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Friday, September 28, 2012

Junger doing the dirty (sand bag) work

It's been a busy, busy last two days here for me in Fredonia. I had my first test of the semester in my least favorite class,  Finance. Spent a late night shutting down the library last night and up again early this morning for some last minute review before my test at 10. Feeling OK about how it went.  Didn't fail but sure didn't get the A, guess we will have to just wait and see. Just happy its over with. The only thing that was good about yesterday was getting to play around with some sand bags. For our advanced conditioning class yesterday we had our second annual sandbag work out not gunna lie it was a good one my 'hammys' sure are feeling it today. Only disappointing thing was the bags were re-bagged so we definitely didn't get quite as sandy as last year. Now its time to head to the rink to get some redemption for the colored team, we are currently down 2-1 in our captains practice scrimmages. But after a gritty comeback win in our battle drill competition on Wednesday i know the colored team is hungry for the W.

Chris Jung

Thursday, September 27, 2012

How time flys.....

Schools starting to get busy again for everyone seems like all the teachers are having there first round of midterms so the boys are grinding it out in the library. It's crazy to think that pretty much everything that I do this year will be lasts in my college career. When you come in as a freshman and all the seniors tell you how fast everything goes you could never imagine how fast these four years actually do go by. It honestly seems it was just yesterday that I was walking onto campus as a freshman not really knowing anybody or knowing what Fredonia was about and now I lifetime of memories and experiences. Now all there is to do is soak in this last year and everything it has to offer, and hope it doesn't slip by as fast as the last three did.

Chris Jung

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Junger sweeps four years of run

Today we ran the two mile and I can now say that all four years I have made it in under 13 minutes and today I ran a personnel best . I can honestly say that I am not one bit sad that I will never have to run two miles in under 13 minutes ever again! I thought they boys did really well today in my group. We had a good showing and most of the guys to my knowledge made it. Its alway a little nerve racking leading into it but when its over it one of the best feelings ever knowing you don't have to have to be in breakfast club and that you don't have to do it for another year, but for me never again. Its a hard 13 minutes but feels good know you put forth a hard fought thirteen minute grind. Now that thats over the season is drawing near and it cant come soon enough going to be a good year for the boys I can feel it in the air.

Chris Jung

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More on the Stanley Cup celebration

Thursday morning we got up early and headed to Trevor Lewis's aunts house for a little breakfast before we headed to the airport to pick up the Cup. When we got to the airport we headed to baggage claim where the keeper of the Cup told Trevor he would meet us. There was a little bit of a delay waiting for the keeper of the Cup to get off his plane, while we were waiting we could see a large case that looked like it could contain the Cup and sure enough that was it. That's when I got my first glimpse of it and Trevor raised it above his head. After that we went in the bus we were riding around in all day to head to where our ECHL team plays so Trevor could do a public event with the Cup. In the bus on our ride over to the rink is when I got my chance Trevor asked who wants to take the first drink? Me sitting next to him volunteered right away. The rest of the day was just hanging out with friends and family and of course the main attraction the Cup at a barbecue then to a party at a local bar for the rest of the night. Honestly, it was one of the greatest and most fun days of my life. Heres a few more photos of the day.
Chris Jung

Monday, September 24, 2012

The sweetist drink of all........

About a month ago I got the opportunity to spend a day with the Stanley Cup, my good friend Trevor Lewis right wing for the LA Kings was able to win the cup this year with them. When he final found out what day he was going to get it of course it was thursday of the first week of classes but I new I couldn't miss it so I booked my flight back home. Luckily it was syllabus week so I really didn't miss much. I flew out Wednesday night and went straight to the house that me Trevor and another buddy lived in this summer. The next day was one of the best days of my life doesn't get much better then enjoying a nice cold beverage out of the cup and just getting to hang out with it for an entire day. Not sure what could top it besides winning it for myself and sadly to say I think that ship may have already sailed especially since not gunna lie I did touch it and drink from it. According to the lore if you touch it before you win it you never will. But I will get a little more into the details of how the day went tomorrow. For now heres a little taste of how it was.
Chris Jung

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Looking for the picture of the scoreboard....

