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Monday, September 26, 2016

I cannot believe how fast this semester is flying by......

Hello everybody, I hope everyone had a great weekend, and what better way to start off a week with the Bills winning the first of the season on Sunday. Even though I am from Canada I live so close to Buffalo I grew up a Bills fan, and how could I not, it’s the closest team to me.

With that being said I cannot believe how fast this semester is flying by. We literally have 3 weeks till coach steps on the ice with us and prepare for our first game against Utica. I am very excited to get the season going, as it is my last year, and want to make it a memorable one. Everyone is getting excited as the weeks and days tick down until the first day of practice starts. Its even starting to feel like hockey season, as summer is over, some of the leaves on the trees are changing colors, and fall is here. Also for my American friends who may not know but the Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up in about 2 weeks, as we always have ours early in October rather than here when it is in November, so I am looking forward to going back home for all the fixings.

Last but not least, I hope everyone is watching the world cup of hockey, as we see Canada in the final, and team Europe in which no one ever thought they would make it to the final, as they were underdogs the entire tournament. They obviously have a lot of skill, but it just goes to show that hard work pays off. Hopefully Canada approaches this game like every other and beats them in the gold medal game.

Anyways I hope everyone has a great start to the week, and remember everyone at work this week  “if you kill the joe, you better make some more” Terry Tate Office Linebacker. One of my favorite sayings from a video clip for a little humor to start off Monday.

Mackenzie McAvoy.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bills Mafia is alive and well....

Hey there hockey fans, 
Jamie Young here for Sunday's edition of the Fredonia hockey blog. 
 
It's been a great first 5 weeks of school. The boys have settled in, classes are getting into the nitty-gritty of things, and all the fellas are working their tails off everyday getting ready for Utica. The Pioneers have no idea what they have in store for them on opening night!
Last Thursday I had the chance to get to my second ever Buffalo Bills game which was a great time. Even though it was not my 216 Dawg Pound, it was awesome to see a Thursday night game in a packed stadium. Bills Mafia is alive and well even though it feels like they will be battled by the Browns for that number one pick in the spring...
 
Well, time to get amped up for a day of football and studying, enjoy the weather while it's still sort of warm because we all know when the cold comes it's here to stay!! 
Let's Eat,
-Younger #3

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Juggling classes, homework, workouts, and practice is a bit of a challenge in the beginning of the year.....

Hey again, we have now been back at school for a while and I feel like I'm starting to get the routines down again. Juggling classes, homework, workouts, and practice is a bit of a challenge in the beginning of the year.
 
Its been nice welcoming in the freshmen and getting to know them better this past month. Everybody is really excited that it is getting closer to the season. In a couple of weeks coach will get on the ice and in about a month we open the season at home. Can't wait for that first game, putting that jersey on a again and battle with my best friends.
Til next time....Oskar

Friday, September 23, 2016

Stroke Awareness game coming on November 11...


Hello all,
Senior forward Marcus Ortiz here for this newest installment of the Fredonia Hockey Blogspot! Today is a beautiful and humid Friday here in Fredonia, the boys have been working hard with our team training and we are all looking forward to today's inter-squad game. It will be a relatively quiet weekend here for the guys as many are just going to catch up on sleep and work and some going home or elsewhere.
On another note, teammate Luke Rivera with the help of myself and a few others have proudly established a special event to raise Stroke Awareness. It will be Friday November 11 against Potsdam at the Steele Hall Ice Arena here on campus. Much like Pink in the Rink, we will have special uniforms that day and will make every attempt at raising money for the cause! I encourage you all to support Luke who holds this cause very near and dear to his heart, and come out on that night and wear read and cheer us on to a big win for an even bigger cause. I am very excited for the season and this special event and hope we can gather up more outstanding support!
 
Till next time!!
Marcus Ortiz
#28 Fredonia Hockey
Senior

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"OLE ROCKY TOP YOU'LL ALWAYS BE, HOME SWEET HOME TO ME"

Howdy folks,
Hunter long checking in for another blog. I am currently on my way back home to Tennessee to see my family and to catch a Tennessee Volunteers football game as they play the Florida Gators this Saturday. I stayed up here in New York this summer and worked and had a great summer but I haven't seen my old man since last February and I am excited to see him as well as my family and friends. College Game Day will be in Knoxville this Saturday, if anyone has any good sign ideas let me know and I'll hold it up behind Kirk Herbstreit. My pop played shortstop at the University of Tennessee and was captain his junior and senior year. My leadership skills often come from him as he has given me advice when I've asked for it or needed more wise words as I try and lead a group of 30 men, so thanks pop for supporting me and being someone I can always talk too. My sister graduated from Tennessee as well so you can say I broke the family chain, But I was born to play hockey and couldn't be happier with the years I've spent at Fredonia and the memories and friendships i can take with me for years to come.
"OLE ROCKY TOP YOU'LL ALWAYS BE, HOME SWEET HOME TO ME"
Hunts #26

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

World Cup of Hockey

This time of year most hockey players around the world are tuned into the World Cup of hockey. The tournament takes place in Toronto showcasing the 8 best teams in the world as they battle it out for world supremacy. The one new element added compared to years past is the inclusion of team North America. This team being players only 23 and under, is just downright fun to watch. These kids are our age and on the verge of qualifying to the semis with a record of 2-1 in round robin play. Names like Eichel and Mcdavid stand out but the depth of talent and speed has been unmatched. Nathan Mackinnon who is only 21 has particularly stood out to me with his incredible hands, making goalies look silly. It's safe to say that team North America is the most exciting team in the tournament and I think the World Cup has put together something amazing with this team included in the mix 

#21 Bobby Polachek 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Old Devil Lives On!

The Old Devil Lives On! 

Mike Freeman here coming in hot with another blog.

Recently we were fortunate enough to have brand new carpeting put in our locker room featuring the most recent Fredonia Blue Devils logo, and boy did it come out beautifully. Nothing like crisp, fresh, new carpet to revamp our space. With the installation of the new carpet came the removal of the old carpet, including the vintage Blue Devil that has been the centerpiece of the room for many many years. Upon seeing the old logo uprooted from its home of so many years, I immediately began to wonder what was going to be done with it....

Once the end of the week arrived, it came to my attention that the logo, which at this point was now loose and in its individual pieces, was to be discarded if it was not removed from the room within the day. My roommates, Kyle Jelinski, Jimmy Morgan, Chris Paulin, and I knew then that we were going to take the logo and give it a new home.

This past Saturday, Kyle, Jim and I (with tons of help from Todd Schauss, and Max Blitz who had the important job of providing the tunes) decided to piece the puzzle that was the Old Devil carpet together and secure it to our basement wall, where it can live forever in Blue Devil history.

Needless to say, all the boys love the placement of the Devil. It’s pretty awesome how something as small as spending an hour or two gluing a logo to a wall can give the boys such a strong sense of Blue Devil pride. I look forward to having the Old Devil grace our wall for the remainder of my career and throughout future careers here at Fredonia.