#5 Boston University (9-3-1, 5-1-1 HE) vs. #16/17 Cornell (4-3-1, 2-3-1 ECAC)

Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 25 – 8 p.m.
Venue: Madison Square Garden – New York, N.Y.
X/Twitter: @BUGameDay | @TerrierHockey

Red Hot Hockey returns to Madison Square Garden for the ninth time when the No. 5 Boston University men’s ice hockey team renews its rivalry with No. 16/17 Cornell on Saturday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here, with the contest also streamed live on ESPN+. 

TERRIER TIDBITS

  • BU enters Saturday on a five-game win streak after a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over No. 3 Quinnipiac on Wednesday at Agganis.
  • Sophomore Ryan Greene tallied the final two goals of the game, including the winner with 1:51 remaining in regulation.
  • Greene also assisted on classmate Jeremy Wilmer’s first goal of the season which got the comeback started.
  • The Terriers’ last three victories have all been against top-10 foes.
  • BU is 5-1-1 against ranked opponents this season, including a 4-1-0 record against top-10 teams and a 2-1-0 mark against top-five foes.
  • Sophomores Lane (6g, 5a) and Quinn Hutson (6g, 4a) are on seven- and five-game point streaks, respectively.
  • Greene pushed his point streak to six games (4g, 5a) thanks to his three-point effort on Wednesday.
  • All five sophomores were responsible for every goal and assist against Quinnipiac, with the Hutsons, Greene, Wilmer and Devin Kaplan all among the top seven in Terrier scoring this season.
  • Junior goaltender Mathieu Caron owns a .928 save percentage during the Terriers’ five-game win streak.

RED HOT HISTORY

  • BU and Cornell have played to a  3-3-2 record at Red Hot Hockey, with Cornell having won the last three meetings.
  • That includes a 6-4 win in 2021.
  • With the exception of the Terriers’ 6-3 win in the inaugural event in 2017, every game has been within at least two goals.
  • That includes three overtime games (2009, 2011, 2015) in which BU is 1-0-2.
  • BU won the shootout in 2015 to retain the Kelley-Harkness Cup.
  • 2019 was the first time that the Terriers were held to fewer than three goals at Red Hot Hockey.

SERIES HISTORY

  • Saturday will be the 52nd meeting between BU and Cornell, with the Big Red ahead in the all-time series, 26-22-3.
  • The teams first met on Jan. 10, 1925, on Beebe Lake in Ithaca, with the Terriers posting a 7-2 win.
  • They played again at the same location a little over a year later (a 1-0 BU win) and did not play again until an 8-1 Cornell win on March 11, 1966, in the ECAC Tournament.
  • They have faced off in the NCAA tournament on three occasions with the first two being the 1967 and 1972 national title games, won by the Big Red (4-1) and Terriers (4-0), respectively.
  • As members of the ECAC, the teams met at least once a year for the next 19 years until BU joined Hockey East for the 1984-85 season.
  • The Terriers are 10-7-2 in the 19 meetings that have taken place since they moved to Hockey East.
  • When the teams faced off this past January at Agganis Arena, it was the first on-campus contest between the two schools since Dec. 1, 2002, when the Terriers traveled to Lynah Rink in Ithaca.

SCOUTING THE BIG RED

  • Cornell was ranked as high as No. 7 at the beginning of the month but has since gone on a four-game winless streak, including three straight losses entering Saturday.
  • The Big Red most recently dropped an 8-4 decision at Quinnipiac on Nov. 17 and fell in overtime at Princeton, 2-1, the next night.
  • Senior Gabriel Seger leads Cornell in both goals (6) and points (10).
  • Freshman Ben Robertson paces the Big Red with eight assists.
  • Junior goaltender Ian Shane has started seven of Cornell’s eight games this season.
  • He is 4-1-1 with a .908 save percentage and a 1.77 goals-against average.





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