Monday, September 29, 2008


The hockey message boards have had rumblings about the DIII championship being held at Lake Placid again for the conclusion of the 2008-2009 season. I've looked at this with reservation since no proof could be found. Oddly, the NCAA has been mum about it.

Well, now there's finally proof. The Olympic Regional Development Authority has listed the March 21 & 22 event at its website:

I'm there!

I was there in March of this year (Easter weekend no less) to see the DIII version of the Frozen Four and it was a real treat to see the event held where the Miracle on Ice took place. As a matter of fact, I really enjoyed seeing Brockport foe Plattsburgh get shut out by St. Norbert.

Lake Placid is a perfect, accessible location for us here in Upstate New York. It's a great town and an great venue. Nothing against Elmira (the 2006 host), but Placid beats the Hell out of it as a host site.

I strongly suggest that if you plan to go you book a hotel NOW. Many of them are already sold out (thanks to the Can-Am youth tournaments). One hotel right on Main Street still has a few rooms left. Check out the Northwoods Inn ($149/night):