A ‘natural leader’ prepares for pro career

By Mike Pesarchick Copy Editor For the first time in a long while, Ryan Schmelzer was back on the ice downtown at the HarborCenter. Only, this time, he wasn’t sporting the Blue and Gold of the Canisius Golden Griffins hockey team; instead, he was dressed in the red, black and white of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey … [Read more...]

Beaulieu finding rhythm at right time

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor In the 41st minute of the Golden Griffins 1-0 shutout of Cleveland State Sept. 9, Madeline Beaulieu netted her fourth goal of the season. It was her fourth goal in three games. Through six games this season, Beaulieu has already doubled her previous career-high for goals, which was two, set … [Read more...]

Soccer battling with postponements

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s soccer team has struggled in the early season — not in their record or overall team play — but rather in being able to play scheduled games. So far this season the Griffs have had two games postponed, which is a big blow to their non-conference schedule. The first game … [Read more...]

Atlantic Hockey makes right move

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor If you have your hotels in Rochester already booked for March 23 and 24, 2019, it’s time to cancel your reservations. After a 12-year span of hosting the Atlantic Hockey semifinals and championship game, Blue Cross Arena in Rochester will not be hosting the final three games of this year’s conference … [Read more...]

Crumpton heading overseas

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Former Canisius forward Jermaine Crumpton is heading overseas to go pro. The sixth all-time leading scorer in Canisius basketball history, and the 2018 MAAC Co-Player of the Year, will be heading to the tiny country of Luxembourg to play T71 Dudelange, a perennial power in the country’s Total … [Read more...]

Hanes paces Griffs in pair of tournaments

By Jay Ashdown Sports Contributor The Canisius Golden Griffin golf team finished in 16th place in the three-round tournament at Colgate on Sunday afternoon. Junior David Hanes led the team, shooting a 75 on Sunday which allowed him to finish tied for 34th place with his tournament score of 224. Meanwhile, sophomore Matt Genaway tied … [Read more...]

Runners look to have successful weekend

By Aidan Joly Sports Contributor After a hot start to the new season, the Canisius cross country team will be back in action Friday as they take part in both the annual UB Stampede and the National Catholic Championships. Part of the team will stay local as they compete in the UB Stampede, hosted by the University at Buffalo. The … [Read more...]

Announcing is his calling

By Marshall Haim Senior Sports Editor BATAVIA — Given the cadence Andy Helwig has when talking into a microphone, you would assume that he has had a dream of becoming a play-by-play announcer since he was a young kid. That’s not the case. Helwig did not think of becoming a play-by-play announcer until his final year at Canisius … [Read more...]

Experience to play big role this season

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The Canisius women’s soccer team finished last season with an overall record of 7-8-3, clinching their sixth straight season with a losing record. The Griffs failed to score a goal in nine of the team’s 18 games last year, and did not record more than two goals in any game for the entire … [Read more...]

Dantonio, Hanes aim to pace team

By Jay Ashdown Sports Contributor After a season that ended with Canisius placing fifth in the MAAC Championship, the Griffs are looking to build off of last year's performance into this upcoming season. Canisius’ performance last year in the conference tournament was their best since placing fourth in the tournament in 2013. Led by … [Read more...]


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