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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cos looking ahead to Law School

Now that I'm a junior here at Fredonia the time is coming up quickly for me to think about my plans for after I graduate.  I took a practice Law school admissions test a couple weeks ago and got a 157.  To get into a higher-end law school I'd like to get my score up to about a 165-67 (it's out of 180, but no one gets that).  With a 165 I could more than likely get into a a school like the University of Michigan which would obviously be a very good option and it would also put me back closer to home.  Ann Arbor, Michigan is only about an hour and change from my parents home in Rochester, Michigan, so going there would give me an opportunity to be close to family while I attend law school.  One of my other top choices is the University of Chicago Law, which also has a great program but will be tough to get into.  There seems to be a lot of jobs in that area, at least for the time being, as many of my high school friends are living or have received job offers in Chicago.  It would be nice to live in a big city for a few years after living the small town life in Sault Ste. Marie, MI and here in Fredonia the past 5 years.  Either way, I have to take the LSAT before I can even apply anywhere, and I'm planning on doing that next June; realistically I have about 8 months worth of studying left to get 7-8 more questions right than I did on the practice run.  I'm definitely excited to head off to law school in the near future, and it will be interesting to see where I end up come Fall 2013.

#6 Ian Cosgrove

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Devils tie Brockport 4-4

So this past weekend we have shown that we can play as a team, with a sweep on Assumption College. With that said, were now going to face a true challenge this weekend against Brockport and Geneseo an absolute SUNYAC meat grinder! I believe that we have the depth on our team to have a very successful season, and make a deep playoff run. The boys are all very excited to start off the SUNYAC battle. I can't wait to see where our season takes us.

Andrew Christ

Friday, October 28, 2011

GAME NIGHT TONIGHT vs. Brockport...bragging rights on the line for Castriota

Hockey season is officially under way.  We got off to a great start with a great week of practice leading up to our two games on the weekend.  We carried that good week of practice into the games and finished the weekend 2 and 0.  I am personally looking forward to the games this weekend, especially the one against Brockport.  I will be playing against a bunch of my old buddies from back home which should make the game fun and exciting.  I'm hoping to come out of there with a big win and some bragging rights until the next time we play each other.  And then hopefully follow up with a good at Geneseo to finish off the weekend.

Stephen Castriota

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winnie excited for SUNYAC battle against Brockport

A very successful weekend of hockey with our 2 first games over with! All the boys are very happy to start the year off with 2 big wins and looking excited to get progressing from here on. Even though the weekend just finished were already focused on the next task at hand, which is moving forward into a intense week of practice preparing for our first road games on the year. Being SUNYAC games, all the boys are getting more and more pumped up knowing this is going to be a truly tough weekend physically and mentally. I'm happy to say we had a great start to the season and from here on out just going to keep the momentum going!

Jared Wynia

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nunner looking to create new memories for this season

It halfway through the first semester, but the year is really only starting because we open our season this weekend again Assumption College.  Classes are still a battle, but the work is starting to pay off, I just got the highest grade on my Theoretical Mechanics test.  Hockey has been going well, each practice the tempo picks up a little bit more.  You can really see the desires in the guys to have a great season this year.  I think back to the win against Oswego last year in play-offs and I'm excited to create new memories of this season with emotion behind them as that win had.  I think it’s safe to say its time to let the Blue Devils lose on this year’s competition.  

Bradley Nunn

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Palmy can't wait for the weekend

Just finishing up breakfast club, first week of practice, time winding down until game day, midterm grades getting posted. This week was a battle. It was a good one though, seeing the boys battling, OC tossing the body around, everyone keeping their feet moving through drills. Assumption has no idea what their in for. Its our barn, our game. Going 110% for 60 full minutes. We're not going to give up. I cannot wait for the weekend to come. It makes it hard to focus on school a bit when you have the home opener just around the corner. Cannot slack off. The boys will be prepared to battle Friday and Saturday. FSUFTW.
Palmy

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Defending Steele Hall is Sanborn's priority

We are already at the half way point of the semester and midterm grades are just about to be released.  The boys could not be happier than to finally be practicing everyday with the coaches now.  The first couple of practices have been nothing short of intense, a great starting point for our team but we know that the sky is the limit with this group of guys.  As the first week of practices is coming to an end, all the boys are anxiously awaiting the home opening weekend vs. Assumption and can’t wait to finally play a game in Steele Hall in a Blue Devils jersey.  The most important thing this weekend is making sure we defend our home ice and come away with nothing less than 2 huge W’s to start the season of right!
            Bill Sanborn

