In addition to the plethora of Cornellians who have played in the NHL for seasons and seasons, but several more recent alumni have made a splash in the NHL. Class of 2012 alumnus Sean Collins made his NHL debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Riley Nash was recalled for the Carolina Hurricanes, and class of 2010 alumnus Ben Scrivens, who has been playing for Toronto all season, posted not only his first NHL shutout, but back-to-back 3-0 shutouts for the Maple Leafs, one night against fellow '10 alumnus Colin Greening. WAFT does not take a side when it comes to pro-games, but we do support Cornellians in the NHL. As Ben Scrivens tweeted, #LeagueisturningRED.
Outdoor Games Ahoy
This weekend, two outdoor games were played at Soldier Field. Miami vs. Notre Dame and Minnesota vs. Wisconsin. As outdoor hockey games become more and more common in college hockey, it begs the question of when Cornell will host its first modern-era outdoor game.
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It seems that Hockey East and future Hockey East members are being suspended left and right. BC's Kevin Hayes was suspended indefinitely by Jerry York for a violation of team rules. BU's Alex Privitera has been suspended indefinitely by Jack Parker for "on-ice discipline problems." Notre Dame's Jared Beers was also suspended indefinitely following an arrest. Are coaches being stricter or are players testing their boundaries more?
Colgate's Spiro Goulakos is one of the strongest people in college hockey, bar none. It was recently announced that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. In addition to fighting that battle, he is still playing for the Colgate Raiders. He dressed and played against Dartmouth. As a player, as a student, as a person, Spiro Goulakos is admirable and we, and the rest of the Lynah Faithful, wish Goulakos the best and are proud he's a member of the ECAC.