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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

By Amy Moritz » Monday, March 28, 2016

And then there was one. Only one Buffalo Sabres prospect remains alive in college hockey after regional play. Chris Brown, a freshman forward with Boston College, will play in the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay after the Eagles advanced with wins over Harvard (4-1) and Minnesota-Duluth (3-2) in the Northeast... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Conacher era at Canisius College has ended. Shane Conacher elected to forego his senior year and signed an Amateur Try Out contract with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. He is making his pro debut Saturday afternoon as the Marlies host St. John’s. Conacher recorded 106 points on 37 goals and... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, March 18, 2016

COLUMBUS -- The University at Buffalo came out with a fast start, but Ohio State found its groove in transition and on the perimeter to earn the 88-69 win in the first round of the NCAA tournament at St. John's Arena Friday. Buffalo came out with no fear, attacking the rim and running its offense. An inside bucket from... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, March 18, 2016

COLUMBUS -- The advice to her team is simple -- just play. When the University at Buffalo women's basketball takes to the court for its first ever NCAA tournament appearance Friday afternoon, all the pressure is on Ohio State. The Buckeyes, after all, are supposed to win. “We have nothing to lose," UB coach Felisha... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, March 17, 2016

COLUMBUS -- While Buffalo is celebrating its first trip to the NCAA women's basketball tournament, the Bulls are part of another first. It's the first time the Big 4 has two teams in the women's field. And that's kind of cool, especially for UB junior forward Cassie Oursler who played her high school ball at Grand... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, March 17, 2016

COLUMBUS -- Ohio State was hoping for a better entrance into the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes had an impressive stretch midseason, winning 19 of 20 games, before hitting a bump in the road and dropping three of their last four games heading into Friday's first-round matchup against Buffalo in the first round of the... 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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