Capital Region Greatest Sports Moment Bracket: Championship
This week on 104.5 the Team we are starting up the #CapitalRegionGreatestSportsMomentBracket as we are trying to crown the best sports moment in the history of the Capital Region as decided by you! And today begins the championship matchup! The Union Men's Hockey Title has rolled through their region while Jeff Blatnick winning a Gold Medal has also dominated on the other side of the bracket!
(3) Union Men's Hockey Wins NCAA hockey title vs. No.1 Minnesota
In 2014, the Union Men's Hockey team found themselves in the Frozen Four but they were not done there! After defeating Boston College, the Dutchmen trailed the Golden Gophers 2-1 in the first period but scored 3 goals in a 1:54 span and never looked back. Union went 16-0-1 in their last 17 games to capture their first NCAA hockey title. Relive it below!
(8) Niskayuna Native Jeff Blatnick Wins Gold Medal in 1984 Olympics
Blatnick won national championships in the late 70's in NCAA Division 2 and qualified for the 1980 Olympics but the USA boycotted them so he was unable to compete in them. He got his chance in 1984 and boy did he deliver. He won the Gold in Olmympic Greco-Roman +100 kg becoming the first American to win Gold in that event along with Steve Fraser that year. To make this even more dramatic, Blatnick had beaten Hodgkins's lymphoma 2 years prior! Watch the Final matchup below:
Who should win? Vote now here!