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Campus Chronicles with Scott Moser

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 01/18/2012
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A hockey season always offers a rollercoaster of emotions. Playing over 36 games and practicing four to five days a week is going to bring both good days and bad days. Individually it's not humanly possible to be good every day. As a team, much the same can be said. It is often how teams respond from the low points of a season that prove to be the most important part of the seventh-month grind.

Sunday night around 6:30 p.m. proved to be the lowest point of the year for our team. There are games that are lost when tempers can flare in the dressing room after the buzzer. Words are said that sometimes guys regret and emotions tend to get the best of everyone.

After Sunday's loss to UConn, there was nothing to be said. It was one of those losses that just flat out hurt. Everyone in the room knew we had the game in our hands before we gave up two late third period goals. It was one of those empty feelings where everyone was so down that yelling or being negative would've just added insult to injury.

I tip my hat to UConn as they played a great weekend. Either way, that doesn't make the losses any easier. Sunday was one of those games we just had to win, and we didn't. From sweeping Army last weekend to being swept this week by UConn, we feel as though were in the moguls section of this current rollercoaster ride. At the same time, we know every week is a new chance for redemption, and a new opportunity to get back on track.

Sunday was the annual family skate after our game, a great chance to spend time with friends, family, and supporters of the team. After a loss, the family skate can be difficult. With the game fresh on our minds we have to remember we only get the chance to play this game because of all the support around us.

That being said, this year's skate was one of the best I've been a part of. Seeing the amount of people that came out to skate and talk to the players really helped the guys put the loss in the back of their minds, if even for a short while. It was great to see all of the support we receive from our fans, win or lose. We thank everyone who came out and hope they had as good of time as we did.

As everyone around campus knows, it is currently "Griffin Week" and many athletic events are planned for the upcoming days. Our series against Sacred Heart caps off the weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday. After a disappointing series, its weeks like these where games can't come soon enough. The boys will be itching to bounce back and I have full faith this team will put in the necessary effort to do so. I hope everyone has a great week and I urge students to join in the school spirit by supporting all of the teams on campus. Go Canisius and Happy Griffin Week!

Until next week, keep your head up.
Scott Moser #24

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