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Grinch on how time flies

Being a senior sure is a different feeling. It seems surreal that this will be the last season I play hockey. I started playing when I was 4 years old and now 20 years later my career is coming to a close. I can't believe how time flies by, it seems like just yesterday I was walking on campus for the first time and meeting Coach Meredith. This year it is time we take another step forward and win the SUNYAC Championship. Every year since I have been at Fredonia we have moved forward. My freshman year we missed the playoffs and had a very tough season. Sophomore year we made it to the playoffs and had a home playoff game. Last season we became the first ever six seed to make it to the league finals. This year however I think we have the mix to take it one step further and win the league and grab an automatic bid to the NCAA. I am very excited to get the season going this Friday, and I know the rest of the boys are too!
Kody Van Rentergem

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rosser develops a sweet tooth learning to skate

When I was very young my dad built a rink in our backyard. Every day he would take me out to the rink and set me down on the ice and  I would not move even one inch. After numerous threats directed at me to move around I still did not budge. So eventually he put 2 chairs at opposite ends of the rink and would place an M&M on one seat and then put one on the opposite chair. My love for M&M's at the time forced me to skate back and fourth to receive the chocolate prize at each end of the rink. That is how I learned to skate.

#7 Bryan Ross

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Same old Daver ... just 'bringing it'....this time as assistant coach

WOW! Does it ever feel great to be back on the ice, and in the swing of things with the all of the boys.  As the first weekend of the season is fast approaching, everyone has been extremely hard at work on and off the ice.  Not only have the boys been preparing themselves physically getting “shredded” in the gym, but as we have begun practice everyone has been focused, intense, and has had a high level of energy.  

I can say I’m very excited to see what the 2011-2012 Blue Devils, are going to bring at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night at Steele Hall.  This year personally for me, feels a bit different then past years. As for the last 3 years I have suited up as # 29 every Friday and Saturday night, however this Friday I will be trading in my skates and gloves, for a suit and a clipboard, as I begin my new role of student assistant coach. As my NCAA eligibility ran out at the end of last year, I still needed a year of school to finish my degree, and there was no way I could stand on the sidelines, and not be involved in the program. So far I have been having a lot of fun working with the guys, Coach Meredith, and Coach T.J.  It’s interesting being on the other side of things, but none the less, I am loving every second of it and I can’t wait for Friday night and the boys to set the tone.  Because no one comes into our barn and…………  I don’t want to spoil it.  I guess you’ll find out the rest on Friday night!

Dave Ridos

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nosky recaps Game Week - Day 1

Right in the middle of a very busy day, had the first day of breakfast club this morning. Running twice a week on the treadmill at 6 AM isn't much fun but, it will help my endurance for games. We had our team testing today right after breakfast club and then classes straight till 6 PM. Cant wait till football tonight to sit down, relax and get ready for Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Muhser pumped about Friday night

Yesterday, I found myself thinking about how far into the semester we were and I couldn't believe that it is almost time for Halloween already.  Last week, we ended captains skates on a good note with a real intense practice which poured over into Saturday.  I thought skating multiple times throughout the day was a good test and everyone put in a great day of work.  It's now Monday morning and I am still a bit sore still from Saturday but after a year off, any feelings of physical soreness are easily trumped by feelings of excitement just to be playing hockey again.  I hope we have a real solid week of practice and I am eager to start picking up the pace even more in order to get ready for Friday night.  For now, I'll be counting down the days till then, but I looking forward to great start to the season.  Feels good to be back boys.

Muhser

Monday, October 17, 2011

Junior, John O'Connor glad that it's finally hockey season

Captions practice ended this past Friday on a great note (an intense quadruple overtime scrimmage that ended in a 4-4 tie) that being said the day we had all been waiting for in anticipation of the season has finally come and gone (Oct 15th).  It was great to finally have our first day of practices, from the looks of things all the hard work the boys put in over the summer as well as since we’ve been back has paid off.  Personally I’m more excited now after seeing everyone working so hard and buying into the systems day one.

    This week is going to be very demanding for myself, as we have our first full week of practice fitness testing at 7am Monday morning and 3 exams.  I’m very grateful to have Sunday off to relax in preparation for this coming week, it gave me the opportunity to catch up on some much needed rest after yesterday.  Being a junior I now understand the importance of making sure I eat right and get plenty of sleep in order to stay healthy and energized for the season.

