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NO. R-85. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE DIVISION III CHAMPION NORTHFIELD MARAUDERS ICE HOCKEY TEAM.

( J.R.H. 55)

Offered by: R epresentatives Knox of Northfield and Weiss of Northfield.

Whereas, the Northfield High School Marauders Ice Hockey team has excelled in Division III competition, and

Whereas, having been to the championship rink on three prior occasions, the Marauders were determined to capture the divisional title in their face-off against the Hartford High School Hurricanes, and

Whereas, they entered this pivotal contest with impressive credentials, having earned their final round berth at Gutterson Field House by clinching 18 victories during their previous 1996-1997 games, and

Whereas, the formidable Marauder team, both offensively and defensively, under the knowledgeable guidance of coach Steve Dukette, exhibited skill and timely strategic maneuvers in skating to a 5-2 title game victory, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Northfield Marauders on their clinching the 1996-1997 Division III Ice Hockey Championship, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to coach Steve Dukette at Northfield High School.