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Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hello and Happy Halloween! 

Sophomore defenseman, Max Ross here and it's the start of a new and exciting week! This coming Friday and Saturday marks our first home and away SUNYAC games against our rival Buffalo State. With one game under our belts we know what we need to work on and how to get better this week and the rest of the season. This week in practice we will be turning up the intensity and battling harder than we have before. Nothing would be better than going to Buff State and beating them on their home ice, and then turning around and protecting Steele Hall on Saturday
 
We have what it takes we just need to prove it and it all starts today! 

Until next time! 

Max Ross
#17​

Sunday, October 30, 2016

"love to see Steele Hall packed full Saturday night"

Hey everybody!
It's the best time of year again! From NHL games every night, to the World Series and of course the SUNYAC opener for the boys this weekend. Two huge games against Buff state that were looking to open up with a couple wins.
On another note it was my middle brothers 20th birthday last week so I'd like to give a little shoutout to him. Enjoy your last year of juniors buddy! See you in a couple weeks for Thanksgiving! 
Support the Devils this weekend as we take on our rivals! Would love to see Steele Hall packed full. 
Enjoy your week! 
Jimmy Morgan #22

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Now we are ready to battle at practice

Happy Halloween everyone! 
 
We finally had our home opener Friday and even though it didn't go exactly how we hoped, we got to see what we need to work on and what we need to do to do better next time. It was also a day where we can learn as a team to battle through adversity together. Now we are ready to battle at practice for the week and move on to get ready for Buffalo State because we are going to take it to them and leave nothing behind. Play like there's no tomorrow. So get ready to see a great battle between the lakes and watch Fredonia come out with the 4 points. Go Blue Devils! 
 
Luke Rivera #23 

Friday, October 28, 2016

"we have some unfinished business here and it all starts tonight at Steele Hall."

Hey Hockey Fans!
The day is finally here! Our first game of the year tonight at 7pm at Steele Hall as we face off against Utica. I know all the boys are so excited for this game and have been working hard preparing for it for months. The returning guys have been waiting for this day since last February and the freshman have been waiting for it since they committed to play here at Fredonia.
 
The days of Advanced Conditioning, practice skates, morning/afternoon workouts, regular practices, and other team activities have prepared us well for this day. A chance to prove what we can do on the ice against a competitive Utica team is a chance we're all extremely excited about. Our Blue/White scrimmage last week showed a lot of potential we have, to go out and be a contender for a SUNYAC title. Make sure you all come out at 7pm and fill the stands for some exciting hockey action!
Last weekend was Alumni Weekend here at Fredonia. It was great talking to the former hockey players who played here years ago and find out what has changed here, and what has stayed the same. We've talked to many guys who have had great success here at Fredonia, and it has lead them to great success in their careers. I truly enjoyed watching their alumni game, seeing how much fun they all had with one another chirping each other like they have never left. It made me realize that my teammates will always be like family to me and I'm hoping to continue to have a strong connection with all of the boys once it's all said and done.
 
But we have some unfinished business here and it all starts tonight at Steele Hall.
See you there,
Harps#30

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"battle on Friday night, when we defend Steel Hall "

Hello blog World,

Frankie Hart here once again! Well it's that time a year, one more up tempo practice today that will lead us into the best time of year! Our home opener versus Utica. We have been preparing for this game since our final game last season. There is no better time to start a new chapter in Fredonia hockey then the first game of the season. We have had two great week of practices that have prepared us for battle on Friday night, when we defend Steel Hall. 

On a school note, we are a little past the half way mark of the semester. It is absolutely flying by. With the official start of games this Friday I don't see it slowing down either. 

I wish everyone a great weekend, and if you can. Come support your boys in blue this Friday at 7pm

Frankie Hart #8

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happy Birthday to Tommy!

ALMOST FRIDAY!

Hello everyone this is senior Mackenzie McAvoy tuning into todays portion of the blog. I hope everyone is having a great week so far. This week for us is very exciting as we set off to face off Utica in our home opener and also our first regular season game. Everyone is getting very excited to begin our season with the first game. We have been practicing hard all week and preparing for Utica, as we had this date marked on our calander every since we have gotten to school.

