Follow Fredonia State Blue Devil Hockey by Email

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

" the boys are hungry"

Hello everyone!

The first semester is dwindling down to the end here and finals are around the corner. It feels like time is just flying by. The boys have a couple of big SUNYAC weekends left before Christmas break and let me tell you, the boys are hungry. Currently sitting in second place, happy but not satisfied, there is always room for improvement. A few wins in these last two weeks in the first half would be a huge confidence boost for the boys to kick us into high gear for the second half. Excited about the near future and anxious to see what the boys can do with the opportunity at hand.

Enjoy the upcoming holidays and give your loved ones a big hug.

-Jimmy Morgan 22

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

It's been one of the best teams I have had the pleasure to be apart of......

Hey everyone Luke Rivera here! Hope everyone had a resting and memorable Thanksgiving (break)! We all got to enjoy a nice meal and see family and friends but we were right back to work the next day (Friday). We all came back and worked really hard Friday and two-a-days on Saturday and it looks like it is really paying off. The sacrifices we make to get better and to play this sport are crucial and 100% worth it in the end. We have a big weekend approaching here. We play a ranked team Geneseo at their rink then we have Brockport at Steele Hall. Nothing better than a Saturday night home game. I couldn't be more confident going into these games and the rest of the season with the group of guys we have going to battle for each other. It's been one of the best teams I have had the pleasure to be apart of. Can't wait to get these 4 points. And on more importantly news... it is Peppermint Mocha Latte season now so I'm sure you will spot a 6 foot 5 long, ungroomed haired man with a beard dragging on the floor walking through Starbucks quite often. He answers to "Bogs". 

Take care. 

Luke Rivera #23

Monday, November 28, 2016

"just enough of a rest to recharge the batteries"

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed it with friends and family. Back in Syracuse we got a little more than a foot of snow so that was pretty exciting. The break was just enough of a rest to recharge the batteries but we were all excited to come back Friday for practice and our quest for a SUNYAC title.

There's no slowing down in our SUNYAC schedule, this weekend we face off against Geneseo and Brockport. Being a returning player, I can speak for all of us when I say we want revenge on both those teams and we're not going to let these games slip away from us. Coming off a 1-1 weekend against Morrisville before the break, these upcoming games are just as crucial as any other SUNYAC game.

We're at the point of the semester when there's two week of classes left, and then finals week. Luckily for me, I've been balancing out all the papers I have to write so I'm about halfway done! Hope everyone has a great week!

-Harps #30

Sunday, November 27, 2016

We've got a great group of guys that will go to battle for one another every night...

Hello blog world!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. It was nice to visit the homeland for a few days and spend some down time with the family. Very much worth the 10 hours of driving one way.

Now that we are back, it's back to business and it was nice to see everyone on the same page with two great days of practices. This is crucial because these next two weeks are the most important games of the season.

We've got a great group of guys that will go to battle for one another every night. This being said there is no reason we can't achieve great things this year and it starts with finishing off the first have strong before Christmas break.

I want to wish everyone best of luck in the remainder of the semester and come support your Blue Devils!

Frankie Hart #8

Saturday, November 26, 2016


 Hello everyone this is Mackenzie McAvoy tuning into today's portion of the blog. Just want to start off saying it feels good to be back on the ice with the boys and getting back after it! So far we had a great start to the season but we're hungry for more and we can see that every day we're on the ice as all the boys are focused in on the next two weeks as they are the biggest of the season so far.
Since I am Canadian I celebrated Thanksgiving in October so yes, our Thanksgiving consist of the same foods and we eat turkey as well in Thanksgiving! But I want to wish all my American friends and family a happy Thanksgiving and I hope everyone enjoyed a well deserved break! 
As for myself I enjoyed the couple days off to recharge and get back after it. It's great to be back and I am focusing in on these next two weeks as we look to push for playoffs more and more each day! 
Anyways I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing break! Until next time,
Mackenzie McAvoy

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving hockey fans,

Happy Thanksgiving hockey fans,

Hopefully everyone had a fun and safe holiday that was very filling and relaxing, cause I know mine was!! 

