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Early this month I blogged there might be some faint light glimmering in the dark tunnel of this fall’s National Hockey League’s lock-out. But no, not so fast! While more talks did take place, they didn’t seem to...
The New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators split 2 games at Madsion Square Garden in the first-round Eastern Conference series this past week. It all comes Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place for game 3 tonight. And media reports, like this article...
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Mar 01, 2010 — Canadians celebrated the thrilling gold medal victory across the country last night. On Rue St. Laurent in downtown Montreal, cars paraded uptown with Canadian flags flying. The party spilled out of Champs Sports Bar for today's Heard Up North. Go to full article
Alexandria Bay, NY, Jan 06, 2010 — A professional hockey team is coming to the Thousand Islands. today at 1 pm at Bonnie Castle resort in Alexandria Bay, officials will unveil the colors and logo of the Thousand Island Privateers. The franchise will compete with teams in Ottawa, Rome, and Danbury, Connecticut in the new single-A Federal Hockey League. The Privateers' home ice will be in the Bonnie Castle recreation center in Alexandria Bay. A 60-game schedule begins in November 2010. Nicole Kirnan-Hall is the Privateers' owner. She was assistant captain of the St. Lawrence Saints team that went to the first-ever women's Frozen Four in 2001. She has since coached college hockey and owns two hockey-related businesses in Westchester County. Kirnan-Hall told David Sommerstein the Privateers' name comes from the Thousand Islands' smuggling and War of 1812 history. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Canton, NY, Dec 04, 2009 — One of the North Country's biggest college hockey fans has written a book that profiles the hockey tradition at St. Lawrence University. Todd Moe talks with Robert Graham about his book, Go Saints! The Saga of St. Lawrence University Hockey. Graham, who lives near Massena, discovered a love of hockey as a student at St. Lawrence in the 1950s. He says his book is the story of men's and women's college hockey at St. Lawrence that's evolved into tradition. Graham will sign copies of his book from 1-3 pm Saturday at the Brewer Bookstore in Canton Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Canton, NY, Nov 12, 2009 — Bob McKenzie is the NHL analyst for the cable sports network, TSN and one of the most well-known hockey personalities in North America. His oldest son, Michael, is a senior forward on the St. Lawrence men's team. McKenzie has profiled his dedication to the game and his passion for his family in a new book, "Hockey Dad: True Confessions of a (Crazy?) Hockey Parent". He told Todd Moe that it's a slice of life of minor hockey culture. Bob McKenzie will sign copies of his book at the Brewer Bookstore from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday. Go to full article
Sep 05, 2008 — Yesterday was a big sports day for Ogdensburg. Native son and professional hockey player Jimmy Howard brought the Stanley Cup home. Howard played goalie for four games for the Detroit Red Wings during their championship campaign last year. David Sommerstein was at Howard's alma mater when the trophy arrived and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Sep 05, 2008 — Our Stanley Cup coverage isn't quite finished. One man is tasked with the responsibility of travelling around the world with the Cup, keeping it from harm's way - like the trophy's own secret service. Of course, that man was in Ogdensburg yesterday, and he's today's Heard Up North. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 14, 2008 — The women's college hockey season heads into the postseason this weekend, with the country's top teams competing for berths in the Frozen Four. Once again, St. Lawrence University is chasing a national championship. With just two thousand students, St. Lawrence has found a way to compete head-to-head with Ivy League schools, and with big state programs like Wisconsin and Minnesota. But as Brian Mann reports, St. Lawrence is under pressure this season to prove that they can win the big games. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
May 28, 2007 — The puck drops at 8 tonight. The best in the East will meet the best in the West, as the Ottawa Senators open against the Anaheim Ducks in California. The two young teams are both seeking their first Stanley Cup victory. In Ottawa last week, fans camped out for days to buy home-arena tickets, which sold out in just four minutes. Thursday, thousands took over Festival Plaza at City Hall for a downtown lunchtime rally. Lucy Martin joined the jubilant crowd. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
May 14, 2007 — The Ottawa Senators have turned the tables on their division rival and longtime playoff nemesis, the Buffalo Sabres. The Senators returned home with a 2-to-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals after a gutty 4-3 double-overtime victory at Buffalo on Saturday. That puts Ottawa in a prime position to erase the lingering memories of being eliminated by Buffalo in its three previous playoff meetings, including a second-round loss last year. The excitement's growing in Ottawa. Even at a country church's plant and bake sale, Lucy Martin had no trouble finding high hopes for the ultimate goal: the Stanley Cup. Go to full article
by NCPR News
May 14, 2007 — With Buffalo down 0-2 in the Sabres' series with the Senators, Sabres fans are getting desperate. But the results haven't gotten a group of children from a Buffalo charter school down. They've written rhymes about their favorite players, like captain Chris Drury, center Derek Roy, and goalie Ryan Miller. Eileen Buckley from public radio station WBFO in Buffalo sent us some hocker fever... Go to full article