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SUNY Plattsburgh Students Produce Live Webcast of Great Northern Hockey Shootout

Students Produced Live Webcast of PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout

During Thanksgiving weekend, fans of Cardinal Hockey were able to catch the action on the ice during the 2007 PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout, a men's Division III college ice hockey tournament.On November 23-24, fans were able to watch as SUNY Plattsburgh won the tournament against Middlebury College, Norwich University, and St. John's University of Minnesota."This tournament has taken on a national stature," said Bruce Delventhal, director of athletics at SUNY Plattsburgh. "There is not a more highly thought of tournament at our level."

Caption: Pictured from left to right (back) Trent Trahan, CEO of PrimeLink; Dr. John Ettling, president of SUNY Plattsburgh; Peter Ensel, director for the Center of Communication and Journalism; Bruce Delventhal, director of athletics; Greg MacConnell, president of PrimeLink; (front) senior students Eric Hoffman, play-by play announcer; Sean McCluskey, color analyst; Ashley Gela, producer; and Colleen Sheehy, between-period host.

Catching the Action Online

Thanks to a partnership with PrimeLink, four senior students from the college's Center for Communication and Journalism had the opportunity to produce live coverage of the tournament to be broadcast over the web.The students involved in the production were Ashley Gela, producer; Eric Hoffman, play-by play announcer; Sean McCluskey, color analyst; and Colleen Sheehy, between-period host..

Project Demonstrates Power of New Program

Peter Ensel, director of the Center for Communication and Journalism and chair of the Department of Communication at SUNY Plattsburgh, thinks that the partnership is a win-win situation."Not only do our students get an experience they can add to their resume," he said, "but the project embodies what our newly-formed Center for Communication and Journalism represents, that is, the fact that the technologies and disciplines are converging and we are at the forefront of that new approach within the SUNY system."

Contact Information

For more information about the Center for Communication & Journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:Peter J. Ensel III
Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Department
Office: Yokum Hall 103B
Phone: 518-564-4287
E-mail: [email protected]Shawn Murphy
Associate Professor of Journalism & Cardinal Points Advisor
Office: Yokum Hall 103A
Phone: 518-564-2422
E-mail: [email protected]

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