Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a Happy Holidays and is having a happy and safe start to the New Year. As for me I got to go home to Nashville for 10 days. It was mostly spent doing all of my Christmas shopping, hanging out with my friends and family and of course a workout here and there. As fun as break was it ended quickly and it was time to head back up to school to start our season back up. We have been back now for about a week preparing for our games against University of Southern Maine at home Friday and Saturday. We rang in the New Year as most people do, playing board games and watching movies. Although most of us didn’t make it to the ball drop I can say a successfully stayed awake (barely). We are home for all of our games during the month of January so we are getting a lot of time to hang out with each other, play games and catch up on TV shows. We are all excited to take a team trip up to Boston next Tuesday for the men’s outdoor game against Williams at Fenway Park. We will get some time to shop around Boston, eat a nice home cooked meal, and see some good hockey played at an awesome venue.
We are also really excited about our fundraiser game that we are hosting January 24th against Hamilton College at 7 pm. This year we have decided to support the Connecticut Children’s Foundation, and all money we raise goes straight to the Connecticut Children’s Hospital. We extend an invitation to anyone who is interested in seeing a great game as well as participating in a silent auction that will take place during the game. We will be wearing purple in support of the foundation and the jerseys will be auctioned off for those interested in purchasing one, again all donations go to the hospital.
Aside from hanging out with my team mates I am taking much of my time to look for and apply to jobs because as much as I don’t like to come to terms with reality I graduate in just a few short months. I can’t believe I am about to be a second semester senior, and in no time at all my college hockey career will be over. It is amazing how fast four years flies by and how important it is to make the most of all your time with your team both on and off the ice. We still have a long road ahead to NESCACS and hopefully NCAAs so everyday over break we are working hard to get better. I hope everyone does well/did well in their Christmas Tournaments and has a good rest of their season!