OC
    

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Perks turning lemons into lemonade

Now that we are starting our seventh week of school, everyone has become seemingly more comfortable and adapted to the pace of things here at Fredonia. I can see guys coming into their own, both on and off the ice and the formation of another great Fredonia State hockey team is well under way. On a personal note, after battling a foot injury for much of the first month, I am now back on the ice and in the weight room for full participation. During my time out with my injury, I took every opportunity to not fall behind and I feel like it has payed off in my first couple weeks back on the ice. Overall, it feels great to be back on the ice with the boys, and I am looking forward to another exciting season.
Alex Perkins

Saturday, October 15, 2011

'Chalkie looking forward to the start of the year

The last couple weeks have been a bit rough. I have been pretty sick and not able to do anything. Its driving me crazy not being at the rink everyday. I lost about 12lbs which I cant afford to do. I'm finally feeling better and looking forward to the season starting. I can't believe the season is only 7 days away. It will be great to start practicing with the coaches today and start the grind of the season. School this year has been a lot more demanding. I have spent more time in the library this year than I ever have before. Hopefully it pays off. I wish I was going back to Michigan but Fredonia isn't a bad place to relax. The long weekend will give me the chance to catch up on school work and sleep. Advanced conditioning is finally over. Coach had a few tricks up his sleeve this year in advanced conditioning and he really got the best of us. I've got 3 of my 4 years of it done now. Only one more to go.
 
Rob Michalka

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gonna be busy till Christmas

The pace of things really started picking up.  We finished our Advance Conditioning classes and are getting closer to the start of our season.  We have a much needed break coming up and I'm looking forward to heading home for some home cooked food and a break from school.  Even though a lot of the boys are leaving campus most of us will still be together in buffalo.  Once this break is over we won't have time for anything but school and hockey until about Christmas time so I plan to take full advantage of my break and get ready for the start of our season which is only a few short weeks away.

Tyler Matecki

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Willy on battling physics and sleeping in

Its currently 10:09 pm and I'm sitting in the library with Muhs battling with some physics homework. We're losing our minds so I need to take a little break get my mind off of school for a little bit so what better way to than to write this blog. Every week seems like it blurs together these past couple weeks due to some long hours in the lib... they've been taking a toll. I cant wait until the season starts I've been counting down the days until I'm back in a Blue Devil jersey. Advance Conditioning class just ended with the good old beep test, boy oh boy was that a battle. I'm sad to see Advance Conditioning go but happy that for the first time in my career I will not be attending breakfast club. For those of you wondering what breakfast club is it means that for people that don't complete the 2-mile run in under 13:00 min they have to be in the gym by 5:55 am to do cardio for 45 mins. So for the first time I can sleep in rather than waking up that early, all thanks to a 12:59 min 2-mile :)


Will McLaughlin

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mules says....Islanders maybe but probably not

Just got done with our last Advanced Conditioning class today, and everyone is going different places for fall break gearing up for the season to start. Happy to say that I made the two mile and won't be attending breakfast club again this year. The NHL also starts this week and all the boys are pumped up for that, they will all get to see the Islanders hoist the cup this season, (Probably not) but they are looking pretty solid this season.
Brett Mueller

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monfredo follows Christ to winning time

I finally am starting to adapt to the college life, fitting in studying, hockey, and even fitting in time to hang out with the guys.  This past week we had to run a 2 mile test for class and had to pass it in 13 min.  Over the summer I tried it and got 14:30 so going into it I was a little nervous.  As it came time to running it I just picked a guy who I knew would make it, Andrew Christ, and I just followed behind him passing the test with a time of 12:54.  Now that Advanced Conditioning class is over with I can't wait for the regular season to start and get back into the swing of hockey.  I am excited to see what the season has in store for us.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Melky runs the show in FIFA tourney

After being in Fredonia for over a month now I'm starting to get used to things both school wise and hockey. I have gone through my first set of exams and now I know how what to expect for tests here at Fredonia. (I could have stood to study for the first set of exams a little more I found out).  Staying on top of things and getting all the work done isn't as overwhelming as it was when I first started school. We have "fall break" coming up this week which happens to fall on Canadian Thanksgiving which is nice because when I'm home I will get my share of turkey. Hockey has been getting more intense as October 15th nears when the coaches are allowed on the ice. I have been in a couple battles in practice but, after the ice time its all back to normal and smiles in the locker room. I get my first set of college equipment tomorrow and I'm sure it will feel like Christmas which is pretty exciting. Other than that I look forward to starting the season off on opening weekend October 22nd and I feel our team will do really well this year.

P.S the freshman started a FIFA soccer tournment on Xbox and I think I need some better competition...