It's been a great start to the season as this semester begins to wind down. This time of year is always such a busy time with finals right around the corner, so it is important to take care of business on and off the ice. 

With no games this weekend, we set our sights onto next weekends match ups with Geneseo and Brockport. These are two good teams that we believe we're are going to beat. Points cannot be left on the table in this critical time in the season. We want all the fans out there to embrace the underdog with us and march forward and we continue our SUNYAC push!! 

Hope everyone has a good rest of the the weekend,

Younger #3

Friday, November 18, 2016

"we need a W"

Hey there Blue Devil fans its Ben Casale here checking in for another blog. Today the boys are
traveling to Morrisville to take on the Mustangs in the final game before Thanksgiving Break. Its a
huge game and we need a W to come out of the weekend with some points. Even though break
and going home is one short day away all the boys are extremely focused to get the job done in
Morrisville tonight before we leave to eat some turkey and stuffing. Anyways I have to start
getting ready to leave, until next time Blue devil fans!
-#19 Ben Casale

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Austin Bianchi #10 checks in....

Hello all checking in right before thanksgiving break. The boys are off to a great start of the season and look to roll that into this weekends games against Morrisville. I can't believe the semester is almost over with. Time has really flown by. Safe travels to everyone over thanksgiving break.

Austin Bianchi #10

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

P.S. My foot is healing nicely.....

Good Morning Blue Devil Hockey Fans,

Max Blitz, freshman, defenseman, back on the blog. The boys have been rolling lately. We are currently in 2 nd place in the SUNYAC. This past weekend we took it to our rivals from upnorth, the Potsdam Bears. For our second game of the weekend, we hosted Plattsburgh and,unfortunately, we lost 4-2. Luckily we see them again in February and we will definitely beatthem next time around.

We have a home and home series with Morrisville this weekend so we're looking to come out with a sweep to make sure they can’t move ahead of us in the standings.

On a lighter note, were all gearing up, for the much needed, holiday break. I can’t wait to see my family. The last time we were all together was back in May. I hope you all have great
Thanksgiving and hope to see you all back at Steele Hall at the beginning of December for our first games back.

P.S. My foot is healing nicely hope to be skating after the holiday break!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

"we were also able to raise over $9,000 to charity" in Stroke Awareness Game

Hello Again! Gavin Nickerson here on the blog. Another great week in the books for the boys as we had our stroke awareness game on Friday vs. Potsdam. Not only were we able to get the victory 4-1, we were also able to raise over $9,000 to charity. Another huge shout out goes to Luke Rivera for putting all the pieces to the puzzle together to make this event as successful as possible.

After a tough second game against Plattsburgh on Saturday. The guys are ready to bounce back in a huge home-and-home series with Morrisville this coming weekend. It's our last weekend before break, and we're ready to head home for Thanksgiving with 4 points in our pocket.

Till next time,
Gavin #18

Monday, November 14, 2016

"looking to add to the W column"

Hi everyone, 
Kyle here, been pretty busy since I last posted.  School is picking up as well as the season. So far it has been really exciting start hockey wise, the boys are playing pretty well always room for improvement but can't be displeased with a 2-1-1 start in the SUNYAC and looking to add to the W column with a home and home against Morrisville this weekend. Also we have thanksgiving break coming up next week and I am excited to have a little time off, go home and see the family and friends should be a relaxing week. 
Till next time ! 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Holyfield was a great example of what it takes to be a champion in the ring and a great person outside of it.

Mike Freeman here coming at you with another blog!

