Niagara eliminates Griffs from AHA playoffs

By Jay Ashdown Sports Reporter The Griffs hockey season ended last Sunday with a hard-fought series that found them on the wrong side of the ledger. Despite hard work, great scoring chances and back and forth games, the Griffs lost the decisive third game to Niagara. Game One was a classic back-and-forth battle with a heartbreaking … [Read more...]

Ladd makes 33 saves in regular season finale over RIT

By Jay Ashdown Sports Reporter ROCHESTER -- The Griffs ended their season last Saturday playing spoiler to RIT’s senior night with a 2-1 win. A tight-checking game saw back-and-forth action as well as excellent goaltending from both sides. The Griffs took a 1-0 lead early when junior Matt Hoover buried junior Nick Hutchison’s … [Read more...]

Griffs head west, face tough Air Force team

By Vinnie Christiano III Sports Reporter This weekend, the Canisius hockey team will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., for a series against the Air Force Falcons. The Falcons are currently sitting in third in the Atlantic Hockey Association, while the Griffs are in 11th in the 11-team conference. Air Force has had a positive season … [Read more...]

Hockey swept by Bentley for second time in three weeks

By Jay Ashdown Sports Reporter Despite good goaltending last Friday from Matt Ladd and four goals by the Griffs the following day, Canisius walked out of Waltham, Mass., swept by the red-hot Bentley Falcons for the second time in three weeks. The Griffs outplayed Bentley on Friday, despite being outshot 29-22. The Griffs had several … [Read more...]

Hockey travels to face surging Bentley

By Vinnie Christiano III Sports Reporter The Golden Griffins hockey team will travel to Waltham, Mass., this weekend for a series against the Bentley Falcons. These two games are the first half of four straight games on the road for the Griffs, who only have seven remaining games left in the regular season. Only one home game is … [Read more...]

Griffs cap off Mercyhurst weekend with loss, tie

By Jay Ashdown Sports Reporter The Griffs ended their home-and-home series against Mercyhurst with an 0-1-1 slate. Canisius got off to a rocky start against Mercyhurst in Erie, Pa., last Friday. The Griffs felt they outplayed Mercyhurst, outshooting the Lakers by 20 shots, 43-23, but fell 5-3 due to a difference in goaltending by … [Read more...]

Sweep of North Dakota is ‘biggest weekend in program history’

Grant Meyer netted a pair of goals in the Griffs sweep of North Dakota. (Tom Wolf / Canisius College) By Marshall Haim Sports Editor "And they've done it! Canisius defeats North Dakota! They have swept the Fighting Hawks!" Those were the exact words I exclaimed immediately following the final buzzer in Canisius' 2-1 … [Read more...]

Whole team effort lifts Canisius to sweep of North Dakota

Cameron Heath netted the game-winning goal in Canisius' 3-1 victory over North Dakota on Jan. 4, the first of two wins over the then-ranked Fighting Hawks. (Tom Wolf / Canisius College) By Jay Ashdown Sports Reporter One of the biggest weekends in Golden Griffins hockey history concluded Jan. 5 with an outcome almost nobody … [Read more...]

Griffs to host surging Bentley in weekend series

Nick Hutchison is one Canisius player to keep an eye on during this weekend's series with Bentley. (Marshall Haim / The Griffin) By Vinnie Christiano III Sports Reporter This weekend the Canisius Golden Griffins hockey team finishes up a four-game homestand, hosting the Bentley University Falcons. This weekend’s series … [Read more...]

Canisius takes split against Army West Point

By Jay Ashdown Sports Reporter The Griffs returned from West Point, N.Y., this week after splitting against Army West Point. The first game was a back-and-forth tilt, in which the two teams were tied 3-3 after two periods of play. However, a power-play goal by Army’s Zach Evancho with 5:40 remaining in the third period rallied the … [Read more...]

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