Cory Melkert

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bellzy and the boys ready for some 'meat grinders'

With the temperature getting lower and lower everyday, you can feel the beginning of the hockey season at your doorstep.  I feel we are making great progress in our captain skates and off ice workouts.  This past week, I had three tests on back-to-back-to-back days which made me spend a lot of extra time in Reed.  With the season right around the corner,  we have to put some final touches on getting all the little details right which I know we will as a team and get a great jump to the beginning of the season.  There is no doubt in my mind we are going to be ready mentally and physically for some "SUNYAC meat-grinders."  Last day of advanced conditioning tomorrow and finishing strong.
Bellzy #24  

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Transitioning from juniors to college getting easier

Excited for the fast upcoming season, can't wait to see how the transition from junior to college hockey is on the ice as well as the student body atmosphere at the games. As a freshman, getting used to the homework as well as hockey has been a big adjustment but has really started to come around and has become a lot easier. Looking forward to a nice Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend!

Brian Doust

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving...Amanda's got it covered

Things have been good here in Fredonia. Course work has been starting to pick up, but I feel like I am on top of things. Another great year of advanced conditioning class is coming to an end. We have been working very hard in the gym and on the ice, preparing for this season. I can't wait for all the work I have put in over the summer and up until now to pay off come the end of the month. The atmosphere in the room is one of anticipation and excitement as we near our first game, and I have been been spending some time mentally preparing for the battles this season will bring. On a lighter note, I'm excited for the upcoming break this weekend, and I am looking forward to having all the Canadian boys to my place for some Canadian thanksgiving turkey. My girlfriend Amanda is a great cook, and it should be a good time! I'm looking forward to putting in some more work to learn and get better this week!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hehrsy says everythings picking up except teammates NHL 12 skills

I am pretty happy that the two mile is over and done with and Advanced Conditioning is coming to a close here. It means that the season is that much closer and our first weekend is coming up very soon. School has picked up quite a bit, as I think it has for everyone. It does not even bother me though because I know the puck drops soon. Starting my third year here makes it seem like time has just flown bye. We all know that we need to have a big start to the year, especially the returning guys. I am excited to see our freshman in a game, they show real promise. Although I am hoping Matecki and Monfredo don't play real hockey like they play NHL 12 or else I'll have to feel real bad for Freezer back there. 

Hehrsy

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Junger itching to strap them on for real

I am now starting to get into the thick of things with my school work last week with two big midterms. I spent countless hours in the library preparing for my first stats test of the year which I can honestly say is probably my least favorite class so far here at Fredonia. I am just crossing my fingers that I pulled it off and did well, I guess we will see later on this week.

Last week we also had our big, two mile run. I am proud to say that I have made it now three consecutive years... just one more to go! We are now getting so close to when the real season begins it hard to not just want the next week or so to fly by and the 15th to get here already. That is when the real fun begins and all our hard work off the ice this summer is worth while. It will be exciting to get everyone on the ice together and see where everything fits into place with the new faces and the seniors from last year gone. It is the best time of the year and I cannot wait for it to finally be time to strap on the skates once again for a new season.

Chris Jung

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Holly on hanging banners and crowded libraries

The longest 13 minutes of this year are over. We are almost finished with our Advanced Conditioning classes and we are all excited because that means our season is just around the corner. We have Fall break coming up this weekend and then we are right to business the following weekend. Everyone is ramping it up in captains skates looking for that one more gear to lead us into our first official weekend. Once we hit October 15 it will be pedal to the floor with no stopping until we hang that Championship banner in Steele hall in 2012.
 
We are also at that point in the semester where everyone is starting to get into midterm exams, so the library is usually pretty crowded with our boys every night. The break this up-coming weekend will be good to have some time away from the classrooms, but I am sure everybody is as anxious as I am for us to get our season under way.
 
Jeff Holloway

Monday, October 3, 2011

Freshman, Declan Gunovski is optimistic

The past week has been tough with classes and hockey and the weathers been brutal but I couldn't be happier to be here.  We're all working hard and we want to win and it's shown in our work ethic in the conditioning and practice sessions.  We're going to make some noise this year .

Declan Gunovsk

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Captain Bryan Ross chimes in

As the leaves on the trees start to change I can not even put into words the anticipation I begin to feel for our teams first game, two weeks from today. We have been working smarter then we ever have before. Many of our workouts and skates have been designed for quick and explosive movements for a short duration of time, just like a shift on the ice. The freshmen seem to be adapting to the student aspect of college very well with many sightings in the school library and in study hall. Good job guys keep it up!

Bryan Ross