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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bourney geared up for season of "Sons"..........

I am already into my 5th week of my Junior year here at Fredonia and it is crazy how fast this semester has started to go,  I have completed my first exam in 4 out of my 5 classes, with the last coming up next Monday.  We are just over halfway till the start of our season and it can't come soon enough for the guys in the dressing room, we are all getting antsy for the season to get underway.  With all the boys having schoolwork to do, we still find some time to hang out with each other.  Last night was the 4th episode of the final season of the TV show "Sons of Anarchy" or as it’s known around our dressing room "Sons", the junior house with Wilky, Kauf, JD and I hosted Brian Doust and Blake Forslund over to watch the show.  We have been watching the show on Tuesday nights since our freshman year, with this being the last season of the show I'm not sure what we will have to plan for Tuesday night’s next year but I think we will find something to do. The weather here in Fredonia is much warmer than back home in Calgary, so I am enjoying the time I get to spend outside more than my family, but with winter just around the corner I know it will be getting snowy here sooner than many of us want.  With my deadline for this week’s homework winding down I have a few loose ends to tidy up and will be all completed and maybe have a chance to catch an NHL exhibition game on TV in the next couple days before my next homework assignment is given. 

Taylor Bourne #29

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Flags all in on 'fast start'............

Hello again. 

September was kind of a blur this year.  It seemed that it went by in no time.  This semester I have quite a tough schedule so I am going to have to bare down and make sure I stay on top of my work. 

Since it is my second year I have found myself more comfortable in the classroom and just in general I feel much better around campus.  Not only did September fly by, but we are getting that much closer to October 20th when coach finally steps on the ice with us.  That's a day I can't wait to arrive as that means our first game is just right around the corner.  This year we have a very talented and skilled group of individuals and I can't wait for us to gel into a team.  This year for the Blue Devils I would be lying if I didn't expect great things from us.  Expecting great things is one thing, going out and doing it is another.  Come October 20th I am going to be ready to go and I can guarantee, so will the other men that I share the dressing room with. 

This year it's all about the "quick start", as we plan on being all in from the very beginning.  We owe it to the school and to our family and friends to do well this year, but mostly we owe it to ourselves.  Last year we had more to offer and this year I don't plan on having any regrets.  Well hopefully you enjoyed my blog and till next time folks, take care and keep making new memories.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Johnny saves the puppy.........

Hey there everyone! Hope everything is going well. It's hard to complain around here these days. The weather has been great, classes are going swell, and all the boys are really coming together and having some fun here before we get to work on the start of the season. 

The other day we all went on the vineyard run. It's a great run around a couple vineyards in Fredonia that takes us a little over 3 miles for the trip. As we got to about 1 mile in I was running with my good friend, John Defeo when he noticed a puppy running towards the road to come play with us. As John looked over his shoulder he saw a car coming and decided to cross the road. He was able to grab the puppy before it got to the road and keep everyone safe. Is was pretty cool to watch John save the puppy and it made the run a pretty memorable one too. 

That was my excitement for the week. Until next time folks! 
Ryan Wilkinson #25

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Kauf and the boys enjoying the beautiful weather......

Kauf back here for my second blog installment of the year on this beautiful Sunday afternoon!

I gotta say that I can't complain about how nice this past week has been weather wise; although the rumor is that snow is coming early, (knock on wood* it doesn't), this fall weather couldn't get any better. A few of the boys came over this afternoon for some Sunday Buffalo Bills football which is coming down to the wire, but I think we may take off here after the game and head up to Arkwright for a hike!

I'll try and get some pictures for you guys but for now that's it for me.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time to reflect on the great career of Derek Jeter.........

Hey bloggers, just thought I would take the time to reflect on the great professional career of Derek Jeter. He has been my favorite athlete from the time I started watching sports. The guy has done everything right throughout his career whether it was on the field or off the field. As an athlete I tried to model myself after him all the time.  And this Thursday night watching it with Doust and Wynia he couldn't have ended it any other way. The walk off winning hit he had to win the game left me in tears, the ultimate send off to a great career.

I'm hoping to take what I've learned from him in his final season as a Yankee and translate that into our season here in Fredonia, which is work harder then anyone else out there.

Until next time bloggers
Cappy #21

It's been a good week..........

Hey folks, the 'Technician' checking in for another blog entry. I think it's safe to say this week has been a roller-coaster of emotions between being excited to have completed four years of advance conditioning and then having to buckle down and study for 3 tests and a quiz. Overall I'd consider it a good week of hard work. Skates have been going great and the boys are having some good heated battles. We're getting more and more prepared as we get closer to October 31 and ready to take on Cortland in the Steele Hall Ice Arena. Well it's time to hit the books again to get ready for another test I have coming up.
Here's a picture of some of the boys in the Athlete Lounge doing a little number crunching... 
Teck #22

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The early bird gets the honey cruller...........a picture of a solid study session last night with my roommate Brian Doust

A solid study session last night with my roommate Brian Doust
Good morning everybody!

Jared Wynia here, up early for class and to get the day rolling. Thursdays are my longest day by far considering I add an extra night class for 2 hours later tonight so my first stop of the day shouldn't surprise you since it's the wonderful on campus Tim Hortons. 
A coffee in me and I'll be good to go, but then still an eventful day with a couple classes before noon followed by a workout then on the ice. 

It's nice to be back into the flow of things around here and having a busy schedule keeps me on the go, which I actually don't mind. However, one nice little note to add is as I woke up here this morning I am officially done with Advanced Conditioning so I'd like to give a shout out to all the the seniors on the team as we'll!

I'm almost to the front of the line and maybe I'll mix in a nice honey cruller today too since I've earned it! Until next time! 

Jared Wynia #20