"We Were Fortunate"

“ It wasn't too bad up by us, the only thing was some big wind gusts. I could feel the apartment building swaying a little bit. It wasn't such a pleasant feeling. I live with Kyle Jean and he was kind of freaked out about the wind and the shaking, but we were OK. ”
- Mike Vernace
“ I went home from practice and stayed in my apartment, looked out the window now and again when the windows started creaking from the wind. But we were fortunate in Hartford. Unfortunately there are people who were hit hard, and my thoughts go out to them. ”
- Logan Pyett
“ It wasn't too bad downtown, so we were pretty lucky. The wind was obviously blowing pretty good, you could hear it wrapping around the apartment, but other than that it wasn't too bad. ”
- Tommy Grant

Like all Rangers fans and employees living along the East Coast, Connecticut Whale players, coaches, and staff were forced to face Hurricane Sandy earlier this week. Fortunately for those in Hartford, damage was minimal, though the Whale certrainly had others in mind who were not as fortunate as they were.

On Wednesday BlueshirtsUnited.com's Jim Cerny caught up with three veteran Whale players---defensemen Mike Vernace (pictured) and Logan Pyett, and forward Tommy Grant---to hear their Hurricane Sandy stories.

See what these three Whale players had to share, then share your tales from the devastating storm below.