The Crimson Sports Staff
Friday's bout with the Big Green marks the third consecutive year in which the two Ivy League rivals will duel to start the campaign.
The Harvard men's hockey team skated past then-No. 15 Cornell last weekend — but they couldn't pull it off again the second time around. The team dropped a home contest to longtime rival Cornell Saturday night.
Fifty years ago, Harvard and Yale played to a 29-29 tie in one of the rivalry's most storied contests — spurring one of the most iconic Crimson headlines of all time. This year, with both teams out of contention for the Ivy League crown, pride is the only thing on the line.
For the first time since last season's ECAC semifinals, the Harvard men's hockey team is staring at a must-win matchup.