Junior forward Cam Donaldson scored once and added an assist ahead of freshman forward Ben Tupker’s first collegiate goal, as the Cornell men’s hockey team gutted out a 3-1 victory over Northern Michigan on Saturday to win a high-octane non-league series at Lynah Rink.
Junior goaltender Matthew Galajda made 29 saves to earn the victory for Cornell (13-1-3), which entered the weekend ranked first in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, though came out of Friday’s first game against 17th-ranked Northern Michigan (13-8-3) with a 2-2 tie. Sixteen of Galajda’s stops came in a first period that saw the Wildcats firing on all cylinders, but Galajda’s efforts had the Big Red even at 1 entering the first intermission. Junior defenseman Alex Green scored Cornell’s first goal just 64 seconds into the game.
Top-ranked men's hockey grinds out a 3-1 win over Northern Michigan to push its unbeaten streak to six games! Ben Tupker with his first collegiate goal in the third to give the Big Red some breathing room. #YellCornell (?: Ned Dykes/Cornell Athletics) pic.twitter.com/gftmj16olB
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