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Clinton Hockeyville Theme Song performed live on the Village Green, Clinton, NY, September 22, 2018.

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PAT KELLY REFLECTS ON HIS TIME WITH THE CLINTON COMETS SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 By Leo Scaglione, Jr., The Fischler Report   Pat Kelly celebrated his 83rd birthday on September 8. However, his gift won’t arrive until later in the month. And he’s fine with that.   On September 25, Kelly’s one-time hockey home, Clinton Arena in upstate Clinton, New York, will host the 2018 Kraft Hockeyville USA preseason game between the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue … Continued

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Sports Clinton basks in Hockeyville USA title glory By Marquel Slaughter / mslaughter@uticaod.com Posted Sep 25, 2018 at 9:44 PM Updated Sep 26, 2018 at 5:07 PM    CLINTON — Experiencing an NHL game at the Clinton Arena was hard for LeeAnn Chesebro to describe. Chesebro, a 2016 Clinton Central graduate currently studying at Morrisville State College, watched the 69-year-old rink’s Kraft Hockeyville USA grand prize culminate Tuesday night with an NHL preseason game between the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets. Watching from the sixth … Continued

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NBC Sports Kathryn Tappan & Jeremy Roenick interview Andy Burns between the 2nd & 3rd Periods of the Kraft Hockeyville game.

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https://www.nhl.com/video/ice-breakdown-92518/t-277350912/c-61283203?q=clinton Bob McElligott and Jody Shelley chat with Blue Jackets ice technician Ian Huffman who helped set up the ice in the Clinton Arena.

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https://www.nhl.com/video/orsino-drops-ceremonial-puck/t-277350912/c-61288803?q=clinton

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https://www.nhl.com/video/kraft-hockeyville-usa-recap/t-277350912/c-61304403?q=clinton

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https://www.nhl.com/video/hockeyville-2018-highlights/t-277350912/c-61344503?q=clinton

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Sports Burns, Alteri’s receive ‘special’ moment with Stanley Cup Lisa Burns (right) shares an intimate moment with her son, David Jr., and the Stanley Cup at Alteri’s Restaurant in Clinton on Sunday. “To me, it was special,” she said. [SUBMITTED PHOTO] By Marquel Slaughter / mslaughter@uticaod.com Posted Sep 25, 2018 at 12:01 AMUpdated Sep 25, 2018 at 11:49 AM    CLINTON — Lisa Burns choked up when she shared the up-close-and-personal meeting her son, David Jr., had with the Stanley Cup. David Jr., a 28-year-old … Continued

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Kirkland Director of Parks & Recreation Mike Orsino was selected to drop the ‘First Puck’ in recognition for his unstinting efforts on behalf of the Town, the Arena, and the Kraft Hockeyville Organizing Committee. Well done, Mike, and thank you!

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Kraft Hockeyville Condensed Game

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https://www.nbcsports.com/video/columbus-blue-jackets-4-buffalo-sabres-2-highlights

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From Paul Buckley and the City Limits program (Utica, NY); Part 2 featuring interviews with the legendary Clinton Comets as well as area youth hockey players who made it to the National Hockey League.

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From Paul Buckley and the City Limits program (Utica, NY); a history of the Clinton Arena featuring interviews with Andy Burns, local historian John Burdick, and the legendary Clinton Comets.

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Jeremy Roenick (L-R), Andy Burns, & Joe Lopata beneath the restored Ed Schwald/Don Morgan Clock. (Thanks, Joe!)

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https://www.facebook.com/15106442953/videos/527414321103440/

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https://www.nhl.com/video/training-camp-2018-boone-jenner/t-277350912/c-61281603?q=clinton

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CCS Alumni Game Maroon                                                                  White Joe Hameline ’71                                                      Dan Pylman ’82 Jim Rishel ’70        … Continued

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HOCKEYVILLE USA Blue Jackets, Sabres enjoy Hockeyville USA experience Thank Clinton community for great atmosphere, memorable moments by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer  12:18 AM  Share CLINTON, N.Y. — It may have been a preseason game, but you wouldn’t have known that by the atmosphere at Clinton Arena on Tuesday. The majority of the crowd were cheering for the Buffalo Sabres, with Buffalo three hours west of Clinton. “When you come out here and you do … Continued

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https://www.nhl.com/video/mike-orsino-on-clinton-arena/t-277350912/c-61266903?q=Clinton

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https://www.nhl.com/video/cup-visits-hamilton-college/t-277350912/c-61251603?q=Clinton

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https://www.nhl.com/video/stanley-cup-visits-clinton-ny/t-277350912/c-61254603?q=Clinton