Also today is a special day as one of our freshmen Tommy Defelice celebrates his birthday today, so I want to take the time to wish him a happy birthday, and hope he has a great day.

With regular practices getting more intense and guys start to step out of they phase where they are just new to the team, I see our team gelling together very nicely, and which makes friday even more exciting. We have alot of potential with our team this year which makes our team better and more difficult for our oppenents. I hope to see everyone at the game on friday at 7pm, and till next time.

Mackenzie McAvoy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gooooood morning hockey fans,

Gooooood morning hockey fans,

Jamie Young here with 2016-2017's first game-week Tuesday blog post!! Fresh off the ice after a morning skills skate with Coach Mike it feels like Christmas is almost here. 

The boys had a great first week of practice - the veterans were savvy, the rookies learned what it meant to go through a college practice, and everyone was flat out flying. 

We're a team with a ton of speed and grit, so we need each and every fan to get out to the game Friday and get gritty with us. Be in those stands, loud as ever, cheering on the boys as the Pioneers come to town. 

Whatever happens Friday night, next Friday night, or the rest of the season; the guys here in the locker room have established a family and we would love for all of you to be apart of our family for the journey ahead of us!! 

4 days till blast off. 

Let's go to work,

Younger #3

Monday, October 24, 2016

"sorry USA but you lost that one..."

Hey again, junior Oskar Gerhardson signing in. After a good first week of practice the boys got to play a scrimmage on Saturday. Even though we had a long and tough week, the game tempo was pretty high and the guys looked good out there. For myself, an ankle injury has been keeping me off the ice for too long but I am making good progress and hopefully I will be ready to battle for a spot for the season opener on Friday.

School is moving along well, there is a lot to do and currently I am sitting in the library with a few of the guys on the team and we are hammering out homework like it´s nobody´s business. 

For Fall Break I also got a chance to experience the Niagara falls form the Canadian side for the first time which was way better than the American side, sorry USA but you lost that one...

Until next time,

Sunday, October 23, 2016

"the stories started flying and the laughs started flowing"

Hello all,

Senior, Forward, Marcus Ortiz here for this latest installment of the Fredonia Ice Hockey Blog. After an intense and draining week of practice, the boys got to enjoy the night last night with some of our alumni from the original year. As the stories started flying and the laughs started flowing it was at that moment when we realized just how big of a family we are involved in here. It is a proud time to be a Blue Devil, and after a summer of intense hard-work and training I am ready to put some pucks in Utica's net Friday night as I know the rest of the boys are!
 
I am excited to see my family and the rest of the families that will be in town for this game on Friday, sometimes we think our parents come more so to see and hang out with the other parents more than to see us (joking of course). School is getting tougher right about this time so the boys are pushing to get ahead in work to take the pressure off. Well I hope to see everyone on Friday night!
 
Stay tuned!

Till next time,

Saturday, October 22, 2016

GAME WEEK

Hey everyone,
 
Hunts checking back in for another blog. Today we played the Blue and White game along with meeting some of the alumni this weekend. It's special to see everyone who comes back for the weekend, there are always a couple good stories thrown around.
 
Looking forward to Monday as we enter our first GAME WEEK. Everyone has worked tremendously hard and I'm proud of the boys for the effort they have put forth this far, and now it's time for results. Utica is a respectable team, and playing at home is something I've been looking forward too. A day of rest and its back at it, gearing up for our home opener.
Hunts 26

Friday, October 21, 2016

"insane schedule of a student-athlete"....

What are Sunday's for? After a solid week of practice and a nice scrimmage to end the week, it's nice to hang loose. Football is the sport of choice on a Sunday and although Big Ben is out this weekend, I'll still be cheering on my Pittsburgh boys against the Pats. Sundays are great because nothing is expected, and sometimes with the insane schedule of a student-athlete, doing nothing can be the best for you. Back to the grind tomorrow, 

#21 Bobby Polachek

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The beauty of our team is that nobody feels cemented in their spot......


The Blue/White game is here!

Mike Freeman here with another blog!

