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...]

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...]

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...]

Quinn sets history at Little Three

Canisius' cross country team warms up prior to practice on Thursday. The Griffs swept the Little Three Championship last Saturday in Olean. (Aidan Joly/The Griffin) By Aidan Joly Sports Contributor If there is way to get your season off on the right foot, the Canisius cross country team did so last weekend, as they picked up an … [Read more...]

High expectations for veteran squad

Italian defender Alessio Atzori is one of the biggest additions to the Griffs' squad this upcoming season. (Photo courtesy of Austin Mariasy) By Canio Marasco III Senior Sports Reporter For the first time in program history, the Canisius men’s soccer team opens their campaign as the top-ranked team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic … [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...]

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