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Monday, November 30, 2015

The Fredonia Blue Devils have been working their tail ends off......

Well folks we are almost to the Christmas Break it seems like and oh boy has it being going fast.  
 
The Fredonia Blue Devils have been working their tail ends off every game and practice  in order to show the league that we are not underdogs, we are true competitors and we have been doing exactly that.  We thrive on knowing people think we are the underdogs and love to prove them wrong.  
 
This weekend is a huge match up against Cortland and Oswego and both games are much needed victories.  As for now though we only have the Cortland game on our minds because that's where we start.  Monday's practice will start us off on the right track and like I have said in my previous blogs, it "sets the tone baby".  These next couple weeks are going to be hard grinding weeks with hockey and exams coming up.  I believe the Blue Devils will come out on top in both categories.

"Everybody ropes, everybody rides"

Taker easy folks,

Flags

Sunday, November 29, 2015

It was good to get back on the ice ...........

After having some days off for Thanksgiving break it was good to get back on the ice for a couple practices and get back to work with our eyes set on Cortland.  It was really good to have a break from school and just relax without worrying about classes, but as we know it can't last forever and we are back to school tomorrow.
I can't believe that I have 2 weeks of classes left in the semester it has definitely gone by quickly to say the least. Well after I get a few chores done today, I will be taking my last day of relaxation and then getting a good night sleep before school again.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

We can't wait to get into our next game........

Hey there folks, hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  I was able to spend the break here in beautiful Fredonia along with my good friends Taylor Bourne and Marcus Ortiz. We whipped up quite the feast on Thanksgiving, even though two of us already celebrated the real (Canadian)Thanksgiving in October. 
 
In other news it is great to be back with the boys and on the ice. We've had three great practices and it's been very easy to tell that we can't wait to get into our next game. The team is very sour from our last weekend and is ready to right the ship with our final four games before Christmas break. We are really coming back focused and ready to accomplish a goal. As a senior it's so great to see such a determined group of guys that are ready to help us win during our final year at Fredonia. 
 
Thanks for your time and talk to y'all soon! #25 Ryan Wilkinson

Friday, November 27, 2015

You really begin to appreciate these times of the year especially the home cooked meals....

Kauf here for my 4th blog installment of the year!
After a relaxing 5 day break, the boys are back in town from enjoying time with family and friends and of course, Thanksgiving dinners for most. Being in college for almost 4 years now you really begin to appreciate these times of the year especially the home cooked meals, although it looked like the fellas could have used one less piece of turkey on the ice today!
With that being said, after the one ice time today and a double header tomorrow it's time for my beat up body to get some rest!

Cheers,
Kauf

Sunday, November 22, 2015

"The Pride of Fort Frances"

On this edition of Fredonia Hockey Blog Talk, we have the pleasure of sitting down with "The Pride of Fort Frances," Jon Carlson. Listen to Jon talk about his studies, his friendships, and more importantly, his hair on the link below.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Don't forget to come out and support your Blue Devils......

Good morning Fredonia, boys are looking for a come back effort tonight at home vs. Geneso. Last night the boys fell short on a late goal in Brockport to fall 4-3. We have forgotten about last night and have focused our energy on tonight's battle. Don't forget to come out and support your Blue Devils tonight as we look to go into the break on a high. 

Go Devils, 
Carlson #4

Friday, November 20, 2015

We have a huge weekend....

Hey everyone, freshman, defenseman, Ben Casale here for my second blog of the year. The hockey season is underway! We have a huge weekend against Brockport and Geneseo starting tonight. All the boys are focused to get the job done and then go home to enjoy a nice well deserved Thanksgiving break. And the only thing better than Thanksgiving dinner is being able to celebrate it after a couple big SUNYAC wins.
Well it's time for me to head over to the rink and get ready for our battle tonight in Brockport. Until next time!!


#19 Ben Casale

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Polachek wants the boys to go on break on a high note....

The boys are gearing up for break here at Fredonia. After months of continuous schoolwork and hockey. A nice long week of leisure awaits us after the weekend. However we have two huge games coming up this weekend which is everyone's primary focus. After a solid showing last weekend, let's see if we can continue the momentum and really enjoy the break after a couple of big W's. 