This Saturday is the annual Fredonia Hockey Blue/White game and the boys and myself couldn’t be more excited.  Last year as a freshman, I couldn’t wait to pull on the Fredonia sweater for the first time. Now, as a sophomore, the excitement definitely hasn’t faded, but has multiplied.  Now that I know the ins and outs of being a Blue Devil, I am ready to get back to work and have the season get underway. It feels like years since I’ve had to opportunity to wear the Blue Devils’ sweater, so I’m pumped to get to wear it in a real game situation this Saturday.

The Blue/White game is a perfect tune up because of how professionally it is run. There are actual referees that officiate the game and full 20 minute stop-time periods. Although it is an intrasquad scrimmage, everybody treats is as if it were a real game that counts in the standings. It is, after all, the last chance you have to audition for your spot on the team, and everybody knows that.  The beauty of our team is that nobody feels cemented in their spot. We all feel that there is loads of healthy competition in our dressing room, and that really pushes the guys to be the best they can be. Because if they’re not, somebody is going to step right in and steal their job. We are all very excited to see what this years Blue/White game has in store.

See you next time,
Mike Freeman

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Blue and White scrimmage coming up....

Hey Blue Devil fans,

Ben Casale here checking in for my first blog since the hockey season has officially started. Coaches stepped on the ice Monday and practices have been extremely fast and intense. The team is looking good as we have a lot of speed upfront. We have our big Blue and White scrimmage coming up on Saturday so come out and support your Blue Devils!

I am really looking forward to getting the year going starting against Utica next week. It should be a great game as we look to protect Steele Hall!

Anyways I have to start getting ready for practice.

'til next time Blue Devil fans

#19 Ben Casale

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Can't wait for it to be 3pm so we can go out in the ice again and get a step closer.....

Yesterday coaches finally stepped on the ice with us, and the battle of winning our season opener against Utica is getting closer. I think the wait has been to long for all of us, and we all a counting down the days on the calendar and hoping it will say, 28th of October and Utica show up for a battle. 

We just came of a well deserved Fall Break and prepared for this upcoming week, and you could really see the intensity level out on the ice yesterday. Can't wait for it to be 3pm so we can go out in the ice again and get a step closer. 

-Anton Rosén

Monday, October 17, 2016

Official team practice begins today ......

Things are heating up here in Fredonia. Official team practice begins today and we are only 11 days away from our first game against Utica. The excitement and energy amongst the guys is building each day! We have been anxiously waiting for this day since we arrived on campus in mid August. 

Currently, I am sidelined with a collar bone fracture. Fortunately, I have been able to skate every day on my own and am very much looking forward to being officially cleared by the Doctor, hopefully very soon!

-Chris Paulin

Sunday, October 16, 2016

This might be the year that the Bills make the playoffs.....?

Hello everyone,
 
Austin Bianchi here checking in from Buffalo, New York. It was nice to get a little break here halfway through the semester and that a lot of kids got the chance to go home and spend some time with their families before we get the season rolling. As the weather gets colder it is starting to feel more and more like hockey season. In other news the Buffalo Bills look to win their fourth game in a row against Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. I say this every year, but this might be the year they finally make the playoffs.

Until next time,
Austin Bianchi

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I broke my leg......

Hey Fredonia hockey fans,

Freshman Max Blitz singing back on to the blog for my second time this year. It’s crazy to
believe that we are already 6 weeks into the first semester. College really does fly by.

Things have been going very well in the classroom, better than I had expected for my first semester back in. Unfortunately, I am going to be sidelined for about 6-8 weeks and will miss the first couple games this season.

I broke my leg and dislocated my ankle the last captains practice this year. I had to undergo surgery to re-set my ankle and they also put a plate in the as well.  The last week has been tough but I have had tremendous amount of help from my teammates and they have made this whole situation a lot easier on me.

I am making a speedy recovery to get back on the ice with the boys and I can’t wait to step onto the ice for my first game at Steele Hall over Thanksgiving weekend. The quest for the SUNYAC championship starts in 19 days against Utica.....hope to see you there Blue Devil fans.

Max Blitz

Friday, October 14, 2016

Captain skates are finally over and the real work begins......

Hey guys, 
Kyle Jelinski here, today we are on Fall Break and being from Edmonton, I don't get the luxury of going home so I am sticking around with a few of the boys that are also in my position.  The town is pretty quiet but I'm sure we will find something to do. Also I am really looking forward to Monday because that's when captain skates are finally over and the real work begins. Got a lot of work to do before Utica but it's an exciting time of year and I'm more then certain we will be ready. 
Until next time 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The foot is on the pedal.....

