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By Amy Moritz » Monday, February 1, 2016

The top three teams remained unchanged in the latest USCHO.com Men's Division I poll. Quinnipiac is the overall No. 1 followed by North Dakota and St. Cloud State. On my ballot, the top three also remained the same but in different order -- North Dakota, St. Cloud State then Quinnipiac. The Fighting Hawks swept Western... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, January 30, 2016

  Ralph Cuddemi scored late in the third period and the Canisius defense kept its poise as the Griffs gutted out a 1-1 tie with Air Force Saturday night in HarborCenter. Ryan Schmelzer's wraparound  was saved by Falcons' goalie Shane Starrett, but the rebound sat in the blue paint to his left. Cuddemi swooped... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, January 29, 2016

LEWISTON -- The winless streak stretched to 10 games for Niagara as the Purple Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision to Army West Point at Dwyer Arena Friday night. Niagara is now 0-9-1 in its last 10 games with its lone point coming in a 3-3 tie at Canisius Jan. 16. Army West Point built a 3-0 first-period lead, taking... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Teams are wining. Teams are tying. Teams are splitting weekends. And so there is no consensus on the top team in men's Division I hockey according to the voters of the latest USCHO.com poll. Quinnipiac took the top spot with 30 first-place votes. North Dakota was second with 15, St. Cloud with four and Providence with... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, January 18, 2016

Quinnipiac did not play this weekend, yet they shot to No. 1 in the latest USCHO.com Division I men's hockey poll. That's what happens when the other top teams stumble. North Dakota, last week's No. 1, split its weekend series with Nebraska-Omaha. Of course Quinnipiac had been No. 1 on my ballot since the return from... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, January 16, 2016

For just the fourth time in the series history, Canisus and Niagara skated to a tie. Shane Conacher's goal late in the second period knotted the game at 3-3 and neither team could capitalize on their opportunities in the third. It was just the fifth overtime game in the series. First goal: Dylan McLaughlin picked up... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, January 15, 2016

Buffalo landed yet another hockey event as College Hockey America announced that it will play its semifinal and championship game at HarborCenter in March. This marks the first time the women's Division I hockey conference will hold its tournament at a neutral site. The success of last year's IIHF Women's U18 World... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Niagara shot machine was up to full speed, but Canisius freshman Simon Hofley stopped nearly all of them. Hofley made 28 saves to backstop the Golden Griffins to a 3-1 win over Niagara at HarborCenter Thursday night. Ralph Cuddemi, Shane Conacher and Dylan McLaughlin scored the goals for the Griffs, who won their... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's one of the best college sports weeks of the year in Western New York as Canisius and Niagara hockey teams go at it -- and for the first time at Harborcenter (7:35 p.m. tonight -- they also meet at 3:05 p.m. Saturday). Some of our coverage: [BN]Rinkside Preview: Canisius vs. Niagara McLaughlin happy to be with... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's the most wonderful week of college hockey in Western New York as Canisius and Niagara meet at HarborCenter for two Atlantic Hockey games. While the Purple Eagles dominated parts of the series, which dates back to 1997 as both programs were transitioning to Division I, lately the outcomes have been evenly matched. The... Read More

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ABOUT THE REPORTER

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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