Ogdensburg, NY, Jan 23, 2014 — In these last weeks before the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, we're taking a closer look at the athletes with ties to the North Country.
Jimmy Howard, an Ogdensburg native, is the starting goalie for the Detroit Red Wings. The day after a tough shootout loss in the NHL's showcase game, the outdoor Winter Classic, Howard got some good news.
He was named one of three goalies on the roster for the USA hockey team. "I remember my first Olympics watching in 1994, Lillehammer," Howard told reporters. "It's always been a dream to play for an Olympic team, after getting a first taste with the under-18 program. Wearing that jersey every single day, I had the realization of just what an honor and how special it really is." Go to full article
Senators fans crowd Festival Plaza outside Ottawa's City Hall
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
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