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Milestones for Gibbons, Conacher in offensive explosion for Canisius

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The puck from Shane Conacher's first collegiate goal. (@Jack_Maarkwardt)

 

by Amy Moritz

A night of individual milestone goals highlighted a complete team effort for the Canisius hockey team as the Golden Griffins trounced Army, 8-2, in an Atlantic Hockey matchup Friday night.

Senior Kyle Gibbons scored twice to give him 50 career goals. He became  the third player in the Division I era with 50 career goals, joining Cory Conacher (2007-11) and Jason Weeks (2006-10).

Speaking of Cory Conancher, his younger brother, Shane, scored his first collegiate goal. He gathered a loose puck at the blueline and scored from the slot at 6:49 of the third period. It was just the third complete game for Shane after his jaw was broken in the season opener at Niagara.

 

A few other offensive notes from the contest:

  • Tyler Wiseman became the first Canisius player in the program’s history to score a 3-on-5 short-handed goal. The junior stole the puck in the neutral zone and then knocked in his own rebound at the 3:11 mark of the third period.
  • Canisius scored five goals in the final period. That's the most goals by the Griffs in a single period in since Jan. 18, 2003 when they netted five in the second in a 5-2 against UConn.
  • The eight goals by the Griffs are the most since also scoring eight in a win over American International on Jan. 24, 2011
  • Junior Braeden Rigney scored what proved to the game-winner in the third period to break a 2-2 tie. He now has six points (three goals, three assists) in the last seven games after recording 11 points in his first 57 career contests. 
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Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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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.

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