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Heard up North: End of the Ice Age

The St Lawrence Women's Hockey team's long playoff success delayed the inevitable. But now their season is over, the ice at Appleton Arena is coming down. Steve White bids the ice farewell.  Go to full article
Bob Ahlfeld, a.k.a. 'Sports Bob', can be heard on WGIX and other commercial radio stations out of Ogdensburg.
Bob Ahlfeld, a.k.a. 'Sports Bob', can be heard on WGIX and other commercial radio stations out of Ogdensburg.

Sports Bob: SLU in "Final Four" NCAA Women's Hockey Championships

The NCAA Women's Hockey championships are this weekend in Minnesota. St Lawrence joins three other teams to compete in the "Frozen Four" - Hockey's equivalent to basketball's 'final four.' It's been called the frozen four since 1999, ever since someone at the NCAA coined the phrase.

Even Sports Bob wasn't quite sure who came up with the name.  Go to full article
Bob Ahlfeld
Bob Ahlfeld

Sports Bob: Hockey Update

Sports Bob discusses hockey on the high school and college level. And, why he listens to public radio. Bob Ahlfeld works for WGIX and other commercial stations in Ogdensburg.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Zamboni Heaven

Mike Ross, of Ogdensburg, is a new zamboni driver at St Lawrence University. One night, after practice, he squatted in the snow outside Appleton Arena and showed Gregory Warner "the pattern."  Go to full article

Heard up North: Remembering a "Legend"

SUNY Canton Student GOvernment is bringing some of the biggest stars in the history of hockey to Canton. Les Legendes du Hockey will play against a group of local players to raise money for recent renovations at the Canton Pavillion. The game will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 22nd in Appleton Arena. The Legends team includes hockey greats such as Guy Lafleur, Andre Moose Dupont, Stephane Matteau and others. Paul Flanigan, SLU Women's Coach, once watched these players breathlessly on television. On Sunday he'll play against them. He recalled this memory from 1972.  Go to full article
Arch-rivals Clarkson Golden Knights (left) and SLU Skating Saints
Arch-rivals Clarkson Golden Knights (left) and SLU Skating Saints

North Country Rivals Face Off in Potsdam

Across North America, it's been a long, quiet winter for National Hockey League fans. But Division I college hockey has kept North Country fans in the action. Last Saturday night was one of the signature events of the season - the twice annual rivalry match between the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints and the Clarkson University Golden Knights. Neither team is having a stellar season. The Saints came into the game with an 11-9 record, but were riding a four-game winning streak. The Knights languished near the bottom of the ECAC at 6-13. But that didn't stop Canton and Potsdam faithful from packing Clarkson's Cheel Arena. David Sommerstein took his seat just as the game was about to start. The Clarkson Knight mascot literally jumped out of the zamboni, the lights dimmed low, and the players burst onto the ice... In the end, SLU clobbered Clarkson, 7-2.  Go to full article

How are Canadians Coping Without NHL Hockey?

Canadians have now endured more than three months without professional hockey. Team owners in the National Hockey League have shut the league down. They want the players to agree to a cap on their salaries. The players have refused. At this point, it looks like there may not be a hockey season at all. Karen Kelly talked to people on Bank Street in Ottawa to find out how they're coping.  Go to full article
2003-3004 St. Lawrence Saints
2003-3004 St. Lawrence Saints

Saints Ready for 'Frozen Four'

While much of the country is focused on March Madness and the Men's college basketball Final Four, St. Lawrence University hockey fans will be paying more attention to this weekend's NCAA Division I women's 'Frozen Four' Tournament in Providence, Rhode Island. The Women Saints are seeded third behind #1 Minnesota and #2 Harvard. The Saints play Harvard Friday night at 8, a team that battered them just last weekend 6-1. David Sommerstein spoke with head coach Paul Flanagan. He says the team's success starts at the net with goalie Rachel Barrie. The senior has won the ECAC's "goaltender of the year" 3 years straight.  Go to full article

Miracle Previews In Lake Placid

The film Miracle opens today in the North Country. The movie is Disney's potrayal of the legendary 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid. There was a gala screening of the film last night, attended by Gov. Pataki and by members of the US team that made history by beating the Soviets. As Brian Mann reports, the movie catches a moment when Lake Placid's history was world history.  Go to full article
<i>Miracle</i> debuts in Lake Placid Feb. 5
Miracle debuts in Lake Placid Feb. 5

Lake Placid Gets First Look At Miracle

A new movie about the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid wasn't filmed in the Adirondacks, but the Walt Disney picture will have an early screening in the Olympic village early next month, featuring some of the game's biggest heroes. Martha Foley has details.  Go to full article

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