Slapshots: Griffs sweep No. 20 Niagara, stay atop Atlantic Hockey

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Beating a bitter rival has a great feeling to it. Crushing them? That's a whole different story. Canisius used a five-goal first period distancing themselves from No. 20 ranked Niagara early, en route to an 8-2 drubbing of the Purple Eagles Saturday afternoon at KeyBank Rink at … [Read more...]

Griffs led by elite offense; Large commends McLaughlin’s offseason development

    By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor Leading all Griffs in goals, assists, and shots this season, junior forward Dylan McLaughlin has once again found himself as the team’s frontrunner in offensive production. “He loves hockey. Period,” said head coach Trevor Large. “When you ask Dyl, ‘How was practice today?’ He … [Read more...]

Griffs bested by nationally ranked Clarkson​

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius hockey team put their five-game winning streak on the line this past weekend when they hosted the No. 3 ranked team in the country, the Clarkson Golden Knights. The Griffs entered the game having just swept conference foes, the Army Black Knights and the Bentley Falcons. Their … [Read more...]

Weapon of Mazz Destruction: Large compliments Mazza’s abilities

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor July 8, 1997, the day after his third birthday, Canisius junior Jimmy Mazza played hockey for the first time. Twenty years later, Mazza still enjoys taking the ice as a member of Canisius hockey. Now in his third season with the Griffs, Mazza has proven to be a dual threat, playing well on both … [Read more...]

Pair of weekend sweeps lift Griffs atop of Atlantic Hockey

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s hockey team has rocketed to the top of the Atlantic Hockey Conference after winning their past five games in a row. The Griffs entered their weekend series on Nov. 17 and 18 against the Bentley Falcons with a chance to build on their early season conference victories, doing so … [Read more...]

Griffs to host nationally ranked Clarkson Saturday

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter Canisius’ men’s hockey team has a tall order on hand as the red-hot Clarkson Golden Knights roll into Buffalo this Saturday (Dec. 2). Clarkson, ranked No. 3 in the latest poll by United States College Hockey Online, is fresh off a superb showing in the Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, … [Read more...]

McLaughlin’s four-goal weekend highlights weekend split

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius hockey team continued their early season conference play this past weekend, as they took on the Mercyhurst Lakers. The Griffs entered the weekend with a 3-3 conference record, and looked to improve that against the Lakers, who entered the weekend with a 1-1-2 record. In the first … [Read more...]

Hockey splits first road trip of season at Sacred Heart

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius men’s hockey team continued early season conference play this past weekend as they played Sacred Heart in Bridgeport, Conn. After splitting against a nationally ranked Air Force team, who was picked to win the Atlantic Hockey Conference this year, the Griffs looked to continue their … [Read more...]

Griffs upend No. 18 Air Force, forcing split of weekend series

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius hockey team faced a tough early season test last weekend as they hosting the No. 18 ranked Air Force Falcons. The Griffs started their 10-game streak of Atlantic Hockey games with the Falcons, the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Hockey Conference this year. The Griffs dropped … [Read more...]

Large in charge

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor After former Griffs head hockey coach Dave Smith left the program following the 2016-17 campaign to coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Trevor Large was named interim coach. Before this season, Large officially assumed the role of head coach, becoming the program’s seventh coach and … [Read more...]


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