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...]

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...]

Canisius, HarborCenter agree to extension

By Marshall Haim Senior Sports Editor There was never a doubt that the Canisius hockey team would be leaving their home rink at HarborCenter in downtown Buffalo any time soon. That plan was solidified Aug. 28 when Canisius and the multi-use facility run by Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced the Griffs had signed a five-year … [Read more...]

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...]

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