Monday, November 10, 2014

Cornell coach Mike Schafer has choice words for Rand Pecknold

Quinnipiac's 1-0 win over Cornell Saturday night featured a late game-winning goal, a handshake line scuffle and an angry Mike Schafer.

In a postgame interview with a Quinnipiac student reporter outside the visiting locker room at High Point Solutions Arena, Schafer railed against Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold in an expletive-filled tirade.

QBSN has the full audio.

But here's the money quote. And by money quote, we mean the line that should lead the ECAC (and Cornell) to suspend Schafer for a game or two. "I guess my first comment, and I want it to be loud and clear, I think what their coach did was a f***ing classless a**hole."

Schafer apparently overheard Pecknold asking referees for an embellishment call on Cole Bardreau after the Cornell player was head headfirst into the boards by Quinnipiac forward Matthew Peca. Peca was issued a 5-minute major for hitting from behind and game misconduct.

When the game was over, Schafer exchanged angry words with Pecknold on the ice. A handshake line scuffle between players followed. “You wonder why the guys were pissed at the end at center ice," Schafer says. "It’s not the kids. They take the lead from us, so yeah I contributed to it because I’m pissed off at their coach at the end of the game for being such an a**hole.”

The teams next play on Feb. 6 at Cornell's Lynah Rink.


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