Pretty sure I aced my first exam of the semester this morning in social psychology.. Been a pretty relaxing Thursday so far in Fredonia.. No Advanced Conditioning class today so were headin to the rink for a skate instead.. Can't wait until tomorrow for the rubber match between team Matecki and Team Mueller.

Gearin up for the game of the week right now.. Series is currently tied 1-1 but team Tecki is fired up today for a big W.. Everyone's just happy that the school week is over and excited for a nice skate before the weekend.. I'll take a picture of the scoreboard for tomorrow's blog with our margin of victory

Cos #6

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cos has long day in class

Currently on my way to class from workout.. Solid effort by the 11 am group this morning. Today should be a long one with class from 12-3 then 4-7.. Unfortunately I won't be skating with the boys today but I'm sure they'll be fine without me. Gotta go for Drama & Film class.
Cos #6

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Grinding in the sand

Just got back from my Social Psychology class this morning.  At the moment I'm just watching some TV, but I'll probably head over to Nosky's house before Advanced Conditioning class.  Just gotta make sure I'm stockin' up on the fluids because as all the boys already know it can be a grind.  We have the sandbag workout today but since it's been raining it's hard to say whether we're still outside.  No more classes for me today, just have to work on a couple writing assignments after Advanced Conditioning class this afternoon.
Cos #6
                              Chris Jung weighs in on the Triathlon and Castriota's ability to tan.

Will McLaughlin comments on Triathlon

                               Senior, Will McLaughlin comments on his swimming prowess.

Monday, September 17, 2012

"back to the grind"

After a couple relaxing days off it's time to get back to the grind. By far the worst news this weekend was the NHL lockout. The only good thing to happen to my team was getting the Winter Classic this coming January against Detroit. Leafs and Wings in the Big House at U of Michigan (roughly 115,000 people)... it better happen. Now that every house has a copy of NHL '13 the excitement has been building for another hockey season so it was hard news to take. Excited to be back on the ice where we belong tomorrow afternoon, just wish I didn't have class for 3 straight hours before.
Cos #6
Hehr, Kauf and Perks celebrating their shirt choices.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cos enjoying the view from the top

The first few weeks back on campus as a senior have been a blast.  It's gone by super fast but it's hard to complain about being one of the top dogs.  I think we're all really excited to get the season going.  The changes being made to campus are turning out to be pretty nice, for sure the Tim's in Willy C is the best addition.  It would've been nice to be around to see the new science building get finished up, but at least we'll be able to use the new gym for a little bit.  I'll be on the lookout for great blog pics this week, hopefully I can provide as much entertainment this week as OC did last week.

Cos #6

Saturday, September 15, 2012

OC wraps a great week inside Blue Devil hockey

OC here again for my final blog installment of the week.... where to begin?  We just finished our third week of classes  here at SUNY Fredonia.  I had a test today I think I did well on, but as my Dad says "the proof is in the pudding" so we'll have to wait until I get my mark to see how I really did. 

Friday was our second scrimmage of the year, where Team Matecki was able to rebound from last weeks defeat and take a 9-7 win to even the series up at 1.  This weekend won't be one of pure leisure for me.  I have a few home work assignments and an online quiz I need to get done for Monday and with that being said its off to the library.
OC #8
Senior, Will McLaughlin, gets ready for Friday's Scrimmage

Friday, September 14, 2012

Crime and Crime Theory and Team 'Teck looking for the big "W"

Today was our second annual triathlon, although the running with the cinder block portion was cut back a bit from last year I think this years may have been tougher.  The reason I say this is because this years was more of a sprint to the finish then last years.  That being said it was a good workout and I think all the boys got a lot out of it.  It's 9:43pm here and I'm just taking a quick study break, while Palmy works tirelessly on his homework assignments for the night.  I have my first test of the semester tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm in my Crime and Crime Theory class.  Upon completion of the test I'll be headed over to the rink for our final skate of the week, hopefully Team Matecki can come up big and get the W to avenge last weeks 6-5 loss.  Back to the books.
OC #8