Bobby Polachek #21

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

That's all from Youngblood today.......

Hey there folks!

Bogs checking back in here on this fine November Wednesday! No complaints about this weather, although I am looking forward to some snow, seeing as I am Canadian and I was raised on the ol' powder there.
Also excited for pumpkin spiced everything season to be over so Rivera can stop "basic fan-girling" over his daily trip to Starbucks for his latte.
Boys are coming off a big high from last weekend, gotta ride 'er through to keep the confidence flying. We got a good thing going on here, gotta keep the ball rolling!
That's all from Youngblood today.
Stay Classy,
Bogs

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It is a beautiful day here at 61 degrees..........


It is a beautiful day here at 61 degrees, Coming off of a weekend sweep against Morrisville. With a the break coming up this week is the most important one we have had. The best way to enjoy the break, will be after we get another sweep against Brockport and Geneseo. Its going to be a battle of a week but getting 4 points will make it worth it!  
 
#17 Max Ross

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hardest working team in the SUNYAC .........

Hardest working team in the SUNYAC
 
Hey everyone. Hope everyone has had as good as a weekend as us Blue Devils. Coming off a HUGE home and home sweep against Morrisville, the boys are rollin. This past week Coach challenged us to be the hardest working team in the SUNYAC. Being the hardest working team in the SUNYAC starts everyday when each of us steps onto that ice ,whether its for practice or a game. We proved to ourselves this weekend that we are the hardest working team out there. We need to continue to be the hardest working team to continue our success and move to the top. To be the best, you need to beat the best and that is what we are going for.
 
Looking forward to a hard week of practice and getting ready for a huge weekend before a short break for Turkey day. 
Well thats all I have for you today!
Hope everyone has a great week!
Todd Schauss #7

Sunday, November 15, 2015

SWEEEEPPPP!

Luke Rivera back on the blog here.

This weekend was something to remember. We proved a lot of people wrong and I know that a lot more people are afraid to play us right now. Not only did we prove people wrong but we proved to ourselves that we can do it. Playing and suiting up with these guys has never felt so great. It's truly something special we have as a team. To everyone who came out and supported us this weekend thank you and we couldn't of done it without you all. There is nothing better than to finish up a sweep at home after being down and coming back. Everyone battled and stuck together and that's what it takes. I hope everyone had a great weekend and how can you not enjoy some Sunday football on a gorgeous day like this?

Have a good one!
Until next time. SWEEEEPPPP!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

a huge weekend sweeping Morrisville.........

Greetings once again, Sammy here with another Fredonia blog.
The boys are rolling after a huge weekend sweeping Morrisville in a home and home battle. The boys fought hard to bring 4pts to the standings. We have been working extremely hard to start a roll and we have done just that. We are hungry and ready to keep it going. The lockerroom is electric and everyone is in it for the same reason.
The Blue Devils are ready to be a force to be reckoned with.
Everybody Ropes! Everybody Rides.
Until next time, have a good day!

Friday, November 13, 2015

The boys had a big win last night.........

Zach Pease checking in, 
 
The boys had a big win last night in the first game of a home and home against Morrisville State this weekend. We are looking for another big two points again tonight defending Steele Hall. 
I registered for next semester classes this past week and I really like my schedule and classes.
Until next time, 
#15

Thursday, November 12, 2015

JC.....short but sweet..........

Good Morning Fredonia, Jon Carlson #4 back on the blog.

Big weekend coming up for your Blue Devils as we face Morrisville State in a home and home series. Friday evening we will be making the trip over to Morrisville, then Saturday night Morrisville comes to Fredonia.

Come support your Blue Devils Saturday at 7pm at the Steele Hall Arena as we will be battling for a huge 2 win (4 point) weekend.

As always, we appreciate all of your support and hope to see you Saturday night! Thanks for reading, and enjoy the rest of your day.

Go Devils,
Carlson #4 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

You can see and feel the determination in the locker room..........



#10 Daniel Mainello checking in again, 

As you Devil fans probably know the season has started and is moving fast. This past weekend the team and I made our way up to the north country to battle two tough opponents, SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY
Potsdam. Unfortunately, we came up short in both games.
 
