I think it might have something to do with making sure the ice is frozen enough to support all those big brains, but no matter the reason the Cornell Big Red begin their exhibition season later than any hockey team in captivity.
Tonight they host Windsor University (great, I didn’t even know they had a university. I already feel stupid) at Ithica, NY and tomorrow night it’s a very good U.S. Under 18 National Team.
Cornell begins their regular season on July 1.
I’ll be paying close attention to young Riley Nash this season for two reasons. He’s a talented center with a wide range of skills and he’s enough of his own man to have irritated Kevin Prendergast. Seems Nash likes college and those girls in the great big “C” sweaters, whereas KP would prefer the young man ride buses and eat at Denny’s.
He’s already a favorite.