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Mike Boldt, Cup keeper.
Mike Boldt, Cup keeper.

Heard Up North: The Stanley Cup's Keeper

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
Annie Guay slaps a shot (Photo:  SLU Sports)
Annie Guay slaps a shot (Photo: SLU Sports)

St. Lawrence Saints fight for berth in women's Frozen Four

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
Senators fans crowd Festival Plaza outside Ottawa's City Hall
Senators fans crowd Festival Plaza outside Ottawa's City Hall

Sens fans rally for Stanley Cup

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

It's Senators vs. Sabres...

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

Buffalo kids pen Sabres poetry

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

Sabres face Senators in NHL eastern finals

Hockey fans in Ottawa--and Buffalo--got play-off results to cheer about over the weekend. Lucy Martin reports.  Go to full article
Saints defenseman Kerri Wallace (PHOTO:  Nancie Battaglia, courtesy SLU)
Saints defenseman Kerri Wallace (PHOTO: Nancie Battaglia, courtesy SLU)

Plattsburgh women cap champ season, St. Lawrence Saints fall short

This weekend was the best of times and the worst of times for North Country hockey fans. The Plattsburgh State women's Cardinals won the Division 3 NCAA tournament on their home ice at Stafford Arena. They beat Middlebury two goals to one to cap an undefeated season. The story wasn't so bright for St. Lawrence University. On Friday afternoon, the men's and the women's teams were playing at the exact same time with the exact same results. The men's Saint's lost four goals to zero in an upset loss to Quinnippiac at the ECAC tournament in Albany. They went on to beat Darmouth for third place. The women's Saints also lost four goals to zero, facing the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals at the Frozen Four tournament in Lake Placid. That defeat that eliminated them from the tournament. As Brian Mann reports, the powerhouse Wisconsin team went on to claim the national championship for a second year in a row.  Go to full article
SLU forward Sabrina Harbec (Source:  SLU)
SLU forward Sabrina Harbec (Source: SLU)

Frozen Four hockey: St. Lawrence women face rematch with top-ranked Wisconsin

The St. Lawrence University women's hockey team will get a second chance tonight against the number-one ranked Wisconsin Badgers. Last year, the Badgers edged the Saints in the semifinals of the Frozen Four championship. The Wisconsin squad went on to win the national title. This year, the tournament comes to Lake Placid. As Brian Mann reports, both teams say the rematch will be a major showdown.  Go to full article

Big hockey weekend ahead

It's a big weekend for college hockey. The women's National Championships - the Frozen Four - hits the ice in Lake Placid. And the men of the Eastern Conference play six, sudden-death games in Albany to determine League Champion. St Lawrence University teams are in both finals. The Clarkson University men's team will also be going to the capital. On Friday, we'll look at the women's Frozen Four. Today, we'll get a preview of the men's League Championship games. Jonathan Brown asked St Lawrence color commentator Wally Johnson about his team.  Go to full article

Hockey ECAC finals could draw big crowds

The prospect of a Clarkson/St Lawrence final is a big draw for fans, according to League Commissioner Steve Hagwell.  Go to full article

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