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Mike Thompson at home with "daddy's girl", 2 year-old Stella.
Mike Thompson at home with "daddy's girl", 2 year-old Stella.

Mohawk goalie channels tradition into lacrosse playoffs

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The hockey and basketball playoffs are at full throttle. But there's another professional sport deep in the title series - the national lacrosse league. Tomorrow, the Buffalo Bandits, one of the league's winningest franchises, takes on the Toronto Rock in the semifinals. The Bandits are led by goalie Mike Thompson, a Mohawk who lives in Akwesasne. Thompson's had an incredible year and an incredible career, having won both major North American lacrosse championships. David Sommerstein visited him at home and has this profile.

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A momento from Mike's first Mann Cup victory last summer.  Photo by Randi Rourke Barreiro.

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