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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tough loss last night to Brockport.....

Kauf here,

Tough loss last night to Brockport as they edged us 4-3 in overtime putting a 5 point spread between us and them. With our last away game of the regular season today the boys are on the road to Geneseo looking to steal 2 points from the Knights; it’s going to take a full effort from everyone tonight.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Father vs. son when Brockport visits Friday

FREDONIA, N.Y. - If Fredonia men's hockey coach Jeff Meredith has one regret in his 28 seasons behind the Blue Devil bench, it's this: He has missed most of his son Matt's college hockey games.

"That is the saddest thing to me," the elder Meredith said. "I haven't gotten to see him play a lot."

The Merediths will have a mini-reunion Friday when Matt and his Brockport teammates come to Fredonia to play his dad's team. Game time is 7 p.m.

Matt Meredith, a sophomore winger, was in the lineup against Fredonia two other times - both times in Brockport. That makes Friday's game his first time back on the Steele Hall, where Jeff Meredith has coached since 1997.

There's a lot on the line Friday, especially for the Blue Devils, who trail the Golden Eagles by three points for the sixth and final SUNYAC playoff berth.

A Brockport win or a tie would be damaging to Fredonia's chances.

It is the third straight weekend blood has run thicker than Steele's frozen water. When Potsdam was here Jan. 30, it was a rematch of the Rivera brothers from Pacific Palisades, Calif. - freshman Luke of Fredonia vs. senior Jake of Potsdam. They also met earlier this season in Potsdam.

Last weekend, the Casales from Lewiston, N.Y. were on opposite sides - Benjamin, the Fredonia freshman, against Joe, a senior for SUNY Canton - both Friday and Saturday nights.

Fredonia and Potsdam split their two games. So did Fredonia and SUNY Canton. Having lost at Brockport 4-3 last Nov. 20, Jeff Meredith will be happy with a split against his son's team - a game which leaves his wife, Joanne, in an unenviable place.

"She told me she wants Matt to do well, she wants him to score a goal," Jeff said. "But she wants us to win. After all, she has to live with me."
  • Updated Pink The Rink dollar totals are in. The sale of game-worn pink Blue Devil jerseys, officials shirts, and other donations netted $7,461, bringing the total since 2008 to $67,529.16. Collections made in 2007 - the first year of Pink The Rink - are not included.All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society of Western New York ... After playing at home Friday, the Blue Devils are on the road Saturday when they travel to Geneseo.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tomorrow we fight Brockport for a playoff spot here at Steele Hall Arena....

Hey Everyone!

I'd like to start out by saying happy birthday to my youngest brother, turning the big 18 today. On another note, the boys are all anxious for tomorrow as we fight Brockport for a playoff spot here at home. We've been battling hard in practice this week and can't wait to hit the ice tomorrow night. 

Stay warm out there today, 

Jimmy Morgan #22

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Well, it's do-or-die time for your Blue Devils.......

Mike Freeman coming at you guys with another blog!
Well, it's do-or-die time for your Blue Devils as we face an absolute must win game this Friday at home against Brockport. So here's the lay of the land: Brockport sits in the spot directly ahead of us, which is sixth place. That also happens to be the last playoff spot. If we beat them this Friday, we will creep to just one point in the standings behind them with the same amount of games remaining. So as I said, do-or-die.
All technical stuff aside, the boys know we just need to simply come out and play as well and as hard as we possibly can, and that is exactly what we have been talking about all week in practice. We do still have a good deal of control over our own destiny, meaning if we win the remainder of our games, we will set ourselves up for the best possible scenario. The confidence in our room right now is very high as everybody trusts the guys to their right and left. 
Speaking as a Freshman on this team, I personally want to win for the Seniors on our team that have undoubtedly been the driving force behind this seasons successes. The least we can do as a team is totally empty the tank this Friday and Saturday nights just to try and give those guys a shot at a playoff push. Hopefully we can come together as a group and achieve something special.
Stay posted Devils Faithful and know we appreciate you!
Until next time, 
Mike Freeman

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

My family in attendance for their first ever Blue Devil hockey weekend......

Good morning Fredonia, #4 Jon Carlson here on the blog. The Devils would like to again thank everyone for coming out to our Pink the Rink game this previous weekend. Was an exciting weekend for myself personally as I had some family in attendance for there first ever Blue Devil hockey experience. Looking forward to this weekend, as we host Brockport on Friday in a huge conference tilt. The Devils currently sit with 8 conference points behind Brockport with 11. Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the day.

Jon Carlson #4 

Monday, February 8, 2016

It was the first time I have ever played against my older brother .....

Hello Blue devil fans, Ben Casale here checking in for another blog.
What a weekend with Pink the Rink and the Superbowl mixed with physics homework! I want to thank all the fans who came out and supported us Saturday night. Even though we didn’t get the win it was an amazing experience and one I will remember forever. Not only because it was sold out and for a great cause, but also because it was the first time I have ever played against my older brother. My father had to buy 45 tickets for family and friends that wanted to come watch the game. Needless to say this weekend was very special for me and my family.
Thank you fans for making it even more special.
Until next time!
Ben Casale #19

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bobby says "Let's go Panthers.".........

Sunday's are usually a day of rest. After a couple non conference games against canton this weekend, the boys are relaxing on the final day of the weekend watching the Super Bowl. There is nothing better than some pizza and wings on an off day before a very important week coming ahead. Let's go Panthers.

#21 Bobby Polachek