Hey everyone!

Brandon Spognardi here riding shotgun in Bogart’s 'ol blog mobile. These past weeks, the boys have been really working hard getting better on and off the ice. Everyone is putting in work getting ready for Utica in only 17 days! The boys are getting really pumped for the 28th and we wish it would come sooner. The foot is on the pedal and the GILA is moving full throttle.

Last weekend, I got a chance to take the day off and spend time in Niagara Falls for the first time. It was quite an experience and really a sight to see. There were rumors from the guys that the Canadian side was better, so I might have to check that out see for myself sometime. Overall, it was a really neat trip.

Well, that’s all for this week’s blog post. Only 17 days till Utica and the engine is roaring! Go Blue Devils!
-Spogs

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

'harder hitting, faster skating'.......

Hey everyone! Gavin Nickerson here,

Its a great time of the year. It's starting to get cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and hockey season is finally upon us. The boys have been grinding hard the last couple weeks in preparation for Utica on the 28th. Every day we have been improving; harder hitting, faster skating, and more intense attitudes have been showing up every single day at practice. It's also the start of fall break, a lot of the guys are going home for a couple days, but some of us are staying in town to relax and get a few extra skates in over the break including myself. It will be nice to get a couple days off from our school work to clear our minds and really focus as the season is rapidly approaching us.

Till next time,
-Gav

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

We can't wait to get started......

Hey everybody Sammy here on the blog.

The boys have been hitting the ice hard getting ready for the season. We can't wait to get started. Fall Break is coming up and I'm actually going to visit home. Michigan is where I'm from and it will be nice to get a break and see the family. I know some of the other boys are doing the same! Until next time, have a good one.
#11 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Get 'er going.........

Hey everybody Sammy here on the blog.

The boys have been hitting the ice hard getting ready for the season. We can't wait to get started. Fall Break is coming up and I'm actually going to visit home. Michigan is where I'm from and it will be nice to get a break and see the family. I know some of the other boys are doing the same! Until next time, have a good one.
#11

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Beat Utica!

Hey blue devil fans!
Number 10, Daniel Mainello
checking in again for my second
blog of the season. Sophomore
year is moving fast; I can’t believe
that fall break is in 4 days! The
work load is starting to pile up as
well. I have a huge calculus 3 test
tomorrow, so today I am doing
nothing but studying all day.
Hockey is going good though, all
the boys got their equipment so the team is matching and looking good. We are getting ready
for our goal! Beat Utica! Its going to be a tough one. As always with the support from our Blue
Devil Fans packing Steele Hall that’s going to help us!
Till next time!
#10

Saturday, October 8, 2016

We are ready to get the coaches on the ice.....

Hey everyone it's Shawn Geary I hope everyone's school year is off to a great start! We're closing in on our first game against Utica and the boys are getting ready! Practices and Friday's games have increased in tempo and physical play. We are ready to get the coaches on the ice for the first time this year to help tighten up some details so that we are ready for the first game! It's a new year and it's time to turn things around this season and we have the right guys in the locker room to do it. Hope everyone has a relaxing and safe fall break! Till next time!

Friday, October 7, 2016

You can feel the energy already in practice.....

Hey hockey fans! Back at it with #7 Todd Schauss this week!

I hope ya'll are getting as juiced up as the boys are for the home opener on the 28th of October! With the opener right around the corner the boys have been grinding on and off the ice extra hard this past couple of weeks. You can feel the energy already in practice. We are really starting to amp it up in practices with more intensity and physicality. The chemistry is making its way through the locker room and guys are learning who they work with. I myself cannot wait to see what the coaches have in store for us for the first real practice. Everyday we are moving forward pushing to reach our ultimate goal to win a SUNYAC championship. That's all I have for you toady!!

Thanks again 
Todd Schauss #7

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I couldn't be more pumped up.....

Hey everybody,

This is freshman forward Jacob Haynes here for my first ever blog post. College so far is been a great experience, coming in I was nervous about how I was going to adjust to college after taking two years off of school. Former and now again current teammates Freeman, Jelinski and the upperclassmen on the team couldn't have done a better job getting us freshman into the swing of things quickly here at Fredonia and within the first week I felt comfortable and that I was home. 

