Hockey 101: Laker Edition

Growing up in a hockey family, the rules of the game became second nature to me; for others, hockey may be a foreign language. Here at Oswego State, hockey is a big aspect of campus life. Every GameDay calls for a packed house full of screaming fans on the edge of their seats. Whether it’s a rowdy “Go Home Plattsburgh” chant, or booing at the referees for a bad call, the fans are engaged throughout the game.

For some, hockey may be a confusing sport to understand. There are whistles to stop the play, colored lines on the ice that represent something, players smashing other players into the boards, and many other confusing events. Perhaps people who do not understand the rules and plays of hockey need to be taught a thing or two before attending a game; that is where I come in.

This simple “Hockey 101” video helps fans understand the rules, do’s/don’ts on the ice, and how to be a good spectator. After watching this video, you can be prepared to attend the famous Hockey Night in Oswego and cheer on your Lakers to victory!


As an enthusiastic Laker Hockey fan, always remember, “Be Loud, Be Proud, and Be Positive.”

Special thanks to my teammates Brianna Colucci, Kate Randazzo, Lauren Martel, Eryn Stewart and Amber Samonek for being a part of the filming process.

Lakeside Mentality


Lake Ontario is and will always be my treasure spot. Corny? Not corny?

By treasure spot, I mean it is where my adventurous mindset takes place. My friends and I would take trips to the lake and make it a memorable opportunity worth treasuring. We’d skip rocks, pray, blast great music, and go swimming. It wasn’t easy balancing myself on those algae-filled rocks, however, the experience was still amazing.

Lake Ontario is very beautiful. It helps my friends and I look above all the stressors we go through in life, and find something imaginative and exciting. When in Oswego, taking a trip to Lake Ontario is a must.  Please, don’t let this moment pass you by.

If you haven’t been to the Lake, make time to take a trip over there. It can be relaxing and very uplifting. Find the adventure all around you.

The video below captures one of  many memorable “Lakeside Adventures” my friends and I had last semester. Take a look…