We had a long bus ride back to Fredonia to think about the upcoming week of practice and the 2 huge games coming up this weekend against Morrisville. We know how important every single game is this year. So as you can bet we are all fired up to make up those 4 points we gave away this past weekend. You can see and feel the determination in the locker room.

Don’t forget to make it out to our home game Saturday night at 7 in Steele Hall. As always we appreciate the support from the fans.

Let’s Go Devils!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The pride of Beautyville, Ohio, Jamie Young.................

Hey everyone Nick Harper here with another blog post. I'm going to spice things up a bit here and try to start a "getting to know your Blue Devils" segment for the blog.

So today I'm going to start with sophomore defenseman Jamie young.

Name: Jamie Young
Hometown: Beautyville, Ohio
Position: Defense
Shoots: (wide) Right
Favorite hockey team: Charlestown Chiefs
Favorite athlete: Hanson brothers/Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn
Golf handicap: 25
Pre-game meal: McDonald's dinner box
Favorite song: Last Christmas by Wham! or any Fetty Wap song

That's all for now make sure to keep checking in on our blog!

Harps #30

Monday, November 9, 2015

Yesterday was Fathers Day back home in Sweden...........

Hi everybody, sophomore Oskar Gerhardson signing in again. Once again Monday is here and a new week awaits. Last weekend is in the rear mirror, we are only looking forward and now the focus lies on getting ready for two new SUNYAC games on Friday and Saturday. There are some things we need to tighten up and work on here during the week to make sure we don't go empty handed from another weekend.

Also want to send a quick Happy Fathers day to my Dad since yesterday was Fathers Day back home in Sweden. He is actually coming into town on Friday so I'm really looking forward to see him since I haven't seen him in a few months now, and I'm sure he will enjoy seeing a couple of games live instead of sitting up watching a stream in the middle of the night.

That's all for me, take care everybody!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Happy Movember Hockey Fans......

Happy Movember Hockey Fans,
 
Jamie Young checking in here for another blog post on this young season.
 
Well, the boys had a tough one this weekend up in the North Country. Dropping two games this weekend to Plattsburgh and Potsdam was far from ideal but its back to work on Monday for two against Morrisville this Friday and Saturday. The boys know how important winning SUNYAC points are every night, so I am confident that our close knit group will be back on Monday with a little fire in our belly. Even though I am a huge Texas A&M fan and my Mother would not be happy with me quoting Nick Saban, Alabama's head football coach, he once said: "One thing about championship teams is that they are resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity." - I know this team can and will bounce back, so be there this weekend to watch us against the Mustangs. 
 
Finally, I just wanted to let everyone know about a cause some the boys of the team are supporting, and that is Movember. As many of you know last month was Breast cancer awareness month and we do our Pink the Rink game later in the season. But the boys wanted to bring attention to Men's health this November. In an effort to do this we have joined up with the Movember Foundation and started to grow, or at least attempt to, our mustaches and beards in an effort to raise awareness. It is a great cause that brings to light the fact that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lives and also encourages all men to live a healthier more active lifestyle. I will link our team page below, go check out the cause and help spread awareness!!
Well hockey fans, I am signing off for now, hope you can enjoy the last bit of your weekend and have as great a week we will on the ice,
- Jamie Young #3

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Time has gone by quick here but I am definitely enjoying it......

#15 Zach Pease checking in again. 

The boys are getting after a huge game tonight, and are looking to bounce back after last nights loss. The boys have been making a lot of progress the past couple weeks, and we’re really starting to come together as a team. I am enjoying the process and am looking forward to contribute more. 

Classes have been going well but are going to continue to get harder as exams are just over a month away. Time has gone by quick here but I am definitely enjoying it. 

Go Blue Devils!

Friday, November 6, 2015

There have been a lot of firsts for me as I continue my hockey career..........

Hi everyone, Kyle here

Last time I checked in the season was fast approaching now we are in full force as we have had 4 games thus far. We got off to decent start could have been better but there were a lot of good things to come out of it and I am confident that we will only get better as a team. There have been a lot of firsts for me as I continue my hockey career and start my college one. Some of these firsts include playing in my first NCAA game and scoring my first NCAA goal in our home opener against southern New Hampshire to help our team win the game. It was truly an honor to be able to play and score which will hopefully be the first of many and I am humbled to call this team my home for the next 4 years.

