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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cappy in the home stretch..........

Good morning bloggers!

With the season opener just a day away you can tell the guys are really anxious to get it going.  It's been a long 2 weeks of just practice and beating up on each other to get ready for tomorrow night.  It's going to be nice to finally see some people in different jerseys and be able to take it to them for a change.  Although the first game of the season is always an exciting time, I know it will be bitter sweet for me and the 3 other seniors on the team.  This marks the start of our last season here at Fredonia.  All four of us are definitely excited about what's going to come out of this season, we have a tight knit group with a lot of good hockey players.  Not only on the ice but off the ice we all enjoy spending time and having fun together.

I know its Halloween tomorrow night but I think you guys can take a few hours out of your time and make your way to Steele Hall to catch a great hockey game.

See you guys tomorrow night,

Cappy #21

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wynia getting gritty and loving every second of it...........

Good morning everybody! 
Jared Wynia back with you here and on a nice Fall day. I'm up early for class today and going to start walking to school soon and the wind doesn't seem to be blowing Mach 5 which is a nice change of pace from the other day. 
The boys are all getting excited for the opening weekend starting this Friday and I am really looking forward to it. Practice was kicked off with a solid Monday skate yesterday and we're going to continue that today as we prepare for Cortland. As for myself I'll be doing my school work today and tonight, hopefully, watch the Royals win the World Series as I've found this baseball to be very entertaining as of late. 
Until next time! All the best. 

Jared Wynia #20

PS. Just an added photo of my 'day at the office' last Friday during practice blocking shots. Getting gritty and loving every second of it. You can't even tell it's there.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Excited for my senior season......

Excited for the final season.

Never thought that this day would arrive, but this Friday will be my first game to my final season of NCAA hockey. Exciting yet depressing that this may be one of my last seasons of hockey in a competitive setting. We had our Blue/White scrimmage this weekend on Saturday afternoon, that really got the feelings going. Sitting there lacing up my skates thinking I only have 28 more of these times before it's all over can only give me the motivation to put it all out there every game I have left. 
The scrimmage itself was a success as I stayed on the Blue team the whole session and came out with a W. Time to keep those W's coming facing Cortland this Friday. It will be a great game to get the season rolling, facing off against an old friend I've grown up with since the 5th grade who was a roommate of mine in juniors in Cortland defenseman, Jeff Vanzant. We'll have some extra motivation facing each other with friends and family in the crowd. It's going to be a big win for first year assistant coach, Mike Lysyj, who is a Cortland hockey alumni, so expect some extra energy from the coaching staff this weekend as well. 
Starting a hard week of practice to prepare us for the weekend ahead! For those that will be participating in Halloween on Friday, be safe and have fun!
#23 Brian Doust

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Melky gearing up for SUNYAC Battle on Friday night........

Hello Ladies and Gentleman,
Just me Cory checking in for another blog post. Blog posts may start to heat up a bit now with the season just one week away. October 31st has been circled on my calendar for sometime now as its our first game of the season and the SUNYAC opener for the boys. We just had our Blue/White game and it went pretty well and was face paced.
Although the body is getting older (turning 24 in 2 weeks...I think its 24?) and pretty much gets sore with minimal activity I still love the game and I cannot wait to go through my game day routine this coming Friday. This week will consist of figuring out ways  on how to slay the Dragons of Cortland, and I am confident the guys will lay it all out there on the ice in Steele Hall Friday night.
Another exciting time of year is that around my birthday, my two best buddies always come up to the Fredonia to visit me. This year it turns out they will be making the trip for opening weekend because we are away on my birthday weekend, and I couldn't be more excited to see both of them. I have been best friends with them for a lot of years now and for them to still be coming out to support me and the team means a lot. Don't worry Mom I haven't forgotten about you, I'll see you in the stands for warm ups at exactly 6:20 pm........and she says I am the superstitious one.
I can't wait to lead the team into the battle we call the SUNYAC, until next time, all the best.
Cory Melkert #2

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Damo excited as we start the season......

Hello bloggers freshman forward Damien Kulynych bringing you today's blog!

The first week of practice is finally over and with that brings the blue and white game today. Its been a great first week of practice.  All the boys were rolling and are very eager to get the season started. It's now just a week away and I think I can speak for everyone when I say I’m excited! For myself its been a good week of practice, seeing how Coach Meredith likes to run things and all the fine details it takes to play college hockey.

On Tuesday morning I became a member of an exclusive club, the Breakfast Club! The Club starts at 6:30 in the morning and we do 45 minutes of cardio. As early as it is, its good to get up and get some cardio in! Well its time for me to go get ready for the Blue and White game!

Until next time…
Damien Kulynych #14

Friday, October 24, 2014

A day in the life of Marcus Andersson..........

Hello all,

This is Marcus Andersson with the honor of writing today’s blog. 

The first week of practices has now passed and tomorrow we’re playing a scrimmage. The intensity is very high on the ice – but also off the ice. Therefore, I thought it could be interesting for you to read about a regular day for a hockey player in the Blue Devils. Let me present… my Wednesday!

9 am
Wednesday morning means English class, which of course is perfect for a Swede like me.

10 am
Over to next class – Communication. One hour of sitting still, listening and taking notes in a big lecture hall. Luckily, the chairs are very comfortable.

11 am

12 pm
Noon and it’s time for my Journalism class. Journalism is my major and this class is always fun and challenging.
So it begins – the afternoon of training. This afternoon is what will make us successful this year. No other guys in any other team in the SUNYAC can work harder than what my teammates and I do here in Fredonia.

1 pm – 2 pm
Workout group. Sprinting, jumping, lifting and getting better, stronger and faster.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Skill practice on the ice.

3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Team practice. 

6.30 pm
Low on energy after a long afternoon of training. A big dinner with the team always helps!
And this is how it goes on. Every day we get better, both academically and of course on the ice. Let us show you what we can do on the ice. Next Friday it is time, and we will see you then!

Thank you for reading, 

#11 Marcus Andersson

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Harps getting a little extra time in BC............

Hey everyone!

Nick Harper here checking in for my second blog post of the year. This week was the week all of the boys have been looking forward to. The first week of official practices. After only a few days into the season, you can already see the intensity starting to pick up as everyone is giving it their all out there.

The first week of the season also means that the infamous Breakfast Club starts. For those of you who don't know what Breakfast Club is, you're in for a treat. The Breakfast Club consists of selected individuals who didn't make the two mile run in under 13 minutes. What we do in the Breakfast Club is that at 6:30 in the morning, we have to do 45 minutes of cardio in the gym. Tuesday the 21st was the first day of breakfast club and it was great to see all the boys' smiling faces bright and early in the a.m.

All joking aside, only a little over a week away from our first two home games of the year against Cortland on Halloween, and then Oswego the next night. It's awesome seeing all the dedication and desire to win all of the boys have. We know a fast start to the year will be a tremendous help and it's about time to play some games! That's all for me today and hope to see everyone October 31st and November 1st!

Nick Harper #30