Senior Patrick Doherty Discusses Hope Happens Here on Comcast Newsmakers

Senior Patrick Doherty Discusses Hope Happens Here on Comcast Newsmakers

Doherty Interview

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey senior Patrick Doherty (Tewksbury, Mass./Middlesex Black Bears) recently spent time discussing Hope Happens Here and student-athlete mental health with Eric Clemons on Comcast Newsmakers, and the interview can now be viewed online and On Demand.

Doherty joins women's lacrosse senior Annie Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) as co-chairs of the College's chapter of Hope Happens Here, which was established during the 2015-16 school year under the direction of men's ice hockey alumni Danny Divis '17 and Justin McKenzie '17 to promote mental health awareness and mental well-being among college students, in particular student-athletes. Hope Happens Here's Saint Michael's chapter continues to hold awareness events, including the popular Pie a Purple Knight, while the foundation has spread to more than a dozen colleges. Visit and for more information.

Doherty's interview can be seen online here, and until Jan. 2 through Xfinity On Demand. Visit "On Demand > Get Local > News & Public Affairs > Newsmakers (HD)," or with the X1 box, "On Demand > Xfinity Services > Get Local > News & Public Affairs > Comcast Newsmakers," or with the voice remote, just say "Comcast Newsmakers."

Filmed at the University of Vermont, Doherty's segment was hosted by Clemons, a long-time broadcaster whose earlier work included covering boxing and Michael Jordan's first NBA title during his time on ESPN's "SportsCenter." Clemons has also worked on BET and FOX Sports' "FOX NFL Sunday" and currently covers college football on ESPN.

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