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https://www.nhl.com/video/clinton-welcomes-hockeyville/t-277350912/c-61239703?q=clinton

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Defenseman Jake McCabe will be one of several American-born Sabres in the Kraft Hockeyville USA game Tuesday night in Clinton. (Getty Images) Sabres Notebook: Team takes the big time to a small town By Mike Harrington | Published 3:53 p.m. September 24, 2018 | Updated 3 hours ago The Buffalo Sabres’ preseason takes an unusual detour Tuesday. No big city, big arena or bright lights. It’s going to be a day for grassroots hockey. The team starts with a morning flight … Continued

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A 2014 documentary captured the competition and celebration of the open air tournament held on the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Adirondack State Park. Beginning in 2009 on First Lake through 2017 on Fourth Lake, the O’Briens of Clinton, the MacDiarmids from New Hartford, and various and sundry friends and relatives pitched in to create one of the best run and most satisfying ‘pond hockey’ tournaments in the Northeast. Six person teams from as far … Continued

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In the Autumn of 2015, the Clinton Central School Board of Education with the support of Superintendent Dr. Steven Grimm announced that a Girls’ High School Hockey program would be launched under the auspices of the high school. The team would feature Clinton girls and skate in maroon and white as the Warriors in the Clinton Arena but also include talent from neighboring schools New Hartford, Whitesboro, Rome Free Academy, Proctor, and Holland Patent, as … Continued

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COVERAGE from MSG NETWORK Stan Fischler talks about the 100 Years of Hockey celebration during his New York Islanders pre-game telecast on Feb. 13, 2018. Pay special attention at the four min. mark. WATCH VIDEO  

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Honorees and dignitaries listen as Andrew Burns ’78 speaks during a ceremony to honor Clinton and Hamilton College hockey legends. Photo: Nancy L. Ford Hockey alumni compete Saturday at Sage Rink. Photo: Nancy L. Ford Guy Hebert ’89 speaks after receiving an honorary degree. Photo: Nancy L. Ford Christine Long at Burke Library. Her father Gene Long developed the ice hockey mask she is holding. Hockey historians Fred Addis, right, leads a discussion with Don … Continued

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100 Years of Hockey Celebrated FEBRUARY 12, 2018 Hamilton News & Events 100 YEARS OF HOCKEY CELEBRATED (Honorees and dignitaries listen as Andrew Burns ’78 speaks during a ceremony to honor Clinton and Hamilton College hockey legends. Photo: Nancy L. Ford) Hamilton College and the village of Clinton joined together on Feb. 9 through 11 to celebrate 100 years of hockey. Albert Prettyman was the Hamilton College athletic director who iced over a tennis court in … Continued

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HOCKEYVILLE USA Clinton, N.Y., named Kraft Hockeyville USA 2018 Community wins opportunity to host NHL preseason game, receives $150,000 for arena upgrades by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com  April 14th, 2018  Share PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz is thrilled to announce Clinton Arena in Clinton, New York is the winner of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2018. After weeks of rallying and online voting, Clinton rallied together to prove exactly why they are the most spirited hockey community … Continued

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By Marquel Slaughter / mslaughter@uticaod.com Posted Apr 16, 2018 at 9:23 PM Updated Apr 16, 2018 at 9:23 PM CLINTON — No wonder Alteri’s was the go-to place to celebrate after Clinton Arena’s ‘Hockeyville USA’ grand-prize victory Saturday. The Village of Clinton restaurant is a local hockey shrine. Pucks, plaques, posters and portraits are all over the walls and shelves, along with skates, jerseys, medals and other hockey memorabilia from the area. For a village … Continued

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These are pictures of Elizabeth LaPointe, through her years of Hockey so far. The photos range from Learn to Skate through Squirt (2014-2017)…

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It was the start of the 2013-14 season, and I decided to sign my daughter Mia’s squirt travel team up for the Rome Silver Stick Tournament. At the time we entered the tournament, I had figured we had a slim chance of winning it all. With that said, I had never mentioned to the parents that if we were to win, we would have to go on to the finals…

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The HamPals Mentor program, between the CNY Bobcats Girls Hockey Association in Clinton and the Hamilton Women’s team, began in the Fall of 2017. The program unites Bobcat Families with members of the Hamilton Women’s team. The Hamilton women receive a second family…

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Coming from a family with 18 hockey players throughout the years, hockey is a part of who we are. We are proud to be from a community that celebrates the sport…

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Kraft Hockeyville USA 2018

Celebrate Our Grand Prize Win

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For more information, contact:
Andrew Burns Hamilton ’78; Clinton High School ’74andrewcburns@yahoo.com
Ted Molloy Hamilton ’78; Hamilton Hockey Captaine.molloy@cox.net.