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Campus Chronicles with Chris Forsman

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 11/17/2009
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Well the Griffs are continuing to roll as of late as we picked up another three points of a possible four this past Saturday and Sunday. We tied Saturday night and won a close one on Sunday against a talented and hard-working opponent from the University of Connecticut.

That gives us seven of our last eight points, putting us above the .500 mark in conference play. Having said that, our recent hot streak has only put us in third place and we need to continue to play well just to keep pace in this very competitive conference.

Next up on tap for the Griffs is a road trip to American International College in Massachusetts. This road trip will be a welcome change since we have been at home the past few weeks. The AIC Yellow Jackets will be another tough test like every weekend in Atlantic Hockey and we need to be at our best again. Especially since the Yellow Jackets play very tough at home and we will see this on Friday and Saturday.

Since we are heading out on the road on Thursday, it is a short week of practice and school. Monday was a day off and once again most guys are resting their bumps and bruises from a tough weekend of competition. Having said that, all of us guys are always engaged in the never-ending pursuit of knowledge and we were busy studying or "watching" the incredible documentary WWII in HD on the History Channel. Since I am a history major and alongside resident history buff Pat Kenny, we watched, or rather studied, for hours these past few nights. Also, I would like to just throw something out there to any of you student-athletes out there looking for study hall hours - just put down the hours watching these documentaries, I'm sure they would count for study hall hours. But, maybe check with the coaches first, it's worth a shot, eh?

Keeping this war theme in mind, on a more serious note, this past week around North America on November 11 was Remembrance Day in Canada and Veteran's Day here in the United States. This is a very important day and I would like to take a moment to mention this and thank the men and women in the armed forces. It makes us guys on the hockey team think back to the ROTC training at the start of the year and it makes us realize that although we are on a high-level team, the men and women serving are part of a much more important team and this should always be remembered.

Relating this to hockey, most of us Canadians watch Hockey Night in Canada and Don Cherry does not let us forget the sacrifices being made everyday by these members of the armed forces. This is just something for all of us to think about, and until next time, keep your stick on the ice.

Chris Forsman, #4

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