Last night, I watched an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about Evander Holyfield and his prominence in boxing through the late 1980's and entire 1990's. The film centered around the competitive rivalry and highly anticipated delay to the fights between Holyfield and Mike Tyson.
Much like the rest of the sports conscious world, the best thing I knew Holyfield for was getting part of his ear bitten off by Tyson. I had no idea what kind of competitor and human being he was.
Holyfield had a tough upbringing in urban Atlanta.  He was basically a no-one in boxing until he wasn't. Towards the end of the 80's, Holyfield began to gain a reputation as someone who could potentially knock off undisputed heavyweight champ, Mike Tyson.  What was incredible to me was Holyfield was a cruiser weight and had to move up an entire weight class to fight Tyson. The fight everyone wanted to see wouldn't take place for years to come though.
Mike Tyson ran into legal troubles, so Holyfield vs. Tyson had to be delayed for years. By the time the fight was set to take place, Holyfield was considered by many to be washed up and nearly done with the sport, while Tyson was considered to be in his prime.  But Holyfield shocked the world and upset Tyson handily.
What's more important than his success is how Holyfield carried himself as a person. It is so common in boxing for superstars to be egomaniacs, prone to outbursts and irrational behavior. Holyfield was the antithesis of this. He was calm, respectful, and dedicated, all while being an absolute savage in the ring. To me, Holyfield was a great example of what it takes to be a champion in the ring and a great person outside of it. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

"what a win for the boys!"

Good Morning Fredonia Hockey Fans!
Brandon Spognardi, freshman defenseman, here for another blog post. Most importantly, it’s game day! The stroke awareness game was a great start to the weekend. Shout out to Rivera for putting together something so awesome, and what a win for the boys! It was really a great time and got so much love and support.
Today we woke up and reviewed video and now we are in preparation to come out hard against Plattsburg. It should be a battle and everyone is really exciting to get it going. Once that puck drops, it will be an all on war.
Well that’s all for today, we have to get ready to go! Go Blue Devils!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you to our Veterans

Hey everyone, Gavin Nickerson here on the blog.
The boys have had another awesome week of practice in anticipation for another big home stand this weekend against Potsdam and Plattsburgh. Coming off a huge weekend against Buffalo State in our SUNYAC opener, the boys are ready to build off our strong start to the season. Come out to support us this weekend and remember that tonight is our Stroke Awareness game, we’ll be sporting some pretty awesome jerseys for a great cause, so wear red! Also happy Veterans Day to everyone out there that has served our country!
Till next time, 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

"how about this weather we are getting in November!"

Hello everyone, Sammy here on the blog.
First off how about this weather we are getting in November! I love sweatshirt and sweatpants weather! Makes it so comfortable when you are at class or when I'm at the rink! The boys had a huge opening weekend in the SUNYAC against Buff State. We are looking to get after it this weekend against Potsdam and Platty. The boys are rolling and don't tend to stop.

Come out and support us Friday and Saturday at Steele Hall! Hope everyone has a wonderful day, until next time.
#11 Sammy Wilbur

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Stroke Awareness Game vs Potsdam

Hello Everyone,

Freshman, forward, Jacob Haynes here for another blog post.
The countdown is down to two days for the Stroke Awareness Game vs Potsdam at Steele Hall. The boys have had a little bit extra boost this week in anticipation for the big game this Friday. Big shoutout to Luke Rivera who has put in countless hours into making this night a possibility and event wouldn't have happened without him. It should be a special night and if you can make it out I highly advise you come for a great event for a great cause.
Until Next Time,
Jacob Haynes

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

We continue to have the mindset of an underdog....

It was a big weekend for the boys taking three out of four points against Buffalo State! We continue to have the mindset of an underdog and that has formed to be our Identity. The boys are working hard this week as we have two conference games this weekend. 
I’ve learned that it is crucial to take care of my body, getting enough sleep and eating well. Each week is a grind, taking a lot of energy out, so it is important to stay hydrated and eating properly. Very excited that we get to host a game raising awareness for Strokes Friday night. The team is looking great and it should be a great weekend.
- Tommy DeFelice

Monday, November 7, 2016

"The boys are firing on all cylinders"

