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Local Colleges Applaud NCAA Vote

St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities are breathing a sigh of relief after the NCAA shot down a proposal yesterday that could have endangered their thriving hockey programs. David Sommerstein has more on the story.  Go to full article
Photo by Tara LaFredo
Photo by Tara LaFredo

Local Colleges to Fight Division III Proposal

Last month, North Country sports fans were shocked to learn about a proposal that could hurt the competitiveness of the St. Lawrence and Clarkson hockey programs. The plan would eliminate athletic scholarships for Division III athletes who play at the higher Division I level. The presidents of both St. Lawrence and Clarkson have written letters of protest. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

U.S. Youth Hockey Team Defeats Russia

The U.S. Under 18 Hockey Team defeated Russia 3-1 to win the gold medal in the international tournament. The goalie for the U.S. team is 18-year-old Jim Howard of Ogdensburg. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

The US and Canadian Amputee Hockey Teams to play Exhibition Game at the Winter Paralympics on Saturday.

The US and Canadian National Amputee Hockey teams to play exhibition game at the Winter Paralympics on March 16th. Last year, the first US and Canadian Amputee Hockey Game was played at the Civic Center in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann was there and filed this report from February, 2001  Go to full article

Canada Win Over Kazakstan Could Set up US/Canada Match in Women's Hockey

In Olympic women's hockey, if the US and Canada do meet in the gold medal round, the North Country will have players on both sides of the puck. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

The Massena Old Timers' Hockey Club

Not all the hockey action this season is on college rinks or in the NHL. Todd Moe profiles a group of guys, over 40, who still hit the ice each week.  Go to full article

Undefeated Adirondack Legends Seeking Senior Gold

Martha Foley talks with Lonnie Avery of the Adirondack Legends senior hockey team. The team is undefeated and on course for the gold medal at the Senior Olympic Hockey Championships in Lake Placid.  Go to full article

SLU Hockey Teams Head to NCAA Playoffs

It's a big weekend for St. Lawrence University hockey fans—the Saints men's and women's hockey teams are both in NCAA Division 1 tournament play this weekend. The men's team advanced to the NCAA playoffs with a win over Cornell in Lake Placid last weekend. The victory was a record fifth win for head coach Joe Marsh, and the sixth ECAC Championship for St. Lawrence. And goalie Jeremy Symington was named Most Valuable Player. Coach Marsh told Todd Moe it was an exciting weekend.  Go to full article

Strapping on Pads and Legs, Disabled Athletes Play Hockey

Over the weekend, fourteen Americans and eighteen Canadians played hockey in Saranac Lake. Hardly unusual, but what's new here is that both teams were made up of amputees--athletes from both countries who've lost a limb to illness or disease. As Brian Mann reports, the competition is meant to help injured players recover their physical skills. For those who are passionate about hockey, getting out on the ice is also a way to feel normal again.  Go to full article

Appleton Arena 50th Anniversary

This weekend Washington DC was displaying its essential characteristics: fur coats and black ties, thousand dollar roasts, fleets of motorcades, and, of course, the inauguration of a president. At the same time, a North Country institution was preening in its own way. Saturday marked the 50th birthday of St. Lawrence University's venerable Appleton Hockey Arena. And Dartmouth, the same team that faced off against the Larries to inaugurate Appleton on January 20, 1951, returned to relive college hockey history. So did St. Lawrence alumni, former players, and former Saints broadcasters to share fond memories of a hockey arena with one foot firmly rooted in the past. David Sommerstein takes us to the wooden benches behind the glass for an appreciation.  Go to full article

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