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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sons of Anarchy

Just finished up getting my weekly dose of Sons of Anarchy with Mikey Hehr #4, Muelly #26, and Chris Jung #12. Tonight's episode was not as gritty as some of the other episodes so far this season, but hey even the Sons need a night off every once in a while. Hehrsy seems to think that he has many of the same qualities as Sons President Jax Teller, but I beg to differ.
Today was our first day back since Hurricane Sandy gave us an extended weekend, Sandy seemed to let us western New Yorkers off the hook a little more than anticipated, but that's probably for the best. A little bummed out we had to postpone our meeting with Penn State, but that's OK we'll be ready for them in December. 

Had a chance to catch up with a couple standout freshmen Mitch Kaufman #24 and John DeFeo #15 in the library today. Nothing but great things to say about those two com padres; very smart cats. Needless to say the future of Fredonia State hockey looks bright for years to come.

Overall, great day today, looking forward to the rest of the week.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday....fun day

Sunday's are a good day for relaxing and watching football. Seeing as it is a bye week for our Buffalo Bills though, today provides a nice opportunity to catch up on a little school work. I am here at the library working on some ridiculous calculus and watching Burger struggle with some chemistry. Will and Declan are also here. Some of us like to come and sit with the boys while working on a Sunday to keep it a little lighter while others decided to cozy up at a table with their significant others. Above is a nice shot of Palmy doing just that.. Your welcome Tyler.  
 
Eddy #18

Saturday, October 27, 2012

"its a brand new day for some puck"

To steal a quote from @Jwyniaa "its a brand new day for some puck". That it is and its a new challenge for the boys. Personally, my hand hurt this morning and was swollen from a blocked shot late in the game last night. Our knowledgable training staff recommended an x-ray so i just got home from doing that. The good news is there is no fracture so I will be back in action right soon. I am disappointed i cant be out there battling with the boys tonight in such a big game for us but i have confidence in my teammates to do what needs to be done.
Eddy 18

Friday, October 26, 2012

GAME day in Fredonia and it's going to be a big one!

GAME day in Fredonia and it's going to be a big one! Last year we beat Geneseo in the first round of the playoffs so we know they will be coming hard but it is our first home SUNYAC game of the year and we are ready. I am excited to remind Geneseo what playing in Steel hall is like. Me and Nosk had dinner together last night and talked about our strategy for the game, body, body, body, and we cant wait to get out there cuz its exactly how both of us like to play. For dinner we had Nosk's grandpas meat sauce with pasta and i have to admit it was pretty damn good, not better than my own grandparents but who could ever say anything like that about their own grandparents. Anyways, it's time for a nap and then it will be time to go to the rink.

Eddy #18

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Melky getting ready

Ian Ellenberger approaches the tee

This year there was a third annual Business Golf tournament at the Casadaga Country Club hosted by the Fredonia Business club. It was a 9-hole two-man scramble style so me and Cory Melkert decided to enter, and, if it wasn't for a miserable double bogey on the very first hole we could have won it. Our competition was the other twosome we were paired with which consisted of our good friend Terry and a former teammate Dom. I'm sad to say they beat us but they did by one stroke on the 9th to win the tournament. Since then I have been on the coarse a couple of times with a couple other guys. Its really nice to get out there and relax and have some fun with the boys. Here's 2 pictures of Melky and Berger's golf attire.

Ryan Edens #18

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Remembering when it was warm......



I was looking through some pictures today and found some from the beginning of September this year. Palmy was nice enough to invite some of us out on his dads boat a town over. It was a beautiful day and i think i can speak for Tyler, Ellenburger and myself when I tell you it was hilarious watching OC try and get up on the ski's. I don't actually have a picture of OC on the ski's because, well, he didn't get up.. but the first picture there is him excited to try. The second picture is of Ellenburger driving the boat...might have been the reason OC couldnt get up. And the third is just us having a great time with our shades on.
Eddy #18

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Holly and Benney

Jeff Holoway and Chad Bennett were born on October 22 so Id like to give them a birthday shout out. Holly is an old man and I believe chad just became legal in the United States of America. Both of them are celebrating their birthday this evening buried in some books at the library. I snapped a picture of the freshman studying together; bourny defeo and kauf are all doing a calc web assign while Bennett is.. well we don’t know what he is doing. He’s in his own world with those headphones he’s rocking. By any means it appears that the freshman wont let us down in the gpa column if they continue to work like this. As for me I also have some calc homework to get back to.
Eddy 18

Monday, October 22, 2012

A new day, a new week!

