Potsdam Icestorm U16 girls hockey team begins national championship tournament today in California
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 9:15 am

From left: Past State Vice President Ernie Charleston, Leading Knight Deb Moschell and District Deputy Tim Welpe presented a donation on behalf of the Elks. Present to accept the donation were Icestorm  team members Jenny Tardelli, Kelsey Green, Allie Compeau, Ally Miller and Kalie Grant from Potsdam, Shannon Casey, Kelley Puduano, Colleen Besaw, Mia Jermano, Maddi Dillabough, Bailey Dillabough, and Emily Wilmshurst from Massena and Kirstin Barkley from Norfolk.

POTSDAM – The Potsdam Icestorm U16 girls hockey team is following up on their second straight New York championship in San Jose, Calif. this week as they compete in the national championships for Tier II teams.

The North Country girls play the Steel City Selects at 11:15 a.m. today, West Coast time, the Princeton Tiger Lilies at noon tomorrow, and the Grand Rapids Griffins at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Quarter- and semi-final matchups are set for Saturday, and the championship contest will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Potsdam Elks Lodge $2074 donated $3,500 to support the team’s second straight New York State Tier II Championship in March.

The team raised another $1500 during the dinner from additional donations beyond the dinner fee.