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By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NHL veteran Ethan Moreau joined the Niagara hockey team as an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. Moreau played 15 seasons in the NHL, notching 147 goals and 140 assists in 928 games with the four teams -- Chicago, Edmonton, Columbus and Los Angeles. He made his NHL debut in 1995 with Chicago then spent 10 seasons... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NBC hockey analyst and NHL veteran Eddie Olczyk will be the guest speaker at Niagara's third annual Purple Eagles Hockey Dinner Oct. 3 at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Olczyk played for six NHL teams from 1984 to 2000 and the Chicago native was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. His son,... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, September 19, 2016

Defending champion RIT was voted the preseason No. 1 in Atlantic Hockey by the league's coaches. Robert Morris, which had won the regular season the last two years before being upset in the playoffs, was voted sixth as the Colonials bring in 10 freshmen. Canisius was voted ninth and Niagara 10th. The complete... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Atlantic Hockey will offer a full complement of scholarships. That's big news in the college hockey world and for the 11 member institutions of Atlantic Hockey. The league, which once capped scholarships at 12, currently allows teams to offer 14 scholarships. The NCAA maximum is 18. Atlantic Hockey was the only... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Buffalo State's all-time leading scorer will be coaching in the Monsignor Martin Association this year. Jake Simmons was hired as the freshman basketball coach at St. Joe's. Simmons, a native of Rochester, scored 2,079 points for the Bengals' men's basketball team from 2009-13 breaking the 42-year record set by Randy Smith... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, August 29, 2016

Canisius College announced two additions and one change to its hockey staff for the 2016-17 season. The Golden Griffins added Mike Nepsa as a volunteer assistant coach and Dan Johansson as equipment manager. David Smith, who was the Griffs' volunteer assistant coach, will serve as the program's director of player... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Hockey season inches closer as Niagara released its schedule for the 2016-17 season this week. (Canisius released its schedule last week.) The Purple Eagles open the season with three Atlantic Hockey games before diving into the non-conference portion of their schedule. The team travels to Rensselaer on Oct. 21 then to... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Time to clear out the summer notebook of news and notes from Western New York college hockey scene: Niagara coaching changes The Purple Eagles lost associated head coach Tim Madsen who took the job as head coach of the  Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in May. Then in July assistant... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It was the day before the 2007 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship when reporter Christine Brennan posed a slightly philosophical question about the use of “Lady Vols” to Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. “With all due respect to the brand and what you have created there, is it time to get rid of that adjective and... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, March 31, 2016

Jake McCabe is a proud alumnus of Wisconsin’s hockey program. So when the university announced it was hiring Tony Granato, the Buffalo Sabres defenseman got excited. “I actually watched their press conference online the other day,” said McCabe who played at Wisconsin from 2011-14. “You kind of feel their passion... Read More

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and covered the Bills from 1992 through 2014. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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