Forever Faithful

Celebrating the Greatest Moments of Cornell Hockey
Foreword by Ken Dryden

"I remember our teams. We were good in 1968, better in 1969, but the best team I ever played on was in 1967. . . . That team may or may not be the greatest in Cornell history. It was not the most legendary—the unbeaten, untied 1970 team was—but it was surely the most important. It showed that an eastern team could win, that a nonscholarship school could win, that Cornell could win. Maybe most of all, I remember the fans. The ones who camped out overnight in raw Ithaca weather to get their season tickets. The ones that went on the road with us, to Christmas tournaments in Boston or New York, and the two or three thousand who sounded like ten thousand at the ECACs in Boston Garden. They taught us a life lesson—always do what you do where it matters."—from the Foreword by Ken Dryden '69

Forever Faithful celebrates the history of Cornell hockey, focusing on twenty-four memorable games played by the men's and women’s teams since the opening of Lynah Rink in 1957. The foreword was written by Ken Dryden (Cornell ’69), who led the Big Red team to its first NCAA championship in 1967, won six Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. The narrative begins with an early history of the program, when games were played outdoors on Beebe Lake, and moves on to chapters celebrating the rituals and traditions of the Lynah Faithful and the key rivalries of both the men’s and women’s teams. Game accounts follow, each one featuring insights from coaches and players who were involved and illustrated by many color and black-and-white photographs of the players and game action. The book concludes with an appendix that lists key statistics and accomplishments of the men’s and women’s programs.

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