Cardinal Q&A: Mathieu Cadieux

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Postgame notes & quotes: PrimeLink Shootout

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Sunday, December 1, 2013



All-Tourmament Team

Louis Belisle, Middlebury

Michael Radisa, Plattsburgh

Brendan McGovern, Middlebury

Pat Dalbec, Wisconsin-Superior

Barry Roytman, Plattsburgh

Outstanding Rookie: Patrick Hermans, Plattsburgh

MVP: Mathieu Cadieux


Bob Emery: “We haven’t done a good job at all this year playing with a three-goal lead, and that was a continuation of that tonight. But you gotta be happy and positive about the win. I thought we did a good job keeping the lead, although I didn’t think we played to win. We played not to lose once we got the lead.”


Emery on Plattsburgh’s success when hosting the PrimeLink: “Our fans are great. I tell everyone all the time our fans are what keep me here. And they were back behind us tonight, and it’s an easy place to play, Plattsburgh State, when you’re the home team, for sure.”


Mathieu Cadieux on winning the prestigious tournament: “There were three really good teams (in) this tournament and we came out and played hard. We were lucky enough to win the tournament, so it goes to show we can play with anybody.”


Cadieux: “We’re going to enjoy this win tonight, and then starting tomorrow we’re going to be focusing on next weekend. Hopefully be able to bring our play from this weekend into next weekend.”

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Brenton, Cassidy, Radisa spark Cards at PrimeLink

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013

The line of Michael Cassidy, Michael Radisa and Alex Brenton was reunited for the first round of the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout, and it sparked Plattsburgh State’s offense early in a 4-1 win over Wisconsin-Superior.

shootout_2013_logo_r3The trio has often been listed as the third line, but it was first on the ice Friday and produced two goals in less than 10 minutes.

Plattsburgh coach Bob Emery said he doesn’t like to think of any line as the first line — he likes the team to be balanced — and there wasn’t a specific reason he went with the Cassidy-Radisa-Brenton combination first.

“I don’t know if that aided their confidence, but they sure played hard tonight,” Emery said. “And coaches are looking for guys that work hard, play smart and sacrifice, and I think we got all of that tonight.”

The three had played together toward the end of last season and for one game earlier this year. Cassidy tallied Friday’s first goal with an assist from Brenton, who scored the second one. Radisa earned an assist on the second goal.

“We just got back to what we did last year,” Brenton said. “We’re a solid line, and we like to get down low, play below the goal line, cycle the puck and work off that. And that’s what we got back to doing.”





Emery: “I told the team, the one thing that’s most gratifying is how we sacrificed to get that win. College hockey is about sacrifice and working hard. And I thought we sacrificed good and we had a lot of good blocked shots toward the end of the game.”


Emery: “I think playing Superior tonight really helped us get ready for the next three games, not just Middlebury. Superior, they really pressed us tonight, and they really challenged us a great deal.”


Brenton on Middlebury: “They’re a great team. They’re fast, they’re strong, they play a solid system. We’re going to have a lot of fun, and it’s going to be a battle.”

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Cardinal Q&A: Barry Roytman

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Men’s hockey notes & quotes

By Courtney Lewis - Last updated: Friday, November 1, 2013
Nick Jensen celebrates his second-period goal as Dillan Fox watches during Plattsburgh State's season opener. The Cardinals beat Potsdam 3-0. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)
Nick Jensen celebrates his second-period goal as Dillan Fox watches during Plattsburgh State’s season opener. The Cardinals beat Potsdam 3-0. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)


Coach Bob Emery:  “I give Potsdam a lot of credit. They played hard; they sacrificed hard. They played unbelievable defense, blocking a lot of shots.”

Jensen:  “It was really nice to be back out there. We’ve all been anxious to get back out, so it’s exciting to have the first one under your belt.”

Jensen on his goal:  “When you get to be on the power play you gotta shoot. Luckily enough, I got the puck. Alex (Jensen) had a great screen in front of the net and (Dillan) Fox set me up, so all I had to do is just pull the trigger.”

Emery on getting goals from two defensemen:  “Yeah, it’s great to get goals from your defense, but where the heck are the forwards? We need them to score, too.”

Jensen:  “We need to keep working on everything. We took care of business today against Potsdam, and I’m looking forward to next weekend. But we can’t look too far ahead.”

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