Sunday night, just finished watching Shooter with nunn and nosky, great flick about a man who is fighting for what is right. . It was nice to have a day off to recharge and get ready for next week. We had a tough loss this weekend, it is a humbling experience to be defeated like that. I feel like every time a team starts a season they may have lofty goals, but many times they do not know what is necessary for them to do. This weekend just showed us how much we have to work and get better every day to succeed in being the team we want to be. We have to continue to push each other each day so that we can establish our identity as a tough hard working team. Tomorrow is the start of SUNYAC play for us and i know everyone is really excited to get our league play started

Eddy #18

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Not time to 'tilt'

It has been a late night on the bus and we are finally home. We have a big week ahead of us to prepare for our SUNYAC opener. My parents and Perks parents are flying down for the weekend, so it should be a great weekend. They are flying in thursday night, so after practice we will go out for a big dinner. We have a big day of football tomorrow so it is time for bed after a long day on the road.

Hehrsy #4

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Great way to start, Kauff gets first!

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I just got back home from Wing City for a post game meal with the boys. We had a great start to the season tonight with a 5-2 win over SUNY Canton. The crowd was great and it made for a great atmosphere in Steele Hall tonight. Before the game, I was contacted by tons of Alumni wishing all of us luck and saying they will be listening. I think that goes to show how much of a family we are at Fredonia State. Kauff got his first ever goal in college which is a great way to start off his career, and Marty O' also got his first as a Blue Devil. He led the way with big hits all night, which everyone followed. It was great to see and be apart of. Off to bed now so I can get a good night sleep for Utica tomorrow. Time for a gritty and greasy road game.
Hehrsy #4

Friday, October 19, 2012

Canada, one and O...Opener Tonight!

Canada claimed the first victory today of the showdown in the 2012-2013 season. We had a great pre game skate today, I personally had a little trouble with the whole skating aspect during a 2 on 1 drill, but hopefully that will work itself out overnight. After practice 8 of us went to the beautiful Applebee's here in town and hammered out a few 2 for 20's. We had Crystal Doust as our hostess as wel. After Applebee's me and Teck went to the computer lab and had to write up a paper for our class tomorrow, guaranteed A's. Tomorrow my teachers decided to really spice up my day by making it go quiz..paper due..quiz. Pretty ridiculous friday and game day if you ask me. Here is a picture from our dinner tonight. Cappy's face describes the Yankees playoff run, JD looks like he is 14, I am not sure what Wilky is smirking at, I am pretty sure Tecki isn't even talking to anyone and laughing by himself and Kauff is staring into Dousts eyes smiling. It was a very nice picture to sum up our dinner. Well it is time to head to bed here, we have our home opener tomorrow. Sadly, it will be my and all the other seniors last ever home opener so lets make it a good one!

Hehrsy #4

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oh Canada

The boys had a great practice today, maybe a little iffy at the start, but we pulled it together and had a strong finish. Before I forget I have to give Freezer a shout out for beating us in rebound today, I promised him I would. After practice me and Perks had night class which was just lovely. A guy next to me slept sitting up for 45 minutes of it, so you know how much fun it was. We also received our tests from the previous class and somehow Perks beat me...by a lot..pretty devastating. Tomorrow is a big day, first Canada vs US showdown. I know Palmy has been looking forward to this all summer so we are going to have to be sharp to keep the Canadian flag hanging, just like it was all summer. After the Canadians win that, then our focus will be on Friday night. Steele Hall is going to be rocking for our home opener and the boys cannot wait to finally get the season underway.

Hehrsy #4

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Classic picture of Perks

I just finished watching the TV show, Sons of Anarchy with Mueller and Perks and we are all pretty stunned about tonight's episode. Their club is pure grit, just like us. Today's practice went very well I thought, everyone is getting out of their comfort zone and battling in preparation for this weekend. After practice I made an unusual appearance at the library with Tecki, since we have a test tomorrow we thought we should go buckle down for most of the night. That was after Marty O', Tecki, and I had a lovely dinner at Tim Hortin's on campus. Marty was not afraid to clean up the boys left overs, no questions asked. Through my investigative work, I found a nice baby picture of Perks when he attended a red carpet ceremony. You can see him in the background, front row, standing on the gate. Cute Kid.
Hehrsy #4

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First day wrapped up

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                                          Freshman, Chad Bennett on his first day of practice

