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Monday, May 7, 2012

Will Barlow a Champion again!

Congratulations to former Blue Devil captain, Will Barlow whose team just won the Southern Professional Hockey League Championship.  Here is a great picture of Will hoisting the Cup.


Friday, May 4, 2012

25 years ago tonight was my first night on campus

It was 25 years ago tonight that I spent my first night in Fredonia.  Recently hired, but still working at Hamilton College, I used to drive to Fredonia on weekends to recruit and begin to put our program together.  When I would stay weekends, the college would put me up in the 'guest room' at Hendrix Hall.  Here is how my first night went.

I had a long day so Friday night I went to bed early about 9:30PM.  Staying in the dorm was pretty noisy and being the last day of classes, it might have been extra crazy.  Anyways, the Fire Alarm goes off at 11PM.  I get out of bed, get dressed, and walk out of the dorm with the others that are trying to get away from the endless clang of fire bells.  Apparently somebody pulled the alarm so after about 30 minutes outside, we then get to come back in.

Again at 1:30 AM the alarm bells go off.  I'm starting to get ticked off now, but do the right thing and exit the building.  Seems like a few more people are waiting outside with me and they, well, let's just say they were in a party mood!

Last straw...at 3:30 AM the alarms go off a third time.  I get up, get dressed, get packed, and leave for a local hotel which I check into for the rest of the night.  I am happy to say that there were no more fire alarms that night at the hotel and for the next 5 hours, I had a restful sleep.  Welcome to Fredonia.

Well that night was exactly 25 years ago tonight and as bizarre as it was, it still brings back very good memories.

Coach Meredith

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nosky sees time fly!

I can’t believe there is only 2 days of school left in the year. This was by far the fastest year of my life. Growing up you always hear that time flies the older you get, well the older I get the more I believe it!
Now we have a bunch of tests, along with the NHL playoffs and to top it all off Final exams start Monday. It’s a fun, but stressful time to be a Blue Devil.

Ken Nosky

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

'fredo can't believe how fast the year went...GO Rangers!

There is just three weeks left of classes and my first year at college is already over.  I feel like it was just yesterday when we were in training camp and playing my first game of college hockey.  Time sure did go quick.  Since hockey season has been over though the days seem to go by just a little slower, but now it is playoff hockey time.  So after I get my work out in I make sure I get my home work done right away so I can kick back and relax and watch the games all night.  Of course my Rangers are doing good.

Good luck Rangers and make me proud!!!

Mike Monfredo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Eddy can't believe he' on the 'back nine' of his career

Its hard to believe that the end of my sophomore year is almost here! Another hockey season has passed, another bills tailgate was enjoyed,  just this past weekend was my second annual spring bar crawl, now just another Fred Fest to get through and it will be summer. Well of coarse another round of finals too but I feel good about them this semester. It seems like not to long ago I was coming on a recruiting trip and staying with Brunsy and Grinch who were at that time underclassmen. Chris graduated last year but was in town for the spring bar crawl so it brought back some memories of that trip. Staying with Brunsy and Grinch, 2 guys also from Alberta definitely had an influence on my decision to come to Fredonia. As well as the fact that Hehr came here. It made Fredonia seem like the right choice for a western guy like me and I continue to be pleased with my decision. I look forward to coming back as an upperclassman next year and to continuing to dominate the US/CAN shootout with the fellow Canadians.
Eddy 18