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March 16, 2012

Harvard Advances Past Cornell to Book a Place in the ECAC Hockey Championship Game

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ATLANTIC CITY
, N.J. -- Alex Killorn and Marshall Everson scored two goals as the No. 19 Harvard men's hockey team scored twice in each period in a 6-1 defeat of No. 13 Cornell in Friday night's ECAC Hockey Championship semifinals at Boardwalk Hall, bringing the Crimson within one win of its ninth league tournament title and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Third-seeded Harvard (13-9-11) will face top-seeded Union, ranked sixth nationally, in the final Saturday at 7:30 p.m. It will be the Crimson's seventh title-game appearance in the last 11 years, as Harvard's win Friday was its seventh straight in the semifinals. The Dutchmen had a blowout win of their own Friday, 6-2 against fourth-seeded Colgate in the first semifinal.

The Big Red will play in Saturday's consolation game against fourth-seeded Colgate. It's a rematch of the 2008 consolation game, but there's a lot more than pride on the line. Cornell's chances of receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament would be greatly increased with a win Saturday.