Hey there Hockey Fans!
#7 Todd Schauss coming at ya early this Monday morning of a what will turn out to be a great week! 
The boys are firing on all cylinders as we come off a huge weekend earning 3 out of 4 points against our rivals down the street Buffalo State. Opening up at their place Friday evening your Blue Devils brought home a hard fought two points to open up the SUNYAC play. Saturday night we hosted the Bengals and we knew they were going to come out with some extra fire and grit. The boys struck first and held our ground for a majority of the game. Goaltender Eric Bogart really stood on his head the entire weekend only giving up 3 goals in the two contests. Ties are never fun but taking 3 out of the 4 points really puts us Blue Devils in good shape in the SUNYAC standings to start the year. 
This weekend we are hosting the Potsdam Bears for the Stroke Awareness game which will be such a great cause to be apart of. After battling for 60 minutes on Friday we come right back to Steele Hall Saturday at 4 PM to battle one of the top teams in the country, Plattsburgh. The boys are gearing up this week in practice for another two wars to come this weekend and we could not be more psyched to defend our home base!

Well that's all I have for ya folks!
Until next time, Todd Schauss #7

Sunday, November 6, 2016

"able to take 3 of 4 points against Buff St"

Hello Everyone,

Freshman forward Jacob Haynes here for my second blog post of the year. This weekend was a good weekend for the team as we were able to take 3 of 4 points against Buff St. After the big win Friday night we were able to follow it up with a hard fought tie 1-1 in a great hockey game. This was a pivotal opening weekend of the SUNYAC and has given us momentum going into next weekend against Potsdam which is also Stroke Awareness Night as well as Plattsburgh on Saturday. The boys are ready to put in a good week of practice to get ready to protect Steele Hall next weekend.

Until Next Time,
Jacob Haynes #6

Saturday, November 5, 2016

"the business isn't done yet ....."

Hey everyone, 

Freshman forward Ryan Dunn here coming off a big Friday night victory over Buffalo State on the road! It was good to soak in the win but the business isn't done yet as they come right down the road to play us tonight in Steele Hall! The boys are hungry and looking for a weekend sweep of a big time rival! 

In another note I want to congratulate my roommate Deefer in his first college goal! 

Go Blue Devils, 
Dunner #16

Friday, November 4, 2016

"Defend Steele Hall"

Hello Fredonia Bloggers, Sophomore, defenseman Jon Carlson back on the blog. The team has just opened up our SUNYAC opener in Buffalo with a 4-2 win over the Bengals. The Blue Devils are looking to carry over our efforts into tomorrow's game at Steele Hall in a rematch with the Buffalo State Bengals. Game time for Saturday November 5th game will be at 7pm located at Steele Hall. As always, the team will look to "Defend Steele Hall" and put on a good show for our loyal fans. Thanks for reading and I hope to see you all tomorrow at game time.

Signing off, 
Jonny Carlson #4

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tommy a man of few words (54 actually)....

Nothing better than preparing for a game. This week we take on Buff. State for home and away series. Practices are fun and intense and we are getting ready to battle. The boys are excited as ever as it's the first conference match-up this season. Big four points on the line for the us! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

" should be a couple of great battles".....

Hey everyone, freshman forward Thomas Dunn back for another blog post. The season is now in full swing after we played in our first game Friday against Utica College. So far this week we have really been working on the little things and have been working on our systems as well. I really think everything is coming along nicely, which will bring us right into an exciting weekend. I know all the boys are excited to have our first SUNYAC conference games. I’m really looking forward to the home and home series with our rivals; should be a couple of great battles.

Till next time,
Thomas Dunn #24

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"need to toughen that boy up"

G'day folks!
Bogs here back piloting the blog jet today! As you know the hockey season is in full affect now, love being in the daily routine of training everyday! Had a tough start to the season but we'll take it as a learning experience and move on to buff state this Friday and pick up the first points available in SUNYAC play! Classes are still buzzing right along, doing my best to keep up with it all, going fine so far. I think with October being over pumpkin spiced season is over, I know Rivs is crying and wearing a black arm band as a symbol of his mourning, need to toughen that boy up.

Anyways that's all I got for you today!