Taylor Bourne #29
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today school was still busy as always for myself, with another night spent up in the learning center, but between my classes and my time spent in the library I was afforded the break as today was my first practice out with the team after my bout with mono. It was really good to be able to get back out on the ice, I also was lucky as goaltending coach John Cullen stayed out late after practice with me, to help me work on my conditioning. Also with today being Tuesday it's the weekly episode viewing of Sons of Anarchy in our house as many of the boys take a break from studying and relax and watch the show together.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Everyone is starting to feel the pressure of the semester coming to an end especially today, being that it is the first day back after Thanksgiving break. We didn't an optional skate today after playing Saturday and Sunday this weekend out in Michigan. I found it a long day for myself as this week has lots in store for me with assignments being due and a couple test before the final exam. Many other teammates are feeling the same and buckling down in the Learning Center tonight as I spent most of my night in the Learning Center after dinner with teammates Ryan Edens and myself working on math, while John DeFeo and Mitch Kaufmann worked hard on Physics at a table nearby. Its good to see all the boys working hard on their schoolwork as many other teammates were already in the library when I arrived, we are all getting ready for the final push as we head into the last couple weeks of class.
Taylor Bourne #29
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Also at the game was Noah Seidenberg with his son, Ethan and the entire Lupu family.
It was great to see them and meet their kids.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Today we had a good morning day skate and packed up the bus for our trek to Michigan. This weekend we have a non-conference game vs #5 Adrian and an exhibition game vs the US under 18 National Development Team. Our go to bus driver Sandy wheeled us over here in about four and a half hours. Whole squad watched two great flicks on the hike here, the first being We are the Millers, and the second being an all time classic Ace Ventura Pet Detective. Well that's it for today it is a short one but we have a game day skate tomorrow at 10 am so I am gonna rest up and prepare myself for a meat grinder tomorrow night at Adrian's Ice Arena. Tune in for updates on our results.
Talk to ya soon,
John DeFeo #15
Hey there fellow Bloggers,
Happy Thanksgiving to all here from the boys of the Fredonia state hockey club. It was a great day here in Fredonia, we gathered all the boys to the Forest Fire for a lovely home cooked meal by Mitch Kauf #24 and Father Andrew Christ #19. We had a tremendous spread of a 21 lb. turkey, ham, homemade stuffing and mash potatoes, and veggies. We then finished it all up with some pumpkin and apple pie. It was just as good as Mama makes it. We also were very entertained by Chad Bennett #14 with his hilarious stories and experiences. Overall it was a great Thanksgiving, and we are all very blessed to have been able to cook and enjoy it with each other. I hope you all enjoy your evenings, I am off to watch the Steelers/Ravens game with the fella's. Safe travels home everyone.
Catch ya later,
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Today was an early day for the whole squad waking up on a cold Monday morning heading to Steele Hall for our Team Skill Building. I really haven't done anything like this with any other team before so I was quite anxious. We were put through various mental and physical tasks that could only be completed as a whole team not just one individual. The most impressive part of it all I felt was not just in the games, but in the progress you could see being made from 8 in the morning till 4 in the afternoon during all of the activities. The communication at the start was more chatter than actual beneficial talk, but by the time we were putting together those puzzles late in the day the communication and planning was precise and we were working together as one well oiled fine machine. That's all for today need to head to bed and rest up for our two-a-day tomorrow.
John DeFeo #15
Monday, November 25, 2013
John DeFeo #15 clocking in for the blog this week, seems like yesterday I was writing my first blog post of my freshman year. But on a different note it was a cold cloudy day here in Fred-Vegas so what better to do than start the day with some much needed house cleaning and laundry. After putting in some man hours the Forest Fire is finally spotless, amazing what a little spit shine can do to a place. Following the cleanup the boys and I thought we had earned a movie night down at the Dunkirk cinemas. I was not familiar with any of the current movie choices being featured but the boys recommended The Hunger Games II. So in order to get into the loop we quickly through on NetFlix and had a double feature by watching the first Hunger Games before going to the theater. Turned out to be two excellent films that i would suggest people to go see, even though they left the second movie on a huge cliff hanger that currently has me rattled. But that's all for today folk's look forward toward writing about our team skill building session tomorrow, an all-day event that is going to bring are team closer together than we already are.
John DeFeo #15