Training camp started this week and the team is looking better and better everyday. Home opener against Utica is only 22 days and I couldn't be more pumped up about it. 

That's all for now,

Jacob Haynes

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Ryan Dunn!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello again everyone!

Freshman forward Ryan Dunn checking on my second blog post of the year. Today is also my 21st birthday! Aside from that the year is going awesome to date. Sophomores Jonny Carlson, Bobby Polacheck and I actually took home the team golf tournament championship over the weekend with a score of -9. It was a fun day and good to get out on the links before the weather is to cold and they shut down for the winter. On a little bit of a more sad note the Patriots lost their first home game at Gillette Stadium since 2008 and of course it was to the Bills. Most of the time with bad news comes good news  and the good news here is that Tom Brady is back and will be better than ever for the remainder of the year. So I guess this is good luck to the rest of the NFL for the next 12 weeks.

On another note October 28th is getting closer and closer. There isn’t a better family to come into than here at Fredonia. All the boys have been helping the freshman grow into more confident players over the past month and a half. With the group of guys we have, everyone can tell this is going to be a special and memorable year. With day two of training camp under our belt, everyone is looking good and ready to go. There are just 23 days until we step on the ice at Steele Hall to take on Utica. I think its safe to say that we are going to put in the work the next 23 day and be ready to protect Steele Hall!

Thats all for now. 
-Dunner 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Beep Test this morning....

Good morning Fredonia, sophmore, defenseman Jon Carlson here for my second blog of the season. The team was up and at it this morning as we had our "beep" test which tests our off ice conditioning. The test requires us players to perform a 20 meter shuttle run that must be completed at various times which increase in speed as the levels go up.

 In other news, the team has just wrapped up our Advanced Conditioning class which means we're now on the ice Monday thru Friday from 3-6pm. With only a few weeks until the season begins, the team is getting anxious and excited to finally strap on our pads for real and take on talented Utica College happening here at Steele hall October 28th.

As always, thank you for tuning in and we look forward to seeing you guys October 28th at Steele hall.

Enjoy the rest of your day,
 
Jonny Carlson #4

Monday, October 3, 2016

Training camp starts tomorrow......

I Couldn't be more excited, the season is right around the corner! The boys are looking good, and were all amped up. Training camp starts tomorrow, and its really setting in that college hockey has arrived. School is going well, spend most of my Sundays in the library cranking out homework. Currently studying for an exam tomorrow, so I have to get back to studying!

All the best - Tommy DeFelice

Sunday, October 2, 2016

To say I’m excited is an understatement.....

Hey coach, here’s my blog for tomorrow.

Hey everyone! Freshman forward Thomas Dunn here for my second blog post of the year. So far I’m really enjoying everything that Fredonia has to offer. All of my classes have been interesting, even though it took a bit getting used to the work load of five classes after being out playing junior hockey for the past three years. On the ice, things have been going great. The tempo, pace, and intensity have really been picking up week by week, especially in our scrimmages.

This upcoming Monday officially starts our training camp and officially starts my college hockey career. To say I’m excited is an understatement, I can’t wait to get after it with the guys and see what this team can do. I think there’s a real special group in this locker room that is capable of anything we put our minds to. I know all the boys are counting down the days until we take on Utica for our opener.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Till next time,
Thomas Dunn

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Bognasty behind the wheel of the ol blog-mobile!

Ding ding ding! I'm back!
 
Sophomore, goaltender, Bognasty behind the wheel of the ol blog-mobile! Excited to be back that's for sure. I'm even more excited about this beautiful fall weather, I am Canadian so I'm not built for the heat of summer! Love the festivities that come with fall, and we're one step closer to the season! Boys are hungry for the grind, I'm starving, Rivera hasn't eaten in 2 weeks(he's a gluten), we need it.
 
Classes are going great(I think), can't decide what I'm going to wear for Halloween though. For the time being I'm sitting here listening to Huntsy try to stay inside the lines of his coloring book.
 
Anyways  I've put together a little dance for in liu of getting a costume https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v4IC7qaNr7I

That's all folks,
 
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