Harvard will take on Cornell at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 24 in the "Frozen Apple" game. Tickets go on sale next Tuesday (May 1). (Courtesy MSG)
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Harvard men's ice hockey will return to Madison Square Garden this fall on Thanksgiving weekend, as the Crimson will take on Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the "Frozen Apple" game.
"We are looking forward to our return to Madison Square Garden this fall for what should be another memorable experience for our student-athletes," said Ted Donato, The Robert D. Ziff '88 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Ice Hockey. "For Harvard men's ice hockey, playing our rival Cornell in one of the most historic hockey venues in the world will clearly be something we're excited to be a part of."
The game will mark the 153rd meeting between Harvard and Cornell in men's ice hockey and the first ever meeting between the two teams at Madison Square Garden. Harvard and Cornell will meet three times next year with the "Frozen Apple" game a non-conference contest. Harvard has played at Madison Square Garden three times in the last five seasons, taking on Yale in 2014 and 2015, and Quinnipiac in 2016.
"There has been an overwhelming response to college hockey at Madison Square Garden for over 10 years and it all started with Cornell University," said Joel Fisher, executive vice president, Marquee Events. "We are excited to welcome back the Big Red and their great fan base for this thrilling match up against longstanding Ivy League rival, Harvard University in the 'Frozen Apple' on November 24."
Tickets for The Frozen Apple will go on sale at 10 a.m. next Tuesday (May 1) via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).