Thursday, September 13, 2012

NHL 13' ...let the games begin


It's 10 o'clock pm on the dot here in Fredonia on Wednesday night.  I just got done beating Palmy in back to back games of NHL 13', closing the gap on his 3-2 series lead here at the house.  NHL 13' came out Monday night at midnight, so technically Tuesday morning, palmy and I picked up our copy at game stop last night.  Hehrsy and a few of the other boys were first in line for the game over at Wall-Mart lining up around 11:40, he was a little disappointed they didn't release it until 12:04 but he was happy to be the first Blue Devil to have the game none the less.  Tomorrow we have the triathlon in Advanced Conditioning class, which is a tough workout but its always nice to have a little competition with the other guys.

OC #8

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

OC remembers September 11th

 Tuesday September 11th a day that will live in infamy.  It's hard to believe its been 11 years since that tragic day.  It's important to remember all those who lost there life, one of my uncles, a reporter for the wall street journal had an appointment scheduled for a few hours after the planes hit the world trade center.  Thankfully he was not around Manhattan during the attack.  As one of my teachers put it yesterday, September 11th is the tragedy of our era, much like pearl harbor on December 7th, 1941, an event that almost everyone can remember where they were when they got the news.  As I remember I was going to school in Connecticut only about an hour outside of NYC, so for fear that one of my peers would have family that worked in the city, we the students didn't hear about the attack till the very end of the school day right before dismissal, I'm certain I will remember that for a long time to come.
OC #8

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Holly rocking the dreaded Philly Flyers shirt

Monday's finally over which means my week is down hill from here, I have been under the weather here today, so I payed the health center at LoGrasso hall a visit.  They were very helpful and gave me some stuff that should hopefully clear me up by tomorrow, just in time for Advanced Conditioning.  I was able to grab a bite to eat with some of the boys today at Cranston, as you can see from left to right Tyler Matecki, Jeff Holloway, and Will Maclaughlin.  I took a couple tablets of NyQuil about half an hour ago so the clocks ticking till I pass out.  It's nice to have a little bit of down time tonight and not be in the library.
OC #8
Tyler Matecki and Jeff Holloway having dinner last night.

Monday, September 10, 2012

John O'Connor here, second blog installment, it's a Sunday afternoon here in Fredonia.  I got back from the library about an hour ago and I've been watching Step Brothers with Palmy and former Fredonia state blue-liner Robbie Michalka.  Although Step Brothers is a good movie it doesn't compare with my all-time favorites, my three favorite movies in no particular order are Good Will Hunting, The Town, and Happy Gilmore. The clock hasn't struck 8pm yet but I'm already looking forward to getting to bed, tomorrow will be a busy day with class at 10, a lift at 11, class at 1, class at 2, skate at 4 then a night class from 630-9.
OC #8

Palmy taking in Step Brothers
OC at work in the Library

Sunday, September 9, 2012

OC at the helm this week

Hey there, OC here, Fredonia state senior, forward.  Today was jersey day for the boys, so everyone has been wearing there favorite jersey all day.  Al Perkins is wearing my favorite Eric Lindros, in my opinion, the ultimate power forward.  We're currently all hanging out after a long week.  We're all hoping to see Sheppy soon.   Some of the boys have seen him already but others have not, as we wish his a speedy recovery, and can't wait to see him back on the ice.  Most of the boys are enjoying college football right now.
Until next time OC #8

Saturday, September 8, 2012

DJ Hehr plays it right

" Perkins ( his dobble ganger) hard at work at 8am in the library
Today was our first scrimmage,.Brett's team had a lucky win due to Plmy's mental let down.  Everyone is having an easy night looking forward to snior Ctizen Work day. Still anticipating Sheppy's  returnto campus.  Captain skates today were the most intense I  witnessed in 4 years, mostly due to Hehrs warm up playlist.  "Look out for each other", this is a key together we are invincible.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Nunner optimistic about Team Matecki

