Cornell University

Men's Hockey will Battle Michigan at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, November 24, 2012

With three wildly successful sold-out games at Madison Square Garden in 2007, 2009 and 2011, Cornell's Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education Andy Noel has announced that the men's hockey team will return to the "world's most famous arena" for a game dubbed "The Frozen Apple" against the University of Michigan Nov. 24.

The non-conference NCAA Division I men's ice hockey matchup features perennial powers in a rematch of an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal in March, which culminated with an overtime goal for the victorious Big Red.

Both schools have proud college hockey traditions with significant ties to each other in both the immediate and distant past. The all-time series is tied, 3-3-1, with the last clash coming in an NCAA game March 23. Top-seeded Michigan took an early lead, but the Big Red won the game 3:35 into overtime on a rebound goal.

Tickets for The Frozen Apple will go on sale at 10 a.m., Monday, June 25, through Cornell's athletic ticket site or through Ticketmaster, with the best selection for Cornell fans available through

Fans will have the opportunity to buy tickets in any of the following categories: Best Available, University of Michigan Fan Section or the Cornell Fan Section. Student tickets will be available at a discounted rate at the box office at Michigan and at the Cornell Athletic Ticket Office in Bartels Hall.