Kyle Rankin Nets Two In Princeton’s Loss To Cornell

Princeton men’s hockey fell to Cornell on Saturday night, with Kyle Rankin scoring both goals.

The teams swapped scores for the first two periods, before Holden Anderson gave the Big Red (10-10-3, 8-7-1 ECAC) the permanent lead six minutes into the third. Jake Weidner added the empty net goal en route to Cornell’s 4-2 victory.

Quin Pompi and Mike Ambrosia added assists for the Tigers (3-17-2, 1-14-1 ECAC), who now occupy the 12th spot in the ECAC.

Thanks to his first multi-goal game, Rankin has three tallies, tying a previous career high. His nine points surpass his previous record of six points, which he recorded in his first two seasons.

Colton Phinney made 25 stops, as Princeton was outshot 29-19 on the night. The Tigers scored on one of their four power play chances, and killed off both penalties.

Matt Nelson and Joe Grabowski returned the lineup after missing Friday’s game via a “team decision.” Freshman forward Eric Robinson did not play.

Madison Dias gave Cornell the 1-0 lead 2:11 minutes into the game, but Rankin tied it three minutes later. Just 1:23 after that, Christian Hilbrich regained the Big Red lead. Rankin scored the only goal of the second period.

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