We played last Tuesday against the Robert Morris Colonials. It was a hard fought 5-5 tie and the offense did not miss a beat with our added rest over the past couple of weeks. We put up five goals, which is usually enough to win, but a few penalties made the game closer than it needed to be.
A tie in non-conference play is ok, and we will be looking for a win in our last non-conference game of the year, which is against a very strong opponent from Colgate. The Raiders are a very skilled team and it should be a great game this Sunday at home. The Raiders will make the trip from Hamilton N.Y., the hometown of former Iron Griff Scott Follett. This will be the last game of 2009 for the Ice Griffs, and hopefully we can head into 2010 with a win.
It has been a relaxing time for the Griffin hockey team since final exams concluded over a week ago. All of you readers out there will be happy to know that all of the boys passed. As for the grades, you parents out there will have to ask their son if they have not shared that information with you yet.
It has been pretty quite around school - it is like a ghost town with only staff and a hand full of student-athletes hanging around. It is a great time of year - Christmas is just around the corner and it gives the team a chance to just hang out and spend time with each other. There has been hours spent on video games, movies, TV and shopping over the last week or so. Of course all of these activities are done at the end of the day after work-outs and practices are completed.
All of this time shopping forced us to have a Secret Santa gift exchange last week, and surprisingly most of the gifts can be shared with our avid readers. Some of the more notable gifts included, a new walker for the old man yours truly, an autograph book for Cory Conachar's new found fame, a box set of DVDs of Canada's Next Top Model for Torrey Lindsay, a new instructional golf DVD for Scott Moser and the final gift that should be mentioned is Pete MacDougall's. He received a copy of his favorite movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
To be honest, for most of the boys it has been hard to hide the excitement of going home for Christmas. We get to go home for about a week before returning to Buffalo at the end of the month. There is just one more task before leaving on Sunday, and that is an important game versus Colgate. So on behalf of the Golden Griffin Hockey team I would like to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and until the next edition of the chronicle, keep your stick on the ice.
Chris Forsman, #4