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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year greeting from your three favorite sophomores.....

Nick Harper, Oskar Gerhardson and Jamie Young
Hi everybody, Oskar Gerhardson signing in again for the last blog of 2015.

This weekend we finished off the year with two wins down at Steele Hall. Great way to end the year and I think all of us are pretty excited about finishing up school here next week and getting a well deserved break.
As for me, I'm going home to Sweden and I can't wait to get home and see my family and friends again.
I'll leave you with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year greeting from your three favorite sophomores.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

It's been a good first half of the season for the boys.....

Hi there hockey fans,
Well it's been a good first half of the season for the boys. Ending with a .500 win percentage we are rolling right into break and poised for a great J-term and second half of the season. With two good wins against Daniel Webster this weekend the boys are able to get a little hop in their step going into finals week as well. 
It's been a good semester getting to know all the new freshmen, taking new classes, and all the good times we've had so far. 
Just wanted to reach out to all the fans who have been coming out and supporting us at all our home games, we really appreciate it and it gives us a great jump to see everyone cheering us on. Maybe we could get a couple of those great fans on the road sometime!! 
Also just wanted wish everybody a happy and safe holidays!! That's it till next semester folks, talk soon!!
- Jamie Young #3

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cully and Bourney make quite the tandem in that booth......

Mike Freeman again here, and man are your Devils and I busy. This week has been filled with final exam preparation and practice in anticipation for two games at Steele Hall this weekend, so unfortunately, I could not work out a time to sit down with one of the boys to film an episode of Fredonia Hockey Blog Talk, but I assure you, there are some good things I have in the works that are coming.
This Wednesday, I got to do something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. John Cullen, as some of you may know, is not only our goalie coach, but also has a campus radio show called “The Good, The Bad, The Cully” that airs at 12:05 on Wednesday afternoons. I had the privilege of joining him, and co-host (and star center) Taylor Bourne for the entire hour long show, and boy did I have fun! Cully certainly has his ducks in a row when it comes to putting on his show, and man can that guy do just that. Him and Bourney make quite the tandem in that booth; so much so that I made sure to stay out of the way at points so I didn’t interrupt the chemistry they’ve established after many shows together. But all in all, I am extremely appreciative of those two guys letting me sit in and talk hockey with them, and I hope to be able to do it again incredibly soon.
Make sure to tune into “The Good,The Bad, The Cully” Wednesdays at 12:05 PM on your campus radio station, 89.5 WDVL.

Having said all that, it’s the Holiday Season, my absolute favorite time of year, so whether you’re lighting the menorah, decorating the Christmas tree or setting up the Festivus pole and preparing for “The Airing of Grievances” and “The Feats of Strength,” have a happy and safe Holiday!


Thursday, December 10, 2015

It is a stressful time for all the boys right now with exams coming up.....

Kyle Jelinski here,
It is a stressful time for all the boys right now with exams coming up and it being the last week of classes. A lot of studying and time being spent in the library here. However with exams come the end of the semester and Christmas break. 
It will be nice to go home and get a break from school and hockey and spend time with family. A lot of ups and down this semester but all and all I had a great first semester of college and am excited for the ones to come. 
Till next time!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Racing standard bred horses is our family's hobby....

Hello bloggers this is junior defenseman Zach White here for another edition of the 

Today I would like to tell you a bit about a hobby my family enjoys back home,
This is racing standard bred horses or otherwise known as harness racing horses. 
Ever since I was a little kid I have been around horses and a barn.  My grandfather
and father raced horses for around 20 years and now my oldest brother John is starting to get into the sport.  

In September John and my grandfather bought a yearling trotter named Jack Kelly
at the Morrisville State Equine sale.  A yearling trotter simply means the horse is one year
old and trotter refers to the stride the horse runs with.  A trotter’s stride the horse’s legs
move in diagonal pairs while it is running. 

Over Thanksgiving break me and teammate Hunter Long had the chance to
make it over to the track near my house where my brother keeps Jack and helped
him out with the horse for the day.  These horses are athletes just as us hockey
players, they have to eat a fairly strict diet and workout usually 6 days a week and
train once twice a week.  My brother has been preparing the horse to get to the
races in the summer for the first time when he turns two he is eligible to race. 

Hopefully we will make it to the winner’s circle a few times this summer!

Until next time Merry Christmas everyone and a happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Frankie Hart here in a busy last week before exams!

Hello blog world,
Frankie Hart here in a busy last week before exams! The semester is coming to an end very quickly which is very surprising to me considering it feels like we all arrived here not that long ago. With final exams just around the corner everyone is very busy turning in papers and projects. My classes are going very well with the majority of my study time will be going towards my psychology class. 
On a different note, the weather does not feel very much like Christmas time with the lack of cold and snow. Most people are fairly happy with it but I must say it isn't getting me into the Christmas mood. But I know once I cross the border and drive my 9 hours north it will be a winter wonderland, like it should be! 
Come support your Blue Devils this Friday and Saturday at Steele Hall! These will be our last two games for several weeks, so come see the boys in blue! 
Frankie Hart #8 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Our strength and belief in our culture is helping us get closer and closer each and everyday......

