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Campus Chronicles with Chris Forsman
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics  
Release: 11/03/2009
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Chris Forsman
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The Griffs picked up our first two points of the season in Atlantic Hockey play this past weekend. We battled a very tough opponent in the Air Force Falcons to a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon, which also happened to be Halloween.

Seen in the large crowd were several costumes and a bunch of crazy Griff student-athletes all hopped up on candy. From what some of the boys were saying after the game - if you give those lacrosse guys some candy and costumes, you're in for a fun night.

All kidding aside, it was a great atmosphere on Saturday and from all the guys, thank you to all who came out and supported us this weekend. It was a fun night and the hockey team looks forward to getting out and supporting future events around campus.

Unfortunately, we could not pick up the sweep on Sunday afternoon. We came up a little short and had to settle for a split with the defending league champs from Air Force. All in all, it is nice to be on the board in the Atlantic Hockey standings and we need to bring the same effort every night in this tough conference.

It is a very competitive league and this weekend we are up against another good club in Mercyhurst. We are back to the usual Friday and Saturday games this weekend, with a home-and-home series with one of our biggest rivals - the Lakers. We play in Erie on Friday then return home on Saturday. The games are always close against the Lakers and this weekend should be no different. Once again with the Saturday and Sunday games, we had Monday off and since we play on Friday, it is a short week of practice with only three this week, as opposed to the usual four.

It was a bit of a shock this past weekend for our freshman because for some, this was the first year they were unable to go trick-or-treating on Halloween. It was tough explaining to my young roommate Torrey Lindsay that he could not dress up in his usual farmer costume and go door to door. Pete MacDougall also told me he ran into a similar situation with his young roommate Preston Shupe when he had to deny Preston at the door with his Buzz Lightyear spacesuit on. Thank goodness the RA's in the dorms hand out candy or freshmen Chris, Ben, and Steven would have been mighty upset as well.

As our young friends learned, college is about growing up and while this Halloween may have been disappointing to them, they will soon forget about it because the weeks are flying by and there is not enough time to be disappointed about not getting candy. Once again, the weekend is fast approaching and there is hockey to be played. Until next time, keep your stick on the ice.

Chris Forsman, #4


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