The boys just wrapped up the first official day of practices. It was a good day in both sessions, the boys were fired up right from the start. After practice, Muelly, Perks, Doust, Tecki and I decided to skip out on the AAA Alberta Beef that the Cranston Marche feeds us and we went to Wing City for a meal. We were planning on going to the DeJohn's pasta place but apparently they are not open on Mondays. It is now time for some rest and hydration so we can get back at it tomorrow with another strong day. I also have to mention the beating that we put on Freezer today in rebound, and Coach Bill with the GWG. No better way to end a practice with a win over Freezer, probably because it doesn't happen to often.
Hehrsy #4

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Early to bed, early to rise....for Day One of the season

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Freshman, Mitch Kaufmann on his first college practice.
 
We are just finishing up Fall Break here, it was been a much needed and relaxing break. Perks, Christer, and I really put ourselves to work, we went to the dump one day, and then we also cleaned up our house and bought a rug. After accomplishing all that in four days, we decided to treat ourselves and go have a very nice family dinner at the White Inn. Brian Doust tagged along as well. Tomorrow is the day we have been looking forward to all summer. It is important for us to get off to a good start in practice and carry into our game against the Canton Kangaroo's. Well it is about 5pm so I think I am about to head to bed here soon so I can wake up tomorrow.

Hehrsy #4

Willy got the paper finished and found time to scout as well

Fall break has quickly come to an end. The good news is I finished up my paper and tomorrow I will be making the long journey back to Fredonia. I did a little scouting when I was home. I went to Penn State vs. AIC game. Seeing that we play PSU at home this year I thought it would be good. The biggest thing I noticed was that PSU doesn't like to hit or to be hit. Let me tell you that they got another thing coming once they step foot in the Steele hall. They won't know what is coming. I'm excited for the matchup because our style is such high intensity and physical we are gonna show them what fredonia hockey is all about!


AIC vs. Penn State
#9 Will McLaughlin

Saturday, October 13, 2012

One page down, fifteen to go and Wilky riding shotgun on Bourneys cell

I'm getting anxious to get back to school already, I never thought I would say that. But as Monday approaches I get more and more excited.  It's nice to have our teammate Bourney back and it seems like he is taking advantage of having Fall Break with another teammate Wilky. Wilky accompanied Bourney in uncharted territories as Bourney went to get an American cell phone. What a big day for him, I'm proud of him. At my end, break is going well. I got about 1 page out of the 15 done so the next couple days I'll be shut off from the World trying to get it done. Other than that it's nice being home.  I got to see my grandparents and went out to dinner with them, it was nice.  I sure miss them and it was nice to spend some time with them.  Playing a sport in college is very hectic and time consuming but its truly a blessing when you get some time off to spend it with the people who are most dear to you.

Ryan Wilkinson waiting for Taylor Bourne who is getting his phone.
#9 Will McLaughlin

Friday, October 12, 2012

Willy living it up at home over break

Glad to be home for some nice R&R. Day one of fall break is going great, met up with some old friends, got to see my doggies, and got spoiled by my mom with some awesome delicious meals (you dont find these in cranston marche). From what it seems the boys are also enjoying their time off I know some of them are going to our coach's house to help build his backyard rink. Make sure you bring your working gloves boys. Its of the utmost importance to keep in mind that just because we have a break does not mean we can take a break from working out. We need to be ready to go in tip top shape come Monday. Hopefully all of my ma's cooking doesn't make me too slow, I'll do some extra cardio to burn it off. I'm getting excited as Monday approaches but I'm also enjoying the break because once hockey starts we don't get much time to go home. All and all Day One of break was a success.

Best,
Will McLaughlin #9

Thursday, October 11, 2012

On Fall Break


Today was the last day of ice, it also was the start of Fall break. It is a much needed break where we get Thursday and Friday off of school. A lot of teammates went back home while others mostly Canadians are staying in Fredonia for it. I just got back home in Mountaintop, PA. The drive was brutal because I was exhausted after practice but I'm glad to be home in my own bed. Unfortunately I won't really to get enjoy the downtime of Fall break because I have a 15 page paper that I have yet to start, due on Monday, so its crunch time for me. I've always been a good procrastinator and work well under pressure so I'm sure I can get it done. Well until next time.
Cheers,
Will McLaughlin #9