Hello again Fredonia followers,

Junior forward Marcus Ortiz on the blog here again. We are all just recuperating from a  long and heart-breaking weekend. The bus ride back and lazy Sunday was spent doing a lot of reflecting on the weekend. When you go through a weekend like we just did its easy to wonder "what could I have done better?" "why didn't I score on that?", letting these things plague your mind and linger around for a day or so is natural. 

With that said it seems as if the magnitude of the loss has only created a hungrier and more determined group of guys going into this week. As a team we have been as close as ever, leaning on each other for support and positive reinforcement going into this weekend's task. I couldn't be more excited to bounce back this week with the boys and end the first semester on a positive winning note. We all believe that we are far from done and far from where we can be. But our strength and belief in our culture is helping us get closer and closer each and everyday. 

Marcus Ortiz #28

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Almost done with my first semester of college.....

Shawn Geary here hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Looking forward to the upcoming weekend with two home games against Daniel Webster. Almost done with my first semester of college and looking forward to spending a couple weeks at home for Christmas. Still have a big week of school and practices to prepare for two wins next weekend, excited to put in the hard work before a long break. Good luck to everyone with finals and have a great Christmas!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Chemistry is starting to look like a different language.........

Rich DeMarco back here on the blog. Just got back to campus after a roady to Cortland and Oswego. The outcome of both games may not have been what we wanted but the boys battled hard and showed we definitely are heading in the right direction. Now that we are back on campus its back to reality and preparing for finals. Chemistry is starting to look like a different language so I’ll be in the library the majority of the time this upcoming week. Only two weeks left of studying hard and my first semester of freshman year will be over. Can’t say I’ll be too excited for next semester classes to come but I’ll definitely be looking forward to getting back to conference games and getting back in the win column.
That’s it for my time on the blog, hope everyone has a good week. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

a pretty special weekend........

Hi everyone,
Had a pretty special weekend that meant a lot to me. I got to play against my best friend and basically my brother. And was also reunited with my 2nd momma, 2nd pop, 2nd grandma, grandpa and so on. It was great seeing what I can call family.  In the summer we work maintenance at the golf course together from 6am to 4pm. Then we run our "Long & Lauer" lawn care business after that. If we aren't to beat up by the sun we somehow manage to get a workout in even if it's just a short one. Our day usually ends around 8ish and then we will sit back and relax all night till 1 or 2 am and do it all over again.  He is a sophomore at Cortland. Pretty big, stay at home defensemen and seems to be happy at there. I'm kind of glad we didn't end up at the same college because either we would both fail out or we would kill each other in those 4 years. So being separated increases our chances of being successful and creates that brother to brother rivalry we all know about. He is a bigger part of my life than he probably knows, and no one knows me better than him. You know he's family when he is at our house eating my MY cookies or having breakfast with my momma and pop...even when I'm not around. We have tied 3 out of 3 times we played each other in SUNY play, giving up 3 goals late in the him especially really just was like being punched in the throat about a thousand times. The summer bragging rights are still up for grabs and that is one of the most powerful things a brother can have.
I made him smell and taste my stinky, wet gloves as I gave him a few face washes and he popped my bucket off just to see my smiling face. We both had a couple laughs as the refs thought we had both just committed a murder or something after the play. We both grinned at each other as we went towards the box...and the whole time I was thinking, you just wait till this summer when your dead asleep and I'm going to finish the job with a couple haymakers!!
Mike Lowe, thank you for the chocolate milk and Gatorades after the game.
Everyone have a safe and blessed holiday
Hunts #26

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Looking for a big weekend........

Happy Thursday,
Hello everyone its Mackenzie McAvoy tuning into today's portion of the blog. I hope everyone is having a great week, and also looking forward to the weekend as myself. This weekend the boys travel up to Cortland and Oswego, and are looking for a big weekend to climb back up into the standings since this year it's a very close and tight race for the playoffs. For myself my last two weeks of classes within the semester consist studying for a lot of exams that I have this Friday or which will be tomorrow, since teachers are trying to get in the last grades before the semester ends.
This year has really flown by since we only have 4 games left in the semester and then the Holiday break begins, which I know all the boys are looking forward to, since some of them don't get to see their families all that often through the break.
Anyways I really have to get back to studying and finishing up some projects a presentations for the rest of the week. until next time bloggers.
Mackenzie McAvoy #27

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

It has been a really fun and giving semester but it has gone by so fast......

Hi everybody, Daniel here for my fourth blog of the year!
It is only two weeks left of my last collegiate fall semester and it feels really good. It has been a really fun and giving semester but it has gone by so fast. I am finally over my scare to speak in front of the class which means that I am more confident than ever going into finals week. All my work is due during finals week, I have one final and two presentations so I am preparing for my presentations both in class and on my spare time.  
On Friday night the puck drops in Cortland at 7 P.M. and we are bringing those two points with us to Oswego.
That is all for me, until next time have a great Christmas!
#18 Daniel Martensson

Tuesday, December 1, 2015