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Nicole Knight, Managing Editor

Understanding a fan’s passion

Swinging white towels reading “Stanley Cup Playoffs: Mighty Ducks,” sporting homemade T-shirts embellished with the words “extinguish the Flames in the Pond,” and blowing feverishly into “quackers,” the sea of fans at the hockey Stanley Cup Quarter Finals, featuring the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. the Calgary Flames, were anything but modest.

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Nicole Knight, Arts Editor

Merciless Ducks take the ice

A frigid chill raced down my neck and pinched my face as I stepped through the entrance of the Arrowhead Pond’s arena. The massive oval rink was scattered with fans sporting purple, black and green, and echoed with the chirping of duck calls resonating through the cold haze rising from the ice floor.

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Clarke waits for opportunity in NHL

The National Hockey League lockout, which canceled the 2004-2005 season, temporarily keeps Noah Clarke – a Los Angeles Kings left wing and La Verne native – from living the dream so many hockey players strive for. Noah currently plays professionally for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

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