Falcons soar past Griffs in semifinals; Stander, Schmelzer sign professional contracts

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor For the second year in a row, the Air Force Falcons are the champions of Atlantic Hockey. The No. 5 seeded Falcons in the Atlantic Hockey Tournament defeated No. 7 Robert Morris, 5-1, in the championship game last Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. It is the sixth championship … [Read more...]

Hockey in semifinals for fifth time in six years

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter Canisius hockey will take on Air Force in the Atlantic Hockey semifinals tonight at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. It is the fifth time in the last six years that the Griffs are playing in Rochester for the semifinals. Canisius punched their ticket after defeating AIC last weekend in a … [Read more...]

Griffs to open quarterfinals at home against AHC

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius hockey team starts their 2018 playoff campaign with a quarterfinal matchup this weekend against the American International College Yellow Jackets. AIC ended the regular season in eighth place in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. The Yellow Jackets drew Niagara in the first round of … [Read more...]

Heath, McLaughlin, Schmelzer all earn honors

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Cameron Heath, Dylan McLaughlin and Ryan Schmelzer are all going to have to make some room on their trophy shelves. It is the third time in the last four years that Canisius has had at least three players named to earn All-Atlantic Hockey honors. Heath, a junior defenseman, had 19 … [Read more...]

In need of the elusive sweep

    By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius hockey team travels to play the Air Force Falcons this weekend, which is the penultimate conference series of the season. Canisius entered last weekend’s series against the Army Black Knights with a great opportunity to distance themselves from the pack atop the … [Read more...]

Tale of two ends

    By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius hockey team is hosting the Army West Point Black Knights in an Atlantic Hockey Conference matchup this weekend. The Griffs played the Holy Cross Crusaders last weekend in a battle for first place in the AHC. The first game of the series went poorly for the Griffs, … [Read more...]

Slapshots: Griffs split series with Holy Cross; stay atop Atlantic Hockey

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor After an ugly 5-1 loss to Holy Cross on Friday, the Canisius hockey team was able to avenge the loss and split the two-game series with a 5-3 win over the Crusaders at HarborCenter Saturday. With the win, Canisius was able to remain tied for first place in the Atlantic Hockey standings with Holy Cross … [Read more...]

Griffs, Bentley split weekend series

Griffin Staff Report A feat that does not happen regularly occurred for the Canisius hockey team last Friday in their series opener in Waltham, Mass. against Bentley. Canisius had all three of their goals come from defensemen en route to a 3-2 win over the Falcons at John A. Ryan Arena. Jack Stander, Jimmy Mazza and Cameron Heath … [Read more...]

Griffs to host Crusaders for first place this weekend

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius hockey team hosts the Holy Cross Crusaders this weekend with first place in the Atlantic Hockey Conference on the line. The Griffs and Crusaders enter the two-game series tied atop the AHC with 26 points. The Griffs were only able to split last weekend against the Bentley Falcons, … [Read more...]

Hockey travels to Bentley this weekend; host North Dakota next season

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter The Canisius hockey team entered the holiday break with a strong conference record (12-6-0). After being projected as a mid-standings team in the preseason, the Griffs have vaulted into first place in the Atlantic Hockey Conference. The Griffs have maintained their first-place status in the … [Read more...]


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