at Dartmouth on Friday and Harvard on Saturday, looking to break a seven-game losing streak. Both men's road games are being televised by Fox College Sports Atlantic, which is available on Ithaca's Time Warner Cable on channel 235 for subscribers who have opted for the extra sports package.
The women play at 7pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday at Lynah Rink.