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The Ithaca Stars were an amateur hockey team based in Ithaca, New York. They were founded in the spring of 1974 and joined the New York Amateur Hockey League for 1974-75. The team played until 1980.

The following was written on a forum by the team's publicist and general manager:

"The Stars began in the spring of 1974, as an outgrowth of a local men's hockey league. They played in a couple of tournaments that spring. In the fall, they joined with the Auburn Cayugas, the Potsdam Pioneers, and the Copper City Chiefs (Rome) to form the New York State Hockey League. The league didn't last very long, but the Stars survived for six seasons, 1974-75 through 1979-80, playing around 20 games a season against a variety of teams, including various Canadian intermediate and senior-level teams, college teams like Elmira, Army, and the Cornell junior varsity, the St. Nick's hockey club, and the Montreal Canadien Old-Timers.

Laing Kennedy coached the team for several seasons. Pete Tufford was the star player. At one time or another, the team had many other former Cornell players like Ted Coviello, Bill Duthie, Doug Marrett, Bill Murray, and Murray Death, as well as players from other colleges, like Al MacCormack (St. Lawrence), Pat Wright (Vermont), Rick Hasse (St. Lawrence), and Bob McManama (Harvard). Former Ithaca High, Ithaca College, and Cornell JV players filled out the roster, along with occasional players from Syracuse, Cortland, or wherever we could find them."

Results

1973-74
  • 3/30: Ithaca Stars - Lindsay Jets (ON) 8:4
1974-75

(non-league results)

