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HKY Live Blog: Canisius at Niagara

Final: Niagara 4, Canisius 2. Niagara finally wins at home in the series. The Purple Eagls win the season series, 2-0-1.

Third period

17:34 left: Niagara jumps out to a 4-2 lead on a solid individual effort from Iuorio.

Second period

End of the second: Niagara holds a 3-2 lead. Niagara held a 14-9 advantage in shots in period and holds a 30-10 advantge for the game. The Griffs will haVe 1:02 of power play to start the third.

17:25 left: And another goal for Canisius. Make it 3-2 after Wiseman got his second goal, redireting a centering pass from Doug Beck. That's three goals in 1:16 and two goals on for the Griffs on three shots.

18:04 left: And the two-goal lead returns for NIagara as Marc Zannette scored on the power play.

18:41 left: Canisius gets on the boad, applying good pressure to start the game.Tyler Wiseman scored, sneaking the puck by Noonan.

First period

End of the period: Niagara leads, 2-0. According to in-game live stats, Canisius had just one shot on goal. We think they had two, but then again, that's not a lot to quabble over.

15:38 left: And just like that Niagara is up 2-0. A Canisius defender pinched at the blue line to play the puck, but the Purple Eagles got possions and broke down the ice. Iuorio passed to Isaac Kohls who tipped it in. That's two goals for the second line tonight.

19:06 left: Niagara takes a 1-0 lead when Giancarlo Iuorio picked up a puck in front of the net and fired a quick shot past Capobianco.

Pregame

LEWISTON --  Welcome to the third and final regular season matchup between Canisius and Niagara on the ice. Niagara leads the season series 1-0-1 after picking up a 4-1 win Tuesday in the Buffalo State Ice Arena. But mind you -- the home team is winless in the last six meetings between the two teams.

Tony Capobianco will start in goal for Canisius. The sophomore has a 2.91 goals against average this year and has been splitting time with senior Dan Morrison, who took the loss on Tuesday.

For Niagara, expect senior Chris Noonan to get the start. His 1.72 goals against ranks second best in the country.

--- Amy Moritz

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Bob Dicesare

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

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.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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