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dress to impress



Today was a big day it was picture day for the Fredonia State Men's hockey team. All the boys were dressed to impress in their freshly ironed suits. The hair was gelled, the eyebrows tweezed and the facial hair was shaved. Well, except for a select few who decided to go with the retro look of having a mustache. To say the least they went unnoticed with people only having great remarks about them. I guess its just another way of showing that we are the old men on campus accounting for the select few of individuals that can actually grow facial hair. I'm really thinking about keeping the mustache for a little bit longer it has been lucky. I've been acing my tests, feeling stronger in the gym (maybe due to working out and not related to a mustache but who knows!), and lastly, the mustache helped Team White pull of the victory in game 7 to conclude the captain skate scrimmages. To the boys that grew them: I know its sad to part with them because that upper lip gets awfully cold especially now that the weather is taking a turn for the worse but I encourage to keep them going and maybe they will continue to bring us good luck and great things for the future!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The 2 most exciting words in sports...Game 7

Back to the work week. We had a good scrimmage today, had the lead, got to relaxed and the 'colors' team made a comeback and beat us in overtime. Series is all tied up now at 3-3 so game 7 is gonna be a battle. The feeling around the locker is one of excitement as the season nears and we are also excited to get have Bourney get back. This week is going to fly by with Fall Break just around the corner. I can't wait for it because come Monday the season officially starts. GO BLUE DEVILS!!

#9 Will McLaughlin

Monday, October 8, 2012

McLaughlin leading the charge in the classroom

Fredonia in the fall is great. The boys are in school mood and I'm leading the charge. I had two tests this week, but I did great on both of them. My one professor is already impressed, gotta love getting off to a great start. I'm so excited to get the season underway Oct. 15, it can't come soon enough!!

Will McLaughlin

Sunday, October 7, 2012

"I have never been part of a team that is this close in my life "

Nice little Saturday we had here in the fall of Fredonia. All of boys got together for football today and hung out. It feels like the leaves changed over night, this year continues to fly by and I love every minute. I have never been part of a team that is this close in my life and it'd be hard to find a group of guys better than this. We're all excited for hockey to start and I'm especially pumped to start my senior season.

Ken Nosky - #5

Friday, October 5, 2012

Where's the NHL????????????

Today I really just wanted to rant a little on the NHL situation. Why is this collective bargaining agreement taking so long to figure out? Both sides of this argument are making crazy amounts of money and were the ones that have to suffer. I just want to watch some professional hockey instead of watching the KHL games streaming from the Internet. It's only October and this is really starting to grind my gears.

Ken Nosky - #5

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Battle tested......

Today was a battle, I had two tests and I had to miss hockey practice. To say the least it wasn't my favorite day this semester However when I walked out of my second test I felt accomplished and proud of the work I had put in. Tonight I can finally rest a little and maybe beat up on Edens a little in NHL. Even if there's no NHL we still see them on the television quite a bit. Plus with twelve more days until our season starts I think well be alright with no NHL games for a while.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Last class...........

Today I participated in my last ever Advanced Conditioning class. I have many memories from that class from my four years here in Fredonia. I can't really explain the feeling when I made the last turn, of the last lap, of my last time running the North Adams exercises. It was a new feeling but a good one at that, because we are just one step closer to October 15th. I can't wait for the start of the season and I know my team feels the same way.

Ken Nosky - #5

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Big exam with Dr. Telly

It is now 1:50 AM and tomorrow I have my first Business Law exam. The teacher is Dr. Charles Telly and he is the smartest teacher I have ever learned from. I have heard that his tests are ridiculously hard from players on the hockey team and other friends around campus. However this test is the hardest I've ever had to prepare for. Ryan Edens is my housemate and is also in the class. We have been yelling back and forth from our bedrooms all night about definitions and interpretations from our book. Teammates really are there for you through everything here in Fredonia. Well I have to get back to writing my essays, wish us luck tomorrow. Also just want to say there's a ton of love and prayers coming from this house for a friend and teammate Taylor Bourne. We miss ya bud.
Ken Nosky - #5

Monday, October 1, 2012

"If it was easy, then everyone would do it."

  Today I slept in until around noon and woke up in a pretty good mood. This feeling stayed with me until around the middle of the third quarter of the Buffalo Bills game. This is around when they decided to not play anymore and lose the game to the Patriots. Just around then I remembered this week is packed with exams. So I checked into the library, sat down next to Will McLaughlin and Ryan Edens and went to work.

As a friend once said, "If it was easy, then everyone would do it." Ian Cosgrove

Ken Nosky - #5