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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Marcus gets us up-to-date.......

Hello everyone, #11 here with today’s Fredonia report!
After a few weeks with a lot of sit-ups and biceps curls here and there, in preparation for spring break on the beach, all the guys are now back on tough workout schedules. Hours are spent in the gym for heavy lifts. The postseason rest is now over.
The toughest part of the year as a hockey-player just began, since the ice was removed from the rink the other day, as you can see in the photo. It’s now a very long time until we’ll see the ice again, we put in a lot of hard work in the gym and we know that working out is our new daily routine, and we have to see other players play playoff hockey even though we aren’t.
At the same time, it’s one of the nicest parts of the year to be a Fredonia resident. The snow is melting, the spring is coming. All the guys on the team seem to be rested and with a lot of energy. We don’t have too many weeks left of the semester, and we can all feel it.
It’s spring and I can feel the hopefulness in the air. At the same time, it’s tough hockey wise. The clash between the two always takes place around the end of March, when the hockey season – and the winter – just ended. It’s hard to know exactly how to feel. It is both the toughest and the easiest part of the year.
Now I’m going out for a run in the nice weather and will then hit the gym. So will many other Fredonia hockey players do – we all know that for sure. We just don’t know if we should do it with a smile or not.
Thank you for reading!

#11 Marcus Andersson

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Boys are headed to Erie to see McDavid in playoffs..........

Hey everyone!
 
Nick Harper here again for another blog post. Now that Spring Break has come to an end, it feels like we are in the homestretch of this school year. Can't say I was disappointed to see that almost all of the snow melted here in Fredonia unlike in Syracuse where our whole deck was still covered with snow. It's also nice having some sunshine here where just today, teammate Damien Kulynych and I got a solid agility workout outside and also got a chance to play some basketball. In two weeks for Easter weekend, Damien is coming to my hometown Baldwinsville which is a great place with even greater people. I'm looking forward to showing him around and hanging out with him.
 
It's that time of year, NCAA's March Madness as the Sweet Sixteen teams will play at the end of the week. By the way my bracket is looking, you can see that I'm much more of a hockey fan than a basketball fan due to my lack of success. However, my Final Four teams are still in the tournament. I have Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, and Duke as the final teams with my favorite college team Duke winning it all. (Sorry, Syracuse fans!)
 
This Friday, some of the boys and I are thinking about heading out to Erie, Pennsylvania to see the OHL teams Erie Otters and Sarnia Sting play in the first round of their playoffs. It'll be exciting seeing future NHL star Connor McDavid playing in playoff form!
 
- Nick Harper #30

Monday, March 23, 2015

A great Break kicks off a big 7 weeks remaining ......

Hey there hockey fans!!
 
Jamie Young checking in for the first blog post of the “springtime.” My Spring Break was great; I had the opportunity to go down to Myrtle Beach to play some golf and soak up some sun with Wilky and Bourney. I will tell you now, I don’t think you will be seeing any of us on the PGA tour anytime soon but we did have a whole lot of fun!!
 
The springtime brings a lot to the team. The second half of this semester brings the start of next season’s preparation. Everyone has had time to digest the positives and negatives of this past season and what needs to be improved on for next. All the boys are excited to get into the weight room and start making strides towards next fall. As a team we are going to be spending a lot of time together improving our togetherness. A team that sticks together, wins together!!
 
With all the snow melting, I hope everyone has a great start to their spring!!
 
Until next time,
 
-Jamie Young #3

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Break starts tomorrow......

Hey everyone!

Nick Harper here checking in for another blog post. I think I can speak for everyone saying that this week can't end fast enough as we are all waiting eagerly for spring break to start. Although the weather has been warming up here in Fredonia, (close to 40 degrees!) everyone is getting sick of the cold and snow and is looking forward for some warm sunshine. Many of the boys are heading south for spring break to relax on the beach and get a round or two of golf in. As for myself, I am heading down to San Antonio, Texas to see my brother John who serves in the United States Air Force. I'm very excited to go down there and see him, and to see his base and everything. Hey you never know, maybe he'll convince me to join the military after school just like fellow goaltender Chris Eiserman is!

I would also like to give a shout out to John and his new fiancĂ©e Casey Chiesa who announced their wedding date July 25th! Here's a fun fact, Casey was the goaltender for the Fredonia Women's lacrosse team from 2010-2013 and there's a big poster of her outside University Stadium. Congrats guys and I'll see you tomorrow Johnny!

Thanks for reading!
 
Nick Harper #30

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

...beautiful day today here in Fredonia...

Hi everybody, it is #18 here again.
It have been a beautiful day today here in Fredonia with temperatures above the freezing point. We are finally seeing some grass peeking forward from under the sheet of ice. The spring is officially here!
It is the final days of school before spring break and like every year the professors’ pile up all assignments to be due on the same day. The only positive thing about this is that there will be some time to relax and recover during break.
Since my last post our season ended and it has been a great experience and I cannot wait for next season to start. On top of this it has been the worst or should I say coldest weather I have ever experienced… but at least now, in March, it started to change to springtime. Hopefully in my next post it will be summer here on campus!
Have a great day all fans out there,
#18 Daniel MĂ„rtensson

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The cold has broken..............

Hi there Fredonia fans!!

Well, the clocks have turned, the cold has broken, and hopefully we are on our way into spring finally after a long cold winter!!

The season has ended since the last time I posted. It was a great freshmen year for myself getting a lot of experience on and off the ice. I just want to thank the seniors for being along my side the entire way through. I want to congratulate them on a four year career and good luck in all their future endeavors!!

This week is our last week of classes before spring break. It is going to be a much needed break from class for a lot of the boys. Guys are going all over the place for the week. Myself though, I will be heading to Myrtle Beach for a few days of sun and golf with Wilky and Bourney. It would be a fun few days of sun and lost golf balls!!

Well fans, as always, thanks for reading and enjoy the spring like weather now were finally out of the freezing temps.

- Jamie Young #3

Monday, March 9, 2015

It's a beautiful day here in Fredonia...........

Hey everybody !

It's a beautiful day here in Fredonia, the sun is shining and we have some very welcomed plus degrees. Walking outside this morning, I had dressed to warm which was a pleasant change since the last month has been freezing.

Friday night we had our banquet, where a few awards where given out and we honored the seniors. I want to send a big thank you to all of the seniors. The way you have taken care of us freshmen has been outstanding. Showing and learning us how to be student athletes, always leading by a great example. This will be something that we take with us and pass on to the incoming freshmen the coming years. It has been a pleasure to be on your team and I wish you all the best whatever you do in the future.

On a Sunday like this schoolwork is calling. Two mid-terms this upcoming week before we have Spring Break and I take off to warmer places. Thanks for reading and take care everybody !

//Oskar Gerhardson #9