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By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Niagara will open the 2015-16 season on the road, front-loading their schedule with non-conference opponents. After an exhibition game at Dwyer Arena against Wilfred Laurier on Oct. 3, the Purple... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vinny Scarsella decided to go back to Europe. The St. Francis and Canisius College alum signed with the Manchester Storm of the Elite Ice Hockey League in Great Britain. "A lot of it is the... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Steve Murphy will take over the Buffalo State men's hockey program for the 2015-16 season. The school announced it was promoting the assistant coach to interim head coach. Murphy takes over for... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How's this for a season opener -- Penn State in HarborCenter. Canisius College will host the Nittany Lions on Saturday, Oct. 10 to open the 2015-16 season as the Golden Griffins play their first... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Nick Carriere is moving on. After 10 seasons as the head coach for Buffalo State, Carriere was named an assistant coach with the St. John’s IceCaps, the NHL affiliate of the Montreal... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Former Canisius College defenseman Chris Rumble signed a contract with the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL. Rumble was also invited to play for the Ottawa Senators at the 2015 NHL Rookie Tournament,... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's hockey news at multiple levels on July 1, including the ECHL releasing the list of valid qualifying offers extended to players. The offers remain valid until Aug.1 Canisius and St. Francis... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The journey continues for Keegan Asmundson. The goaltender had a second semester to remember for the Canisius College Golden Griffins, one that set program records and carried the team to its... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, June 29, 2015

With a 4.0 grade point average in sports management, sophomore defenseman Kevin Patterson was one of eight players to receive Atlantic Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year honors. “Kevin has... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, June 29, 2015

The Canisius hockey program has enjoyed success on the ice, advancing to the Atlantic Hockey Tournament's Final Four for the past three seasons including one championship. The success spills over... 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.