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  • MountieBoyOz
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Hire Ray. He needs a job now that he has to pay off the student loans.
    Or make me full-time. I'll cover cattle herding if it gets me benefits.

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by MountieBoyOz View Post
    I'm already hearing some of my co-workers complaining because it's more stuff for them to cover.
    Hire Ray. He needs a job now that he has to pay off the student loans.

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  • MountieBoyOz
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    I'm already hearing some of my co-workers complaining because it's more stuff for them to cover.

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by PSUChamps2001 View Post
    They played pro games at Pine? Wow....its not Tri Town / Louisville but still....
    Senior Men - Think Allen Cup in Canada.

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  • Saints17
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    When I was at CCT, the Pios played (and won) in the Ottawa Valley League. There were a bunch of ex Clarkson players playing and it was not that bad.

    The downside was the games were played at the Pine Street Arena which at that time had wooden bleachers and fence wire behind the nets instead of glass.
    It was a bit before my time, but I heard Pine Street didn't have walls either at the time.

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  • PSUChamps2001
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    When I was at CCT, the Pios played (and won) in the Ottawa Valley League. There were a bunch of ex Clarkson players playing and it was not that bad.

    The downside was the games were played at the Pine Street Arena which at that time had wooden bleachers and fence wire behind the nets instead of glass.
    They played pro games at Pine? Wow....its not Tri Town / Louisville but still....

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by Saints17 View Post
    If I may Russell, I believe you are referring to the Potsdam Pioneers. My father played a season or two for them. It was a "meat and potatoes" type league, from what he described the movie Slapshot isn't too far from the truth. I think they had teams in Utica and Syracuse as well.
    When I was at CCT, the Pios played (and won) in the Ottawa Valley League. There were a bunch of ex Clarkson players playing and it was not that bad.

    The downside was the games were played at the Pine Street Arena which at that time had wooden bleachers and fence wire behind the nets instead of glass.

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  • Saints17
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    Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Massena had a semi-pro team back when I was in college. You didn't hear much about it. There was also a semi-semi-pro team playing out of Potsdam for a short period of time. I remember going to one of their games in my freshman year at Walker Arena against a Montreal Canadians "oldtimers" team. That of course never made it with all the college teams.

    Maybe joecct remembers some of this.
    If I may Russell, I believe you are referring to the Potsdam Pioneers. My father played a season or two for them. It was a "meat and potatoes" type league, from what he described the movie Slapshot isn't too far from the truth. I think they had teams in Utica and Syracuse as well.

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  • OSUPBPMike
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    Originally posted by Birdwatcher View Post
    NAPHL NORTH ATLANTIC PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE is what it is called??
    My bad, I googled NAPHL and the prospects league came up first.

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  • PSUChamps2001
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    Originally posted by hawk View Post
    I had fun watching the Morrisville, VT pro team before it went out of business a few years ago. There main problem was playing in a high school rink in a low population area.

    Fans can now go to a pro game in Massena and then top it off at the Mohawk casino which has a new hotel on site. Cornwell is very close just over the big bridge over the St. Lawrence.
    Is that next to Plattsburg where coach Emory coaches ?

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  • hawk
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    I had fun watching the Morrisville, VT pro team before it went out of business a few years ago. There main problem was playing in a high school rink in a low population area.

    Fans can now go to a pro game in Massena and then top it off at the Mohawk casino which has a new hotel on site. Cornwell is very close just over the big bridge over the St. Lawrence.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Saints17 View Post
    I wish them well, but I don't think the North Country is really a pro hockey type area. You have your St.Lawrence fans and your Clarkson fans. After that, you have your dedicated high school fans, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam do have some locals who follow them but boy I think its going to be a tough draw. JMO
    Massena had a semi-pro team back when I was in college. You didn't hear much about it. There was also a semi-semi-pro team playing out of Potsdam for a short period of time. I remember going to one of their games in my freshman year at Walker Arena against a Montreal Canadians "oldtimers" team. That of course never made it with all the college teams.

    Maybe joecct remembers some of this.

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  • Birdwatcher
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    Originally posted by DIIIFan View Post
    This is going to be a tough sell for one of the smelting plants at ALCOA is closing. The only way that this might make it is if they are in the same league as the Cornwall team. Also they better do a lot of advertising in Cornwell to get the fan base there going. I really don't think they will take any draw from any of the college teams and Canton is to new to have a fan base of more than 2. The Semi-Pro team that started in Alexandria Bay actually did quite well for that was about it for entertainment for that area but they moved to Watertown. They are to far from Plattsburgh and Watertown, cities of any size of population in the US, to make it. It can be a ROYAL pain in the behind to go through customs for the Cornwall fans.
    OSwego '88
    I also just read in the Watertown Daily Times that the Privateers are not returning to Watertown next season....They are finalizing negotiations with a new team from a different league!! Maybe the NORTH ATLANTIC PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE????????

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  • DIIIFan
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    I was talking to the Sports Director of the Ogdensburg Newspaper, the Urinal, opps the Journal and he has heard very little about the team going into Massena. But then again the Journal is not the broad encompassing paper.
    Oswego '88

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  • Birdwatcher
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    Originally posted by CARDS_rule_the_Burgh View Post
    There are two NAPHLs... North Atlantic Prospects Hockey League, and North American Prospects Hockey League...

    I wonder what the status of that trademark is? :P
    From the another website: http://www.oursportscentral.com/sports/?l_id=225

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