When homesickness strikes, Savannah Rennie and Kelli Rowswell can find a little bit of home in each other. “Sometimes we miss home a little bit and we just have some girl time,” Rennie said, laughing. “Some cuddle time when we miss home.”After first meeting at 9 years old while playing spring hockey in East St. Paul, Manitoba, a suburb of Winnipeg, a friendship blossomed between the two.Despite going their separate ways through their teens, the duo reconnected when both were named to the Team Manitoba U18 provincial team. Rennie and Rowswell are roommates and teammates for Syracuse (4-7-3, 3-2-1 College Hockey America) and their friendship has helped them transition to SU. “That’s usually a big adjustment so they’re grabbing it,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “It takes a while but we’ve got juniors still trying to figure it out, so we can’t expect freshmen their first semester but they’re getting it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Rowswell was 9 and wanted to play spring hockey, she followed in the path of her winter teammates and signed up to play for the Steelers in East St. Paul — the same spring team as Rennie.The bond was immediate and the two developed a strong friendship, Rowswell said. The hockey may not have been the best, but their bond on and off the ice grew.“She was probably one of my good friends back then,” Rennie said. “We figured out the game together and grew up together and started playing hockey together.”After playing on the same spring team for a couple years, Rennie and Rowswell lost contact for most of their time in high school. Rennie played for Shaftesbury Prep — where fellow SU teammates Stephanie Grossi and Larissa Martyniuk played — while Rowswell played at Balmoral Hall.It was not until both Rennie and Rowswell were on the roster for Team Manitoba’s U18 team to play against other provincial teams that they reconnected. Only the top 20 players from each province make the team.Playing for their province finally provided both players, by this point Orange commits, a chance to catch up and prepare for Syracuse.The two spent time together in the summer before coming to SU in order to get to know each other better, including a trip to Florida. Now roommates, the two feel having each other has benefitted them on and off the ice.“At the beginning it was normal,” Rowswell said, “We were both a little homesick. We definitely found we’re both a little part of home in each other because we’re from the same place. I always can talk to her, she can always talk to me.” Comments Published on November 28, 2016 at 10:47 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+
“You look at Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva – week-in, week-out they are brilliant for City – but this guy comes along, and there’s no doubting his ability, but something is just not right.“I think Jose is right to say, ‘look, you’re annoying the dressing room, you’re annoying me, if you don’t like it, see you later’.“It’s best to get rid and I think that may strengthen Man United.“Every day I’m reading it in the papers, Pogba this, Pogba that – I’m sick of it to be honest.” “I’m sick of it!” 😡 #MUFC midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly had ANOTHER bust-up with Jose Mourinho……and Alan wants an end to the saga! pic.twitter.com/N5qzLXktsP— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) August 16, 2018 2 Reports on Thursday have even claimed Mourinho has dared the World Cup winner to hand in a transfer request, if he really does want to leave the club.The midfielder and manager’s apparent feud had appeared to be mended when Pogba captained United to a win over Leicester City in the club’s Premier League opener last week.Mourinho praised the Frenchman’s performance as he netted in the 2-1 victory, but after the game Pogba hinted that he was still unhappy with his situation at Old Trafford.It appears the long-running saga over the £89million star’s future will continue until the very end of the month, but Brazil – for one – has had enough.The Sports Breakfast host and former Manchester United striker said on Thursday: “I’m not happy with Pogba, I think he’s arrogant, he’s aloof…“The way he struts about, if he was playing eight-out-of-ten every week then I’d say, ‘well he’s got a point’, but he doesn’t! Alan Brazil has slammed ‘arrogant’ Paul Pogba and believes Manchester United would be better off if they sold the French star to Barcelona this summer.Pogba is said to be keen to leave Old Trafford for the Nou Camp before the end of the month, with his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho reportedly hitting a new low after another bust-up. Paul Pogba was praised for his performances at the World Cup, but has not been the same player in a United shirt 2 Could Paul Pogba seal a move away from Old Trafford this summer?