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Clarkson president Tony Collins and the Golden Knight welcome the team with high fives. Photo: David Sommerstein
Clarkson president Tony Collins and the Golden Knight welcome the team with high fives. Photo: David Sommerstein

Clarkson Golden Knights bring championship trophy to Potsdam

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The Clarkson womens' hockey team came home to hugs and cheers yesterday. The Golden Knights defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers for the North Country's first Division I national championship.

Hundreds of fans met at Cheel Arena in Potsdam.

Senior and most valuable player Jamie Lee Rattray and her teammates passed the NCAA trophy on their home ice. "Coming home today and coming through the whole North Country,"Rattray told the crowd, "these girls are so proud to bring it back here. We have a such a great community here and I couldn't be more excited to bring this back to Clarkson. Thank you."

David Sommerstein was there and captured the sounds of the celebration (click "Listen" to hear the story.)

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Clarkson Knights skated with the public following the ceremony and signed autographs. Photo: David Sommerstein
Clarkson Knights skated with the public following the ceremony and signed autographs. Photo: David Sommerstein

Turns out the Knights weren’t the only ones celebrating. Fans strapped on skates for a victory lap on the ice. Among them was the Girls’ 12-and-under Potsdam Ice Storm hockey team, which just won the state championship. The Clarkson women had recently given the girls a pep talk before their victory run.

"Potsdam, New York is for champions!" the girls said.

Members of the Potsdam Ice Storm girls hockey team - state champions this year. Photo: David Sommerstein
Members of the Potsdam Ice Storm girls hockey team - state champions this year. Photo: David Sommerstein

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