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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
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
Jimmer Fredette (foreground) and TJ Fredette (Source: TJ Fredette website)
Jimmer Fredette (foreground) and TJ Fredette (Source: TJ Fredette website)

For the Fredette brothers, hoop dreams and beat-driven songs

This year one of the biggest names in college basketball is from the North Country.

"BYU is led by that guy, Jimmer Fredette," ESPN declared earlier this year. "The senior from Glens Falls is making it rain!"

Jimmer Fredette is a guard for third-ranked Brigham Young University and he's been wrecking defenses, averaging more than 30 points a game.

Fredette has become a hometown hero in Glens Falls. But tangled up in Jimmer's break-out year is the story of his brother TJ.

TJ Fredette is a rapper whose music tells the story of the Fredette family's life, on and off the basketball court. Brian Mann has our profile.  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

Saints Stress Team in Semifinals

Groundskeepers are working overtime to fend off snow and ice as St. Lawrence University hosts the NCAA Division III men's soccer championship today and tomorrow. The Saints host Messiah College of Pennsylvania in the semifinals. St. Lawrence became the only team in division history to go undefeated and untied en route to a national championship in 1999. David Sommerstein reports this year's Saints have a different look.  Go to full article

SLU Women's B-Ball Ready For NCAA Action

St. Lawrence University's women's basketball team sees its first NCAA Final Four action ever tonight at the NCAA Division III tournament in Terra Haute, Indiana. We spoke with the team's coach, G.P. Gromacki.  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

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