  • 11/3: Ithaca Stars - Gananoque (ON) 12:9
  • 11/9: Ithaca Stars - Buffalo All-Stars 7:5
  • 12/14: Ithaca Stars - Buffalo Holiday All-Stars 22:1
  • 1/11: Ithaca Stars - Cornwall (ON) 12:2
  • 2/2: Ithaca Stars - Auburn Flames 13:3
  • 2/7: Elmira College - Ithaca Stars 5:3
  • 3/8: Ithaca Stars - St. Catharine's Hornets (ON) 6:4
  • 3/15: Ithaca Stars - Auburn Flames 12:4
1975-76
  • 10/25: Montreal Canadien Old Timers - Ithaca Stars 5:3
  • 11/1: Ithaca Stars - Massena Wings 21:1
  • 11/8: Ithaca Stars - New York St. Nicholas 4:2
  • 11/15: Ithaca Stars - Rockland Colonials 8:5
  • 11/22: Ithaca Stars - Copper City Chiefs 9:5
  • 11/29: Ithaca Stars - Cornwall Hubs (ON) 8:5
  • 12/6: Ithaca Stars - St. Catharines Hornets (ON) 6:1
  • 12/13: Ithaca Stars - Lanark Mohawks (ON) 9:7
  • 1/3: Ithaca Stars - Rochester Metros 9:6
  • 2/6: Copper City Chiefs - Ithaca Stars 8:7
  • 2/7: Ithaca Stars - Rochester Metros 10:4
  • 2/13: Cornell JV - Ithaca Stars 7:6
  • 2/14: Thorold Athletics (ON) - Ithaca Stars 8:5
  • 2/21: Copper City Chiefs - Ithaca Stars 20:4
  • 2/28: Montreal Ter-Val - Ithaca Stars 5:1 - Molson International Tournament
1976-77
  • 10/22: Ithaca Stars - Gananoque (ON) 7:4
  • 10/30: Ithaca Stars - London Rae-J's (ON) 8:5
  • 11/6: Ithaca Stars - Royal Canadian Mounted Police 17:1
  • 11/19: Ithaca Stars - Copper City Chiefs 7:4
  • 11/27: Copper City Chiefs - Ithaca Stars 9:5
  • 12/18: Ithaca Stars - London Rae-J's (ON) 14:8
  • 1/7: Ithaca Stars - Copper City Chiefs 8:4
  • 1/15: Ithaca Stars - New Jersey Colonials 11:2
  • 1/22: Ithaca Stars - New Jersey Rockets 6:3
  • 1/23: Ithaca Stars - New Jersey Colonials 3:3
  • 2/5: Ithaca Stars - Cornell JV 6:4
  • 2/7: Ithaca Stars - Cornell JV 6:6
  • 2/12: Copper City Chiefs - Ithaca Stars 10:7
  • 2/19: Ithaca Stars - Boston Budweiser Kings 10:6 - Molson International Tournament
  • 2/19: Loyola Grads - Ithaca Stars 4:2 - "
  • 2/26: Thorold Athletics (ON) - Ithaca Stars 5:4
  • 3/19: Ithaca Stars - London Chiefs (ON) 10:4 - Ithaca Invitational Tournament
  • 3/20: Ithaca Stars - Potsdam Pioneers 9:6 - "
1977-78
  • 10/29: Ithaca Stars - Pembroke 76ers (ON) 5:2
  • 11/5: Ithaca Stars - Lucan-Ilderton Jets (ON) 8:3
  • 11/12: Army Cadets - Ithaca Stars 5:4
  • 11/25: Ithaca Stars - Copper City Chiefs 11:3
  • 11/29: Ithaca Stars - Cornell JV 6:4
  • 12/3: Embrun Panthers (ON) - Ithaca Stars 12:4
  • 12/4: Pembroke 76ers (ON) - Ithaca Stars 9:5
  • 12/17: Ithaca Stars - Potsdam Pioneers 8:6
  • 1/7: Ithaca Stars - Fulton Razorbacks 21:0
  • 1/13: Ithaca Stars - Copper City Chiefs 16:3
  • 1/28: Copper City Chiefs - Ithaca Stars 9:5
  • 2/4: Ithaca Stars - Potsdam Pioneers 6:4
  • 2/11: Port Colborne Sailors (ON) - Ithaca Stars 9:8
  • 2/24: Ithaca Stars - Fulton Razorbacks 22:3
  • 3/11: Ithaca Stars - Elmira 13:5
1978-79
  • 10/28: Ithaca Stars - Toronto Coxwell Sports 5:4
  • 11/4: Port Colborne Sailors (ON) - Ithaca Stars 7:3
  • 11/11: Ithaca Stars - Morrisburg Golden Knights (ON) 5:5
  • 11/26: Cornell JV - Ithaca Stars 10:5
  • 12/2: Ithaca Stars - Copper City Chiefs 6:3
  • 12/9: Ithaca Stars - Elmira Hockey Club 12:10
  • 1/5: Ithaca Stars - Oswego Gulls 18:2
  • 1/13: Potsdam Pioneers - Ithaca Stars 5:2
  • 1/27: Toronto Coxwell Sports - Ithaca Stars 8:4
  • 2/3: Copper City Chiefs' - Ithaca Stars 11:6
  • 2/16: Ithaca Stars - Toronto Coxwell Sports 9:4
  • 2/20: Cornell JV - Ithaca Stars 13:1
  • 2/23: Copper City Chiefs - Ithaca Stars 7:4
1979-80
  • 11/10: Pembroke 76ers (ON) - Ithaca Stars 12:7
  • 11/24: Garden State Rockets - Ithaca Stars 8:3
  • 12/1: Morrisburg Golden Knights (ON) - Ithaca Stars 6:4
  • 12/8: Elmira College JV - Ithaca Stars 7:6
  • 12/15: Ithaca Stars - Port Colborne Super Sports (ON) 7:6 OT
  • 1/12: Potsdam Pioneers - Ithaca Stars 12:4
  • 1/26: Potsdam Pioneers - Ithaca Stars 12:1
  • 1/30: Cornell JV - Ithaca Stars 9:2
  • 2/2: Elmira College JV - Ithaca Stars 8:5
  • 2/9: Copper City Chiefs - Ithaca Stars 9:1
  • 2/23: Ithaca Stars - Copper City Chiefs 10:10
  • 3/1: Garden State Rockets - Ithaca Stars

Sources

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