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Cornell and Boston University to play Madison Square Garden next November

Cornell and Boston University will continue their 86-year-old rivalry on Nov. 26, 2011 as the schools will play Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The “Red Hot Hockey” game has been sold out the past two times the schools have played, including the inaugural game on Nov. 24, 2007 and the second installment on Nov. 28, 2009.

“Obviously, we’re very excited about again playing Boston University at Madison Square Garden. This event has turned out to be one of the top events in all of college hockey during the years we’ve played the game,” said Cornell head coach Mike Schaefer in a statement. “We’re excited to again play in the country’s biggest media market in a historic venue against one of the traditional powers, and we’re looking forward to getting a win in front of our fans and continuing this great rivalry.”

“It goes without saying that we’re excited to once again play our historic rival in such a storied building. We’ve sold it out twice before and the atmosphere there is as good as it gets in college athletics,” added BU head coach Jack Parker. “Both teams should be highly ranked next season, making this one of the most anticipated non-league games of the year.”


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  • BU fan in Chicago

    It would be nice of the game received some national TV coverage on ESPNU or NHL Network.

    • FD8

      Unless they plan on playing it in the afternoon, I highly doubt it will get TV coverage, especially given the height of football season. Maybe like two years ago, they’ll do TV timeouts with no TV coverage.

  • N.Y. (baseball) Giants fan

    It’s like the Yankees versus the Red Sox. Wait! Does that make Cornell the Yankees? Call off the game!

  • Tonyocch1

    Yale is playing BC that night, what a great double header that would make, can`t someone make this happen!!!! one game at 4pm the next at 7pm!!!

  • emolion

    It would be nice to have this as an annual event and rotate the early game. Yale-BC would be a good preliminary.
    Other prelims for the future might be:
    Penn State-BC – this one could also work as the featured game at some point
    Clarkson-UVM
    RPI-UNH
    Yale-Harvard
    Notre Dame and anybody – Also a possible featured game if it was vs BC.

    College Hockey needs more exposure in the NYC market. It would be great if the NCAA and the college hockey community could get up some extra sponsosrhip cash to convince MSG to host the Frozen Four at some point.

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