Stories by Amy Moritz
By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, September 17, 2014Senior defenseman Doug Jessey was named captain of the Canisius College men’s hockey team while senior goaltender Keegan Asmundson was named assistant captain. Jessey set career highs last season with 22 points on eight goals and 14 assists. He was named to the 2014 Atlantic Hockey All-Tournament Team, recording seven… Read more »
By Amy Moritz » Monday, September 15, 2014A new award from the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) has been named in honor of Buffalo native Mark Rudolph. The second-year conference will award the Mark Rudolph Officiating Achievement Award at the end of each season. The honor will go to a referee, linesman or supervisor in the NCHC who “through… Read more »
By Amy Moritz » Monday, September 15, 2014After building Medaille men’s basketball into a regional Division III force, Mike MacDonald will look to do the same for Daemen as the Wildcats continue their move into NCAA Division II. Daemen will introduce MacDonald as its next men’s basketball coach in a press conference on Tuesday. MacDonald transformed the Mavericks into… Read more »
By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, September 9, 2014Kevin Ryan will get an opportunity to make an impression on decision makers in pro hockey this weekend. The former Niagara University defenseman and Eden native was added to the Columbus Blue Jackets’ roster for the annual Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. Ryan, an unsigned free agent, had a… Read more »
By Amy Moritz » Friday, September 5, 2014Canisius added defenseman Jack Strander to its freshman hockey class. A native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Strander played last season with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL. In 58 games, he had 10 points (one goal, nine assists). He also played three seasons at Grosse Point North HIgh… Read more »
By Amy Moritz » Thursday, September 4, 2014Kevin Albers and Matt Dineen were named captains for the Niagara University men’s hockey team for the 2014-15 season. It’s the second straight year that Albers, a senior, will serve as captain. In 94 career games for the Purple Eagles he has three goals and 13 assists. Dineen is entering… Read more »
By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, August 26, 2014Class started at Niagara University this week and the hockey team welcomed its freshman class to campus. The Purple Eagles added seven freshmen to their program, looking to add depth and build upon last year’s run to the Atlantic Hockey semifinals. Grand Island native Lawrence Smith joins Niagara after the… Read more »
By Amy Moritz » Thursday, August 14, 2014Canisius College hockey can add another verbal recruit to its list. Joshua Gabriel announced on Twitter he has chosen to play for Golden Griffins. The 18-year-old Lancaster native played in 37 games last season for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, scoring 14 goals with 20 assists. His commitment is for the… Read more »
By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, August 13, 2014Tony Capobianco became the fifth player from the Canisius College Class of 2014 to sign a professional hockey contract for the upcoming season. The goaltender who owns nearly every record for the Golden Griffins signed with the Elmira Jackals of the East Coast Hockey League. The team announced Capobianco had… Read more »
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.