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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 4:48 p.m.

Saline native Brandon Stephenson backstops Wisconsin-Eau Claire to hockey national title and more community notes

By Kyle Austin


Brandon Stephenson makes a save for Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Courtesy of the Stephenson Family

Saline native Brandon Stephenson was in the winning net Saturday as Wisconsin-Eau Claire won the first Division 3 National Championship in school history, beating Oswego (N.Y.) State, 5-3, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Stephenson, a senior, made 27 saves in the effort, and was named to the all-tournament team.

The honor follows an AHCA All-American nod and a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year award. Stephenson graduated from Saline in 2006 after being named All-State for three years and helping Saline to a state runner-up finish as a senior.

In his final college season, Stephenson led his league in winning percentage (.808) and was second in total saves with 732.

Davis, White win Ice Dancing World Championship


Gold medallists Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White, of the United States, pose with their medals on the podium after winning the ice dancing competition at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, Saturday March 16, 2013.

Associated Press

University of Michigan students Meryl Davis and Charlie White took home a gold medal in ice dancing over the weekend at the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario.

The duo won both segments at the competition by more than four points to take home their second World Championships gold. Their score of 189.56 was a personal best.

White and Davis, who train at Arctic Edge in Canton, won the silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

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