Till next time,
Kyle Jelinski #14

Thursday, November 5, 2015

We are the closest group I have ever been apart of..........

Hello blog world!
Frankie Hart here with his third blog of the year. After our first weekend of games I am very confident we will have a very successful year, let alone a great weekend up North! We are the closest group I have ever been apart of and it feels great to take the ice with a group of guys striving for the same selfless goals! I am very excited to take the bus up to Plattsburgh tomorrow and get prepared for the game on Friday night.
 
It always feels like a blessing missing school for hockey purposes but being a student athlete we can't forget about the student part of things. Being away we need to put even more emphasis on the details concerning our courses. I personally will be reading some philosophy and psychology on the bus trip to stay on top of things! 
I would like to wish everyone a great end of the week as well as an even better weekend! I know my parents will be supporting the boys in blue, watching the games online. 
 
Until next time! 
Frankie Hart #8

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A fat cat who likes to destroy our garbage and mess with us, leaving "precious gifts" on top of my AC unit.......

Hello all,

Marcus Ortiz, junior forward #28 for your Fredonia Blue Devils Hockey team checking in here for today's blog. Everyone is getting ready to head up to North country tomorrow to face Plattsburgh and Potsdam this weekend, the vibe around the locker room is good, we are doing a lot of good things and the boys are really excited for the challenges coming up.

In other news at the house of 40 center, we have had an interesting battle lately with an unwelcome visitor we call "kitty". This is a fat cat who likes to destroy our garbage and mess with us, leaving "precious gifts" on top of my AC unit. after many different plans, traps and contraptions to catch this bandit, it still eludes us... we are at a breaking point with kitty, if you drive by our house you may catch me standing on the porch with night vision goggles and a BB gun looking for kitty.

Till next time folks!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Great seeing all the fans coming out to support us...........

Shawn Geary with his daily limit of ducks.
Shawn Geary back on the blog here! Got off to a good start to the season with a big win at the home opener against Southern New Hampshire. Great seeing all the fans coming out to support us for the game. The tie against Buffalo State the night before wasn't exactly what we wanted but the boys played great in really physical game and it was the response we hoped to have.  Coming up this weekend we have two huge games to look forward to on the road. Will be building off our recent victory and  come home with four points. We have been working hard on the ice everyday in practice in preparation for our upcoming games but when we get some free time Hunter and Whitey and I like getting out to a local farm to do some duck hunting. We've been having some pretty good luck lately!

Monday, November 2, 2015

we dominated with our speed and physical play..........

Hey everyone, Rich DeMarco back on the blog. This past weekend was a special one for me, playing in my first two college hockey games.  Coming out with three of four points is definitely something to feel good about as a team.  Even though it would have been nice to beat my hometown Buff State, a tie feels just as good as we dominated with our speed and physical play. Coming back home to defend Steele Hall in front of the home crowd for the first time was an experience I’ll never forget. It was an amazing feeling to get the first win with this group of guys and also getting my first college assist. We may be the underdog in everyone game we play this year, but to me that just sets up for a better story to tell.                                                                                                                                                                                            
Along with a big weekend to the start of the hockey season, Halloween added to the fun.  Even though it’s always better as a kid going around getting free candy, it was still a very fun night dressing up with the guys for my first Halloween here at Fredonia.  That’s it for my time here on the blog, hope everyone has a good week.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

I'd like to salute my brothers that went to war with me this past weekend....

Hey everyone,
 
Hunter here for another blog. To start off, I'd like to salute my brothers that went to war with me this past weekend in Buff State and at home for one. It's been a different locker room for a couple months and it translated into our on ice play this past weekend.
Big shouts for the freshman stepping up and getting their first college points this weekend, its a memory that will never fade away and I'm happy for y'all. Big test this weekend against 2 respectable teams, but I think they will respect us a little more after we get through with them. Thinking this to myself the other day when I was hunting...If I can get an education, play college hockey, and duck hunt all within a 10 mile radius, then I think I was led in the right direction by the boss man upstairs. I definitely owe him a couple soda pops after the journey he has taken me on so far. Now it's time to beat Whitey in NHL like usual...(If I skunk him, he has dishes for the next week). 
 
Later Gators,
#26