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Union College Dutchmen playing Yale in February, 2014. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/12400205764/">Doug Kerr</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Union College Dutchmen playing Yale in February, 2014. Photo: Doug Kerr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Parade honors Union College's hockey championship

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) Union College's championship hockey team is being honored with a parade in their home city.

The parade from Union's Schenectady campus to city hall several blocks away will be held Thursday afternoon. It will honor Union's win over Minnesota on Saturday for its first NCAA title.  Go to full article
The Plattsburgh Cardinals after their big win on Saturday. Photo via <a href="http://www.gocardinalsports.com/index.aspx?path=whockey">SUNY Plattsburgh</a>.
The Plattsburgh Cardinals after their big win on Saturday. Photo via SUNY Plattsburgh.

SUNY Plattsburgh: the other big North Country victory

While Clarkson was duking it out for the Division I championship on Sunday, the Division III Women's Ice Hockey team at SUNY Plattsburgh was already celebrating.

Over the weekend, the Cardinals beat Norwich University, 9-2, for their third national title.  Go to full article
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

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.)  Go to full article
Photo by Ting-Li Wang, courtesy Clarkson University.
Photo by Ting-Li Wang, courtesy Clarkson University.

Clarkson hockey wins first national title

The Clarkson womens hockey team is a national champion. The Golden Knights upset the two-time champion Minnesota Gophers 5 to 4 at the NCAA Division I Frozen Four yesterday.  Go to full article
Sydney Aveson stopped 37 of the 39 shots she faced in Plattsburgh State's 9-2 win over Norwich. Photo via <a href="http://www.gocardinalsports.com/news/2014/3/22/WHOCKEY_0322141839.aspx?path=whockey">SUNY Plattsburgh</a>
Sydney Aveson stopped 37 of the 39 shots she faced in Plattsburgh State's 9-2 win over Norwich. Photo via SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh women score Division III ice hockey title

Plattsburgh State women won their national Division Three hockey championship this weekend, beating Norwich 9-2 in the final Saturday.

Ali Vakos, Chelsea VanGlahn and Bridget Balisy combined for 11 to earn the Cardinals' third national crown -- on home ice at the Stafford Ice Arena Saturday night.  Go to full article
Team USA Captain Zach Parise. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfie/4376313059/sizes/z/in/photolist-7EHKpr-aEfgYb/">Christine Grabig</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Team USA Captain Zach Parise. Photo: Christine Grabig, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

U.S.-Canada showdown in men's hockey today in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) One day after the Canadians beat the Americans in a thrilling gold medal game in women's hockey, the men from both hockey powers square off in a semifinal.  Go to full article
Young spectators at a pond hockey game on the Raquette River in Potsdam. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Young spectators at a pond hockey game on the Raquette River in Potsdam. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Ogdensburg's River Shiver to feature Pond Hockey Classic

The Ogdensburg Hockey League is organizing the 1st Annual St. Lawrence River Pond Hockey Classic.

They'll skate February 22 and 23 at the City Marina in Ogdensburg.  Go to full article
Jimmy Howard in the net. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19915432@N00/4546459610/">MPR529</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Jimmy Howard in the net. Photo: MPR529, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ogdensburg native tries to stay healthy for Sochi

In these last weeks before the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, we're taking a closer look at the athletes with ties to the North Country.

Jimmy Howard, an Ogdensburg native, is the starting goalie for the Detroit Red Wings. The day after a tough shootout loss in the NHL's showcase game, the outdoor Winter Classic, Howard got some good news.

He was named one of three goalies on the roster for the USA hockey team. "I remember my first Olympics watching in 1994, Lillehammer," Howard told reporters. "It's always been a dream to play for an Olympic team, after getting a first taste with the under-18 program. Wearing that jersey every single day, I had the realization of just what an honor and how special it really is."  Go to full article
Penants flying over Frontier FIeld in Rochester. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonflyeye/2750961656/">Thomas Belknap</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Penants flying over Frontier FIeld in Rochester. Photo: Thomas Belknap, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Rochester stadium to host 10-day hockey festival

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Rochester's downtown minor league stadium is set to host the first outdoor game ever played by the city's professional hockey team.

Crews have been working for weeks to transform Frontier Field into the Frozen Frontier, home of the 10-day outdoor hockey festival that starts on Friday night with the Rochester Americans hosting the Lake Erie Monsters in an American Hockey League matchup.  Go to full article
Empty ice, empty stands. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/goatlegsf/">Brian Dooley</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Empty ice, empty stands. Photo: Brian Dooley, CC some rights reserved

Ottawa hockey fans bemoan NHL lockout

It was a grim weekend in Canada and across hockey country. The National Hockey League canceled its first regular season games as players and owners face off in a lockout. At the Royal Oak Pub on Bank Street in Ottawa, fans were disappointed.

Some sided with the players, others with the owners, but everyone agreed the absence of hockey had left a big hole in their lives--and in some cases, in their businesses. One said, "I am a hardcore NHL hockey fan, and...right now I literally don't care. They've broken my heart, and I don't care."  Go to full article

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