Just made it back home from the library, it has been a long day.  The work load has picked up at the end of the second week and every body has noticed.  New teams for captain skates were drafted for tomorrow's Friday scrimmage.  I am on Team Matecki and its a very solid roster, Mueller and his team have a lot of work to do tomorrow for a chance of winning the game.  Saturday is Senior Citizen Work Day.  All the boys will get out in the public and go help out doing minor chores unable to do by some of the local seniors.  We are all thinking about Sheppy and hoping for a speedy recovery.
Nunner '13

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Busy, busy day for Nunner and the boys

Today was a busy day; between practice and workout, let alone class.  Coach Silengo set up new workout groups for the boys.  A few guys on the team are getting together to watch the Giants / Boys game.  Brett and Mat are both hopping for a big win for the Cowboys.  Tomorrow is the second day of Advance Conditioning class, which coach promised us a great cinder block/ shuttle workout.
Everyone has been doing the right things in the rink and in the gym and setting higher goals.  "I can't wait to be 230lb and look just as shredded as Will,"- Melky.  Not too mention Edens walking around the room flexing at everybody.  Tomorrows another battle, but we will all be better for it.
Pink The Rink jersey's on sale soon.  

Nunner '13

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Meal time after a good workout

Today was my last first day of Advanced Conditioning class.  Although the weather was bleak to say the least; coach did not disappoint with a great work out.  It was hard fought for all the guys, one of those workouts that are terrible while doing, but leaves a great feeling when completed.  OC even found himself a new girlfriend in class.  All the guys who did have class re-fueled at Cranston Dinning Hall after.  Jung even felt like he worked hard enough to reward himself with an oreo cream pie.  I'm off to class while many other guys are barricading themselves in the library.  We are in the grind of the pre-season right now, but we are a gritty, grinding team.

Nunner '13  

Junior, Andrew Christ, left and freshman Mitch Kaufmann have dinner after their workout.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My favorite youth hockey memory


My favorite youth hockey memory is going to the pee-wee national championships.  I played for the Long Island Royals, we were up 5-2 going into the third to end up winning the game 6-5, scoring the final goal with less than two seconds remaining.  The national championship was in Colorado Springs.  I broke my thumb in the first game of the tournament, but refused to not play the rest of the games.  We made it to the final of the national championships by my game winning goal of the semi-final game, which was due to my broken thumb because the shot was so slow the goalie moved too quickly.  We eventually lost to our biggest rivals the New Jersey Devils in the finals.  It was the 10th time we payed them that year.  I always thought it was funny having to travel all the way to Colorado to play them in the finals.  This experience taught me a lot about winning and losing as a kid.  I crave another spot on the national level and I know this year I will be attending another national tournament.
Nunner '13

Monday, September 3, 2012

Nunner starts senior campaign

The first week of school is over and it was a great one for many reasons.  It was amazing to see all the boys again.  I enjoyed skating on the ice with everyone, especially seeing how all the new freshmen look.  I am home this first weekend, which gave me a good time to practice for the swimming part of the triathlon.  I heard most of the team went to the beach on Saturday...... wondering if they got as much swimming practice as I did.  I can,t wait to get back to SUNY Fredonia and get Advanced Conditioning started on Tuesday.

Bradley Nunn ‘13

Sunday, September 2, 2012

All the boys at the beach

Today was such  a beautiful day, all the boys decided to head to Sunset Beach to catch some rays. Here is a picture of us having dinner. We are just relaxing before we get back on our grind Tuesday for Advance Conditioning Class.

Brett Mueller '13

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Relaxing for the long weekend

We just got done with our last captains skate of the week. It has definitely been a good start to the year as all the freshman are fitting right in. And all the returners are looking good for the upcoming season. We have a long weekend this week because we have Monday off and all the guys are just relaxing and settling in after a week of school and captains skates. Here is a picture of a couple of the boys playing darts at the house.

Brett Mueller '13